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Baloo's Bugle


December 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 5
January 2005 Theme

Theme: Cub Scouts Spread the News
Webelos: Fitness & Readyman
  Tiger Cub:
Achievement 3 & Activities





Southern NJ Council

Materials Needed:

Twinkie (or other similar snack cake)

Red, White, and Blue Frosting

Red, Shoe String Licorice


       Cut a 3-4 inch length from a licorice piece.

       Poke one end of this piece into one of the ends of the Twinkie.  This should look like the fire cracker's wick.

       Decorate the fire cracker with whatever design you like using the frosting!


Southern NJ Council

Great-tasting, fun-to-eat Critter Crunch is easy enough for kids to make. They can mix it up to a month ahead of time and store it in a covered container or zippered plastic bag.

Materials Needed:

1 C. animal crackers
1 C. teddy bear-shaped chocolate or

      honey-flavored graham crackers
1 C. miniature pretzel twists
1 C. yogurt-covered raisins
1 C. candy-coated chocolate candies
Colorful ice cream cones (optional)


       Mix all ingredients except ice cream cones.

       Store in a covered container.

       Serve snack in cones if desired.

       Makes 10 servings (1/2 cup each)


Southern NJ Council



Peanut Butter

Miniature Marshmallows


       Cut apples into wedges.

       Smear peanut butter on one side of 2 wedges.

       Stick a few marshmallows on the peanut butter on one of the apple wedges and top with the other apple wedge - peanut butter side down.

       When you look at this it looks like a smile (the red part of the apple are the lips and the marshmallows are the teeth!)

Fred's Trail Mix

Greater Alabama Council


1 Bag (large) Eagle brand Snack mix
1 16 oz. bag M&Ms
1 8 oz. bag semi-sweet mini M&Ms (cooking section of grocery store)
1 24 oz. can raisins (use as much as you think you need)
1 can mixed nuts (Adjust quantities to taste - this will get you started!)
This makes enough for a group of 6 for a weekend


Viking Council

Did you know that the Pilgrims gave the cranberry its name?  They thought the pink cranberry blossoms resembled the heads of cranes, so they called them "Crane berries."  This was later changed slightly to "cranberries."

Look up pictures of cranes and the cranberry bogs of New England.  During your den meeting, make fresh cranberry bread for your den snack.

Melt in Your Mouth Toffee

Southern NJ Council


1 pound butter

1 Cup white sugar

1 Cup packed brown sugar

1 cup walnuts

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


       In a heavy saucepan, combine butter or margarine, white sugar, and brown sugar.

       Cook over medium heat,

       Stir constantly until mixture boils.

       Boil to brittle stage, 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

       Remove from heat.

       Pour nuts and chocolate chips into a 9x13 inch dish.

       Pour hot mixture over the nuts and chocolate.

       Let the mixture cool and break it into pieces before serving.

Melt in Your Mouth Peanut Butter Balls

Southern NJ Council


1 jar Peanut Butter

1 large bag of confectioners sugar

2 sticks butter, melted

Chocolate Almond Bark


       Mix all ingredients together except for chocolate.

       Shape into 1-inch balls. 

       Melt chocolate in microwave

       Dip balls in being sure to cover completely. 

       Put on wax paper to harden. 

Hint - use toothpicks stuck in the peanut butter balls.  Work quickly; the peanut butter kind of melts if you dont.


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