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Baloo's Bugle


November 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 4
December 2004 Theme

Theme: Holiday Food Fare
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub:
Achievement 2 & Activities





The Waiter

Baltimore Area Council

Three Scouts are seated in a restaurant. A waiter approaches them.

Waiter:      What’ll you have?

Scout 1:     I’ll have a tuna on rye.

Waiter:      Why tuna? Salmon’s much better. And have it on whole wheat, it’s healthier.

Scout 1:     Okay, okay. Make it salmon on whole wheat.

Waiter:      And you?

Scout 2:     I’ll have bacon and tomato on toast. And coffee.

Waiter:      Bacon’s not good for you. And coffee strains your heart. Have a nice roast beef sandwich and a cup of tea.

Scout 2:     Okay, make it a roast beef sandwich and tea.

Waiter:      How about you?

Scout 3:     What do you suggest?

Waiter:      Who has time to make suggestions?

Echo Point

Baltimore Area Council

Cast: Guide, students and echo (hidden)

Setting: School field trip, all are standing at the edge of a cliff.

GUIDE:      This is Echo Point. What makes Echo Point so special is that whenever you call out the name of a food, it will echo three times. Listen. Yogurt!

ECHO:       Yogurt! Yogurt! Yogurt!

GUIDE:      See? Now anyone want to try? (Each Cub calls out a food, and Echo repeats three times, until last Cub.)

LAST CUB: My turn! Baloney:

ECHO:       Baloney, baloney! (Only twice)

GUIDE:      That’s strange. It’s never repeated a food only twice. Maybe we should wait a moment more. (Pause---nothing happens) I’m so sorry, boys. Maybe we should go back to school for lunch in the cafeteria, where the food is so good.

ECHO:       Baloney!

Winter Skit

Connecticut Rivers Council

Set Up –

Jingle bells start jingling offstage.

Four Cub Scouts pull a “ sleigh” to center (can hold onto a rope or stick to keep them together.)

As they move they count to themselves l-2-3-4.

On “ 4” they all yell, “CRACK!” together.

Driver flicks a whip as they all yell, “Crack!“ .

Sleigh stops - bells stop - when the driver yells, “WHOA!” Driver gets out, walks to a group of waiting scouts and “Talks” (Pantomimes) to them.

Horse #l    (In exasperation) Where did she get that whip? All Horses Shake their heads.

Horse #2   (Groans as he looks at the group) Look who we have tonight! All Horses Groan. Cub Scouts! (disgusted)

Horse #3   They’ re so loud! They hurt my ears!

Horse #4   Worse than that, they sing the whole trip!

Horse #l    Where did she get that whip?

Horse #2   I don’ t know, but look back there. Something is happening.

(Scouts and driver appear to be arguing. Scouts point to drivers whip and shake their heads no.)

Horse #3   (Hopefully) Maybe we won’ t be carrying Cub Scouts tonight.

Horse #4   They’ re just so . . . so spirited! They can not sit still!

All horses look at group once again. Driver throws whip away, and they all approach sleigh.

Scouts fall in behind driver.

Horses:      (Together) Yea! Wow! Rad! Awesome!

Horse #l    (In disbelief) They talked her out of using the whip!

Horse #2   Cub Scouts are Awesome, Horse!

Horse #3   They’ re cool dudes. They always carry their trash away, and they feed us apples. -

Horse #4   They are fun and they sing. They are so full of . . . of spirit!

Driver picks up reins and yells “Giddyup” .

Bells jingle. All move forward singing:

Dashing through the snow,

in a four horse open sleigh,

O’ re the fields we go,

laughing all the way,

Bells on Cubtails ring,

Making spirits bright

What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,

Oh, what fun it is to ride in a four horse open sleigh – Hey



Otetiana Council


CHARLIE BROWN, LINUS, CUB SCOUTS (As many as 8 and as few as 3.)

CUB 1:                    This is a great time of year!

CUB 2:                    It sure is! Snow … Santa Claus … presents … its all just great.

CUB 3:                    Well, here comes Charlie Brown and Linus.

3 CUBS:                 Hi Linus. Hi Charlie Brown.

CUB 4:                    What’s the matter Charlie Brown?

CHARLIE:             I was just thinking. All I will probably get for Christmas is rocks! That’s all I got at Halloween.

CUB 5:                    That’s not all there is at Christmas.

CUB 6:                    There’s snow.

CHARLIE:             That means Lucy will throw snowballs at me!

CUB 7:                    How about Christmas trees?

CHARLIE:             Snoopy knocked mine down!

CUB 8:                    There’s also mistletoe and bells and Christmas carols . . .

CHARLIE:             Bells hurt my ears, only my mother wants to kiss me and I can’t sing. If  that’s all Christmas is about, I guess I don’t like it much. I wonder if that’s all there really is?

LINUS:                   No, Charlie Brown, there is much more. Let me tell you what Christmas is all about.
“… And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were so afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you. Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God and saying: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’ And that’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.





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