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Baloo's Bugle


September 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 2
October 2004 Theme

Theme: It's A Circus of Stars
Webelos: Citizen and Showman
  Tiger Cub:
Achievement 1 & Activities





Circle Ten Council

Bear:              Growl like a bear four times, turning halfway around each time.

Ferris Wheel:      Move right arm in a large circle, on the upswing say: "OHHHHH!"

On the downswing say: "AHHHHH!" Variation: Insert the following between the ooh and aah above: when you are at the top, hold arm in place and rock back and forth and hold other hand over the eyes and say: "GEE, YOU CAN SURE SEE A LOT FROM UP HERE!!!

Tightrope Walker:             Have your arms out as if balancing on a tightrope. Lean to one side and say "Aaaiiiii" as you simulate falling.

Strongman:  Attempt to lift bar-bell and say "AAAaagh!" as you get the weight up above the head, then drop it to the floor saying, "THUD!"

Monkey:        Ooo, Ooo, Ooo (while acting like a monkey)

Elephant:       Let your arms act as your truck, waving it in front of your face. Then raise your arms up and make trumpeting noises.

Longhorn Council

Applaud And Cheer-Announce to group that when you raise your right hand, everyone should applaud. When you raise your left hand, everyone should yell or cheer. When you raise both hands, they applaud and cheer at the same time.

Cubby Applause-Yell “What’s the best den?” and have all the dens yell back their own den numbers.

Heart of America Council

Applause Clap - Divide the group into two sections. Each section claps only when the leader points to it. Start slowly, build up speed. Wind up by pointing to both sections.

Magic Hand Applause - Hold hands out in front of you, then put them behind your back, saying "Now you see them now you don't" Repeat three times, or until your hand actually disappears.

Sole Applause - For those who have put their heart and soul into something. Pat the palm of one hand on the sole of one shoe.


Circle Ten Council

What time is it when an elephant sits on your bed?

                                                               Time to get a new bed!

What did the banana do when the monkey chased it?

                                                                        The banana split!

Why did the elephant leave the circus?

                                      He was tired of working for peanuts!

What animals do you have to be careful of when you take exams?                 Cheetahs!

What happened when the lion ate the comedian?                                      

                                                                                  H felt funny!

Heart of America Council

What is the best way to keep a skunk from smelling?

                                                                              Hold it's nose.

When can three big people go out under a tiny umbrella and not get wet?              When it's not raining.

What can a person wear that never goes out of style?

                                                                                          A smile.


Circle Ten Council

Why aren’t elephants allowed on the beach?

                               Because they can’t keep their trunks up.

Why do elephants have so many wrinkles?

                                             Have you ever tried to iron one?

What kind of animal eats with his tail?

                                         All kinds—they can’t take them off.

Why did the snake shed its skin?

                                                             To get to the other hide.

Heart of America Council

Knock. Knock.

Who's there? Radio.

Radio who?

Radio not. Here I come!

Boy 1: What's your occupation?

Boy 2: I used to be an organist.

Boy 1: Why did you quit?

Boy 2: The monkey died.

Boy 1: How did you break your arm?

Boy 2: Playing football with a telephone booth.

Boy 1: What?

Boy 2: I was trying to get the quarter back.

Boy 1: Is that the sun or the moon up there?

Boy 2: I don't know. I'm a stranger here too.


Ha Ha Ha

Santa Clara County Council

Have 8-14 members of the audience form in a circle.  The first person says, “Ha.”  The second person says, “Ha-ha.”  The third person says, “Ha-ha-ha,” and so on, each person adding another “ha.” Each “ha” must be pronounced solemnly.  If any person laughs or fools around, he or she must drop out of the circle, but out, anything goes.  The eliminated players are free to do anything they can think of to make the others laugh.  No touching is allowed.

I remember seeing this on “I’ve Got a Secret” way back when.  Even Henry Morgan laughed!!  CD

Hilarious Handkerchief

Santa Clara County Council

Six or more members of the audience form a circle.  One of them stands in the middle, throws a handkerchief up into the air, and starts laughing.  Everyone in the circle laughs too, until the handkerchief hits the floor.  At that moment there is complete silence - anyone who is still laughing is out.


Heart of America Council

Tell your friends that you can jump backwards farther than they can jump forward, if they do exactly as you do. Prove it by grasping your toes and hopping backwards a few inches. When assuming the same position, they find they cannot budge.








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