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July 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 12
August 2004 Theme

Theme: Scouting the Miday
Webelos: Forester & Naturalist
  Tiger Cub:





Utah National Parks Council

MIDWAY BARKER APPLAUSE - Step right up, folks! See the most stupendous Cub Scout in the world!

BALLOON APPLAUSE - Place hands around mouth and begin to blow up your pretend balloon. As the balloon gets bigger, spread your hands apart, let it get about as big as your head then yell "Bang!" as you clap your hands together.

CLOWN APPLAUSE - Hold fingers in the corners of your mouth, pull it up into a smile and say: "Smile, everyone, SMILE!"

FERRIS WHEEL APPLAUSE - Move right arm in a large circle. On the upswing say "OHHHHHHH." On the downswing say "AHHHHH."

STRONGMAN APPLAUSE - Stand, bend at the waist. Pretend to pick up some weights (slowly) then clean and jerk them over your head. Hold them there for a few seconds and yell "I did it! I did it!"

Longhorn Council

Flower: Like a flower blooming raise part way up in your chair, look around and then stand up quickly, yelling: “Spr000ong!”

Handkerchief: Throw a handkerchief up in the air with the instructions for applause to last until you catch it or it falls to the floor. Vary length of applause from long throw to short throw to NO throw.

Bicycle: Say: “Pump, pump, pump!”

Nutty: Cashew Cashew Cashew

Balloon: Make a fist. Put the thumb in your mouth and blow. Slowly open fingers to resemble enlarging balloon. Then flip out hand yelling, “Pop!’ Or have air escape from mouth of balloon in a hiss.



Santa Cara County Council

When does Friday come before Thursday?

                                                                          In the dictionary.

Why did the clown tell a joke to the eggs?

                                                      He wanted to crack them up.

Why was Sunshine the clown staring at an orange juice can?

                                                 Because it said, “Concentrate.”

Why can’t clown noses be 12 inches long?

                                         Because then they would be a foot.

Why did Rainbow the clown eat a dollar bill?

                                                              It was his lunch money.

Why did Silly Willy hold his ears when he walked by the hen house?

                               He didn’t want to hear the fowl language.



Utah National Parks Council

Cub #1:      What do you call a zebra with no stripes?

Cub #2:      Beats me.

Cub #1:      A horse.

Cub #l:       What kind of fruit is most likely to explode?

Cub #2:      A bango!

Cub #1:      Betcha I can stay under water for a full minute.

Cub #2:      Betcha can't!

(Cub #1 takes a glass of water, holds it over his head and starts counting.)

Cub #1:      Give me a penny and without looking at it, I'll be able to tell you the date.

Cub #2:      (Hands the first Cub a penny.) Okay, let's see how you do that.

(Cub #1 says current date.)

Shake Well

Longhorn Council

Clowns are talking. But one is shaking all over.

First Clown:     What's the matter with you?

2nd Clown:        I've got to take my medicine as soon as this is over.

First Clown:     Well, what's the matter?

2nd Clown:        You see that bottle?

First Clown:     Yeah!

2nd Clown:        It says, "Shake well before taking."

Herman, The Trained Flea

Longhorn Council

The trainer has a flea various tricks, when suddenly he loses Herman, his trained flea. He searches around for Herman, calling for him, eventually a person is brought forward with a flea in his hair. The punch line is, "This isn't Herman!"

Circle Ten Council

Scout:                 Scout walks on carrying a piece of wood.

Leader:               What are you doing?

Scout:                 I’m feeling a little board.

1st Scout:          I went fishing last week.

2nd Scout:         What did you catch?

1st Scout:          Three bass and one smelt.

2nd Scout:         It did?  Which one?


2nd Scout:         What’s the matter with you?

1st Scout:          A bee’s stung my thumb!

2nd Scout:         Try putting some cream on it then.

1st Scout:          But the bee will be miles away by this time.

Cub 1:                 So we’re supposed to do a run-on, right.

Cub 2:                 Yup.

Cub 1:                 Ya got one in mind?

Cub 2:                 Nope.

Cub 1:                 Then I guess we’ll do a run off.

Cub 2:.                Yup.




Utah National Parks Council

 (You may need a calculator for this.)

Ask each person to write down the number of the month in which he was born, multiply it by two, add five, multiply that by fifty, add his age, subtract 365, add 115, ask for the answer. The first digit in the answer will tell the month of birth and the last two will be his age. If the answer has four digits, the first two will be the month.

Longhorn Council

Putting Coin Into Cup: There is a coin in front of a cup standing on a table. Can you put the coin in the cup without touching the coin, Yes, by striking the table underneath the coin thus making the coin land in the cup.

Gallileo's Dilemma: If you hold a small sheet of paper and a big book at arm’s length and then drop them at the same time, which will land first? Answer: If both are dropped with different hands, the book will land first. But if the paper is placed on top of the book and they are dropped together, they will fall together.

Betcha Can’t: Boast that you can push a quarter through a ring. Ask if anyone can do it. Demonstrate by putting your finger through the ring and then push the quarter.

Bouncing Buttons: Stir a teaspoon of soda into a glass of water. Drop in some buttons of different sizes. Pour in as much vinegar as it takes to make the buttons bounce on the top. The bubbles of carbon dioxide, which are lighter than water lift the buttons. When they reach the surface, the carbon dioxide keeps going and the buttons sink back to collect more. They will bounce up and down for quite awhile. Add more vinegar as they slow down.

Tongue Twisters

Longhorn Council

Handy, hearty hearts hearten other hardy, hearty hearts.

Shaggy, scraggy scrappy Scruggs, shrugged as he sugared chowder.

Seven silly sheep slowly shuffled south.

Three tree toads tied together tried to trot to town.

A big black bug bit a big black bear, making the big black bear bleed blood.

Whether the weather be fine, or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.

The sheik’s sick sheep sleep.

Lucy loosened Suzie’s shoes and Suzie’s shoes stayed loose while Suzie snoozed.

A tutor who tooted a flute, Tried to teach two tooters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor, “Is it harder to toot,
Or tutor two tooters to toot?”

Round and round the rough and ragged rock the ragged rascal ran.

A fly and a flea in a flue, were imprisoned.
So what could they do?
Said the flea, “Let us fly.”
Said the fly, “Let us flee.”
So they flew through the flaw in the flue.



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