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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





Connecticut Rivers Council

Eskimo Cheer: Brrrrr-rrr, Brrrrr-rrr.

Frozen Cub (Scout): Wrap your hands around yourself and say "Brrrrrrr".

Santa Claus: Reach out and hold stomach saying loudly, "HO, HO, HO" three times. Variation: Add: "MERRY CHRISTMAS!"

Sleigh: Say "Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle All the Way"

Christmas Bells: Pretend to hold a bell rope, then get the left side of the audience to say "DING" on the down stroke and the other side of the audience to say "DONG" on the up stroke

Rudolph: Put thumbs to your head with fingers up, forming antlers. Wrinkle your nose, saying. Blink, Blink, Blink."

Ice Cube Cheer: Shape an ice cube with a thumb and index finger, saying, "COOOOL!"

Star Cheer: Crouch down with hands on knees, then straighten up and extend your arms high and wide, and shout, “What a star you are!”

Southern NJ Council

SNOWBALL:      Reach down and pick up some snow. Pack it into a ball. Pull Arm back, throw, and yell "SPLAAAAT."

WORKING ELF   Pick up hammer and say, Nail, nail, nail, Glue, glue, glue, Build, build, build."

Baltimore Area Council

Catsup Applause  - Hold bottle in left hand and try to pound catsup out of the bottle with your right hand.

Quarter Pounder - Applause Place a pretend quarter in your left palm. Holding hand flat, make a fist with right hand and pound your left hand.

Seal of Approval  - Applause Put your forearms together from the elbows to the wrists. Keeping your arms in this position, move them from side to side while you flap your hands together and make an “URK URK” noise like a seal. (If the boys are sitting down, you might add an extra feature and see if they can kick their feet together at the same time.)



Connecticut Rivers Council

Who brings dogs their presents at Christmas?

Santa Paws

Santa Clara County Council

What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?

Pumpkin Pi.

What do you call a stolen yam?

A hot potato.

Southern NJ Council

What do turtles give each other for Christmas?

                                                                 People-neck sweaters

If an athlete gets "athletes foot", what does an astronaut get?

                                                                                   Missile toe.

What is the weather forecast for Christmas?

                                                         Probably some rain, dear!

Baltimore Area Council

Can you drop a full glass and spill no water?

                                            Yes, when the glass is full of milk.

Which will burn longer, a 2” or 8” candle?

                                               Neither, they both burn shorter.

What is the best paper for making kites?


Where are the coldest seats in a theatre?

                                                                                         In Z-row

Why isn’t a person’s nose twelve inches long?

                                              Because then it would be a foot.

Why is a joke like a coconut?

                                         It isn’t any good until it’s cracked.

What has a foot on each end and one in the middle?

                                                                                  A yardstick.

What is it that is put on the table, cut and passed, but never eaten?         A deck of cards.



Santa Clara County Council

Tourist arrives at a hotel needing a room

Clerk:        Hi, is your name Jell-O?

Tourist:     Uh… no.

Clerk:        Too bad, ‘cause there’s always room for Jell-O!

Diner:        Waiter, I can’t eat this!

Waiter:      Why not sir?

Diner:        You haven’t given me a knife and fork.

Diner:        Waiter, this lobster only has one claw.

Waiter:      I think he’s been in a fight, sir.

Diner:        Well, bring me the winner!

A Dad and his son are eating hamburgers at McDonalds

Son:            Daddy, What are these little things on the hamburger buns?

Dad:            They are tiny seeds and they’re okay to eat.

(After a long pause)

Son:            Dad, if we go home and plant these seeds in our backyard, we will have enough hamburgers to last forever.

Santa Clara County Council

A Zen Buddhist walks into a pizza parlor and says, “Make me one with everything.”

Indigestion is what you get when a square meal doesn’t fit in a round stomach.

A cheesecake is something that turns to pound cake when you eat it.

A big sign is posted in a fast-food restaurant that reads, “No bills larger than $20 will be accepted.”  The woman in front of the line points to the sign and remarks, “Believe me, if I HAD a bill larger than 20 dollars, I wouldn’t be eating here.”

Baltimore Area Council

 “Telephone” Run-On

Person walks across stage when a phone rings; picks it up; says: “You don’t say.” (pauses) “You don’t say.” (pauses) “You don’t say.” (hangs up the phone)

Cubmaster: “Who was that?”

Person answers: “I don’t know, he didn’t say!”

“Grease” Run-On

Boy 1: Tonight we are going to be talking about ancient Greece.

(Boy 2 walks onstage carrying a can of Crisco.)

Boy 1: No, no; not that kind of grease. You know Greece, the place.

Boy 2: Oh yeah, that’s in back of the cafeteria.

“Fish” Run-On

Scout walks on stage carrying a fishing pole.

Boy 1: Did you catch anything?

Boy 2: Yes.

Boy 1: How big was it?

Boy 2: It was THIS BIG. (Build up speech volume on THIS while spreading hands farther apart. On BIG, suddenly bring hands to about 6 or 7 inches apart).

“Cookies” Run-On

Cub #1: Did you eat all of the cookies?

Cub #2: I didn’t touch one.

Cub #1: That’s strange, because there is only one left.

Cub #2: Right. That’s the one I didn’t touch!

Connecticut Rivers Council

Cub 1:      I asked Mom for a new pair of sneakers for gym.

Cub 2:      What did she say?

Cub 1:      She said to tell Jim to buy his own sneakers.

Star Wars And Chinese Food

Remember Mark Hamill from Star Wars? He doesn't like to eat in Chinese restaurants. He likes the food fine, but has a lot of trouble using chopsticks. Just when he starts to get really frustrated, this voice whispers in his ear, "Use the Forks Luke."



Foreign Foods:

Santa Clara County Council

ü       In America, if you want to split the cost of an evening out, you say you are "going Dutch," since the Dutch are well known for their frugality. The Dutch, on the other hand, call the same arrangement "op z'n Amerikaans" (going American) because the Americans are known for their egalitarian nature!

ü       In English, the bird "turkey" was named as though it came from Turkey. In Turkish, the bird is named "hindi" as though it came from "Hindistan", which is Turkish for India. (Any Hindi speakers wish to comment on the Hindi name of a turkey?)

ü       French fries aren't really French. In fact, they were invented by the English (so greasy, you know), who call them chips. The French call them "pommes frites" or "fried apples [of the earth]".

ü       In Wien (the German name for Vienna), they like to eat Frankfurters. In Frankfurt, they eat the same thing, but call them Wieners.

Stupid Food Laws:

Santa Clara County Council

ü       In Arizona: It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.

ü       In Illinois: A law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.

ü       In Washington: All lollipops are banned.

ü       In Florida: It is illegal to sell peanuts after sundown on Wednesday.

ü       In Alabama: Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.




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