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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:




Baltimore Area Council

Popeye Cheer:

Divide audience into two parts -

1st group:      Where's my spinach! Where's my spinach!

2nd group:     Toot, toot! You're Popeye the sailor man! Here's your spinach!

1st group:      Well, blow me down, I love my spinach

2nd group:     Toot, toot! You're Popeye the sailor man!

Seal Cheer: Extend arms, cross hands at the wrist and flap hands several times.

Steamboat Cheer:

Get group repeating "Chug-a- chug-chug,

Then reach up with your right hand and pull down.

Audience responds with "Toot, "Toot".

Leaky Faucet Cheer: Hold your index finger out, tip it up and down saying, "Drip, drip, drip!"

Be careful with this last one –

it could be taken negatively.  CD

Longhorn Council

Surfboarders Cheer: Pretend to be riding a surfboard, run it onto the beach, jump off, spread arms wide, say “Success!”

Diver’s Cheer: Same idea as Surfboarders Cheer, but jump off and say “Kersplash.” “Perfect!”

The Wave: Start with one side and let the wave go around the room twice.

Swimming: Pretend to swim using the breaststroke, clap hands together as you put your arms forward.

Big Rain Applause: Start tapping one finger from each hand.  Build quickly one finger at a time until you are clapping both hands.  Then reverse and have storm fade away.

Beach Cheer: Divide the audience into three groups.  When you point to group one, they yell "Sand!"  When you point to group two, they yell, "Surf!"  When you point to group three, they yell, "Sun!"

Clam Clap: Fold hands together, interlocking fingers. Make noise by pressing palms together.

Motor Boat: Pull on starter cord a few times while fluttering tongue on roof of mouth.  Then start the sound of a motorboat.



Baltimore Area Council

Why didn't the man swim on an empty stomach'?

Because it is easier to swim on water

Where do ships go when they are ill?

To the "docks -

What part of a fish weighs the most?

The scales

What fish helps musicians?

A tuna fish

Circle Ten Council

What fish would an actor like to be?                  Starfish

What fish should wear a crown?                       Kingfish

What fish might say, 'Bow wow"?                      Dogfish

What fish can play in a band?                           Drumfish

What fish might chase a mouse?                          Catfish

What fish may be found on a boat?                    Sailfish

What fish is the best fish of all?                      Angelfish

What do sharks like to eat with peanut butter sandwiches?        Jellyfish

What kind of cat lives in the ocean?           An octopus



Longhorn Council

Cub 1: Why do fish have schools?
Cub 2: So the buoys and gulls can get an education.
Cub 1: Do they have Scouts too?
Cub 2: Sure Buoy Scouts and Gull Scouts.

Cub 1: What do buoy scouts do?
Cub 2: Make sure the coast is clear.

Boy 1: Why do you keep doing the backstroke?
Boy 2: I just had lunch and I don’t want to swim on a full

Cub 1: They say that swimming is one of the best exercises
            for keeping the body slim and trim.
Cub 2: Yeah. Right!
Cub 1: Why do you say that?
Cub 2: Well, did you ever see a whale?

Cub 1: What is the first thing the fisherman caught after
            running to the river?
Cub 2: His breath!

Cub 1: Do you know what sea monsters eat?
Cub 2: Sure. Submarine sandwiches!

Cub 1:  What ship is always managed by more than one    

Cub 2: A partnership

Cub 1: What do you call a baby whale?
Cub 2: A little squirt.

Santa Clara County Council

Scout 1:      I’ve eaten beef all my life and now I’m as strong as an ox.

Scout 2:      That’s funny.  I’ve eaten fish all my life and I can’t swim a stroke.

What stays in bed most of the day and sometimes goes to the bank?       A stream.

 Where can you find an ocean without water?

                                                                                      On a map.

What do sea monsters have for dinner?

                                                                             Fish and ships.

What do you call a thing that sits on the bottom of the ocean and twitches?          A nervous wreck.

When is a ship like snow?                            When it’s a-drift.

What gets wetter the more it dries?                           A towel.

What kind of lights did Noah’s ark have?


Where is the ocean the deepest?                   On the bottom.

Did you hear about the pelican that switched from sardines to herring?   The smaller fish just didn’t fill the bill.

What’s a shark’s favorite food?

                                                              A submarine sandwich.

Circle Ten Council

Boy:                How many fish have you caught?

Fisherman:     None yet. But I've only been fishing for an hour.

Boy:                That's better than the man who was fishing here yesterday.

Fisherman:     How's it better?

Boy:                It took him five hours to do what you've done in just one!



Baltimore Area Council

Four or more (or less - CD) people sneak up behind the speaker and set chairs down so that "the speaker can't see them." They then begin to go through the motions of casting a line and reeling it in. After a while the audience is watching what the group is doing and then the "speaker" looks over and asks, "What are you doing?"

"We're fishing!" is the reply of the fishermen. after which they go back to their motions and the speaker resumes talking. After a short time the speaker looks over and says - "But you can't fish here!"

"Why not?" asks another fisherman.

"Because there's no water here!" (speaker)

"Oh, well, they weren't biting anyway!" (fisherman)

The fishermen then turn their chairs so that they are lined up in a single line, facing in the same direction. They go through the motions of putting their gear away, and then, acting as if they are rowing a boat, slide their chairs backwards across the stage.






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