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Baloo's Bugle


August 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 1
September 2004 Theme

Theme: Time in a Capsule
Webelos: Citizen and Communicator
  Tiger Cub:
Program & Activities




Out-of-this-World Smoothies

Santa Clara County Council


2 medium ripe bananas

1 8-oz can crushed pineapple, drained

1½ cups milk

½ cup fresh or frozen unsweetened sliced strawberries

2 T honey

5 ice cubes

Whipped topping, chocolate syrup and maraschino cherries

In a blender, combine the first 5 ingredients; cover and process until smooth.  Gradually add ice, blending until slushy.  Pour into chilled glasses.  Garnish with  whipped topping, chocolate syrup and cherries.

Yield:  4 servings.

Flying Saucer Candies

Santa Clara County Council

Ingredients, Supplies:

½ cup honey

½ cup crunchy peanut butter

½ cup dry milk

Waxed paper

In a small bowl, mix honey and peanut butter.  Stir in dry milk, a few spoonfuls at a time, until blended.  Divide dough into four parts and roll out each into a snake-like shape.  Wrap each “snake” in waxed paper and place in refrigerator for one hour.  Remove from refrigerator and slice each into candy-size pieces.


Circle Ten Council

Makes:              2 dozen

Prep Time:        20 minutes
Cook Time:       20 minutes
Ready in:           40 minutes


     1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
     2 cups all-purpose flour
     1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
     ½ teaspoon salt
     ½ cup butter, softened
     1 ½ cups packed light brown sugar
     3 eggs
     1 teaspoon vanilla extract
     1 cup water
     2 cups miniature marshmallows


·         Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

·         Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler.  Let cool.

·         In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. 

·         In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar together. 

·         Blend eggs into the butter mixture one at a time. 

·         Stir in vanilla, flour mixture, water and chocolate into the butter and eggs; beat well.  

·         Stir in marshmallows. 

·         Fill paper-lined cupcake pans half full. 

·         Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 20 minutes. 

·         Cool on a wire rack before serving.


Circle Ten Council

For safety, Den Leader or Parent volunteers should help


Potatoes -- Enough to make 4 to 8 cups of mashed potatoes.

You can use frozen mashed potatoes. Or you can use fresh mashed potatoes (takes about 5 pounds to make 6 cups of mashed potatoes). Or you can use instant mashed potatoes. (Just don't make them too soft.)

1 cup grated cheddar (or other kind) cheese

Note about the cheese: The cheese will make the asteroids more delicious, but when it melts, the asteroids might go flat. If you want more realistic asteroids that don't taste quite as interesting, leave out the cheese.

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of butter or margarine

Salt and pepper, as you like it

Extra butter or margarine to grease the cookie sheet and, if you like, to melt over the hot asteroids before you eat them.


Something to make the mashed potatoes –

Depending on how you make your mashed potatoes, you might need a pot and a potato masher or electric mixer

Mixing bowl and spoon

Oven mitt or pot holders

Cookie sheet


·         Turn on your oven to 375º Fahrenheit (190 Celsius).

·         Take a little slice of the butter or margarine and rub it evenly on the cookie sheet so the asteroids won't stick. (You might want to use a paper towel for this so your fingers don't get all messy--yet!)

·         Make the mashed potatoes. Make a lot (8 cups) or a little (4 cups).

·         Add the cheese (if you want), butter, salt and pepper to the potatoes and mix well. The mixture should stick together. If it's too dry, add a little milk. If it's too moist, add a little flour (start with 2 tablespoons).

·         Take a handful of potatoes (about 1/2 cup or more) and shape it into your own idea of an interesting asteroid shape. Use your fingers to poke dents in it for craters. 

·         Set the asteroid on the greased cookie sheet.

·         Use all the potatoes to make asteroids. (If you have lots of asteroids, you may need another cookie sheet. Or bake the first ones, then regrease the cookie sheet and make some more.)

·         Put the cookie sheet full of asteroids in the hot oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until they are brown.

·         Using the hot pads or oven mitt, remove the cookie sheet from the oven, and using the large spoon, transfer the asteroids to a serving plate.




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