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Baloo's Bugle


June 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 11
July 2004 Theme

Theme: Fin Fun
Webelos: Aquanaut & Geologist
  Tiger Cub:



Man Fishing

Baltimore Area Council

A man was fishing and catching fish like crazy. Two men were watching him and wondering what his secret was. They asked him what his secret is and he, just mumbles. They keep watching him reel in the fish and they again ask him what his secret is and he just mumbles. They ask a third time. He spits something into his hand and answers "Keep the worms warm".

I’ve seen this done with a whole den/patrol asking the man one at a time.  It is, also, good in the winter if they pretend they are ice fishing.  CD

Facts of Water

Baltimore Area Council

Cast: Six Cub Scouts

Equipment:        Buckets of water the Scouts can hold while speaking.

Cub # 1         Did you know that watermelon isn't called that for nothing? It's 97% water.

Cub # 2         Did you know that during a lifetime, you will drink about 16,000 gallons of water?

Cub # 3         Did you know if all the valleys and mountains on land and on sea were leveled, water would cover the entire earth two miles deep?

Cub # 4         Did you know that waterpower is no idle phrase? Water flowing at 10 miles an hour can move a rock 10 feet thick. Cub 5: Did you know that water helps regulate climate: It absorbs heat in summer and releases it in the winter.

Cub # 5         Did you know that a birch tree releases about 70 gallons of water into the atmosphere each day, almost the amount person uses in his home each day?

The Fisherman

Baltimore Area Council

Cast:          2 Cubs

Setting:     A fish market, customer and merchant

Customer:     I want you to do me a favor.

Merchant:     What is it Mr. Bigwig?

Customer:     I just got back from a fishing trip.

Merchant:     Did you catch anything?

Customer:     No, and that's the catch. My wife said I wouldn't and I'm in the doghouse. I said I would catch six fish. Merchant: Well, how can I help you.

Customer:     Let me have six of those medium size trout there.

Merchant:     Wrap 'em up?

Customer:     No, don't make a liar out of me. Pitch `em to me one at a time.

Merchant:     Well, I don't understand but here goes. (Tosses the fish to the Customer) What was that for?

Customer:     Very simple. I caught them, didn't 1?

Merchant:     (Grinning) You're right Mr. Bigwig. Good Luck. (Customer leaves)


Baltimore Area Council

Cast: 2 Cubs

Setting: 'Two Cubs are rowing an imaginary boat

Cub #1:      Whew! It sure is a long way out here.

Cub #2:      Yep (Puts hand to eyes) I can't see the shore anymore. Ready to start fishing?

Cub #1:      I think so. Looks like a good spot to me.

(Both ready imaginary rods, reels, hooks, worms, etc. and start fishing. Immediately they both start to catch fish, recast and catch more. Continue for several casts)

Cub #2:      I told you this would be a good spot.

Cub #1:      Sure is, the boat's full. Guess we have our limit, better get back.

Cub #2:      OK. (Gets oars ready)

Cub #1:      Did you use a map to get here?

Cub #2:      How are we ever gonna find our way back'?

Cub #l:       Oh. that's easy. I'll Just mark the spot with a big X right here on the side of the boat!

(Makes mark, both row away quickly)


Circle Ten Council

Make a cardboard cutout of a boat and a sign that says “Boat Dock”. 

The scene starts with the boat about 10 feet away from the boat dock. 

The Cub Scouts and their Den Chief are on their way to go fishing. 

Cub #1:          Stops at the dock then walks out across the water and gets in the boat.

Cub #2:          Hey wait for me! (He walks out to the boat.)

Den Chief:    Oh well... (Steps into the water and pretends to fall in and drags himself out)

Cub #3:          Hey wait up.  Here I come.  (Walks out to the boat.)

Den Chief:    (Tries and fails again.) 

The sequence continues until all the boys are in the boat and only the Den Chief remains on shore.

Cub #1:          Should we tell him where the rocks are?


Circle Ten Council

This is great and will be in Commissioner Dave’s Classics. Divide the parts up anyway you wish to use all your Cubs.  CD

Cub # 1:       If the Pilgrims came over on the Mayflower, how did Cub Scouts get here?

Cub # 2:       I don’t know. How?

Cub # 1:       On handy crafts (Cub Scout enters with sign reading “Handicraft”.)

Cub # 2:       If the Pilgrims came on the Mayflower and Cub Scouts came on handy crafts, how did doctor's get here?

Cub # 1:       How?

Cub # 2:       On blood vessels. (Cub Scout dressed as doctor enters.)

Cub # 3:       How did students get here?

Cub # 4:       I don’t know. How?

Cub # 3:       On scholarships (Cub Scout enters wearing academic cap and gown.)

Cub # 4:       How did all the ordinary people get here?

Cub # 5:       I’m stumped. How?

Cub # 4:       On citizen ships, of course. (Cub Scout enters carrying get-out-the-vote sign.)

Cub # 5:       And how did the barbers get here?

Cub # 6:       I know! They came on clipper ships (Cub Scout dressed as barber enters.)

Cub # 7:       How about movie stars?

Cub # 3:       How?

Cub # 4:       On the showboat. Some came on dreamboats, of course. (Cub Scout dressed as song and dance man enters.)

Cub # 5:       And finally, how did all the hot heads get here?

All:             On steamships, naturally. (All face audience and bow.)






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