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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





Baltimore Area Council

Typewriter Applause  - Move fingers as if typing, yell ‘DING”, and act as if you are returning the carriage.

Newsboy Cheer:  Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it!

News Editor Cheer:  Stop the presses!  I want to get off!

Reporter Cheer:  What a scoop!

Clark Kent Cheer:  Looks like a job for Superscout!

Sam Houston Area Council

Eggbeater Cheer – Bend knees and swing them in and out like beaters while putting hand on top of the head to held handle and use other hand to turn beater crank.

Den How Cheer -  “Strawberry shortcake, Eskimo pop, Den __, Den __ Always on top!”


Viking Council

This is an easy way to get your Den Chief or Denner involved with the boys as they arrive.  Everyone likes jokes and riddles.  For more ideas, look in the current issue of Boys Life Magazine.

A Pilgrim had nine ears of corn in his barn.  Each day a squirrel came to the barn and went away with three ears.  It took nine days to remove all the corn.  Why?

The squirrel went away with three ears,

but only one was corn.  The other two were his own!

An Indian had 2 1/2 piles of corn in one field.  He had

1 1/2 piles of corn in another field.  Then he put them together.  How many piles did he have?


Circle 10 Council

Why did the email go to the doctor?

It had a virus.

What has 1000 ears but can’t hear?

A cornfield.

A Sad State of Riddles

Baltimore Area Council

The answer to these riddles are found in the abbreviated names of states. how many do you know?

What state is always sick?                                   ILL (Illinois)

What state ‘is the father state?               PA (Pennsylvania)

What state wears skirts?                        MISS ‘(Mississippi)

What state is always surprised?                            OH (Ohio)

What state is very religious?         MASS (Massachusetts)

What state prescribes medicine:                   MD (Maryland)

What state can count above nine?        TENN (Tennessee)

What state cuts the grass?                             MO (Missouri)

What state does laundry:                   WASH (Washington)

Baltimore Area Council

Why should watermelon be a good name for a newspaper?

Because we’re sure it is red on the inside.

What is the tallest building in town?

The library.  It has the most stories.


Circle Ten Council

Set-up    Have News announcers alternate reading in at various times during the Pack meeting with these (or similar) news stories.  Or set this up as a skit.

A truckload of artificial hair has just overturned on the interstate.  The police are combing the area for the truck driver.

A hundred dollar bill has just been found at Camp Roosevelt.  Will the owner please form an orderly line outside the dining hall to claim it?

Doctors have just discovered that people with hairs starting to grow on the palms of their hands are going mad. [Pause]  They also tell us that people looking for hairs on the palms of their hands are already mad.

Today thieves broke into the local police station and stole fifty pairs of trousers.  The police are looking pretty silly.

Yesterday a chicken swallowed a Yo-Yo.  It laid the same egg seventy-five times.

Here is a late railway announcement.  The train now arriving at platforms 5, 6, 7 and 8 is coming in sideways.

Will the man who has just left the train stand on platform 5 please come and collect it.  We have enough of our own, thank you.

There was a power outage at a department store yesterday.  Twenty people were trapped on the escalators for 3 hours.

A rabbit was spotted in the woods yesterday, standing in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree.

Today a Scout slipped on the ice and hurt his ankle.  A little old lady had to help him across the street.

[Cubmaster’s name] announced his new invention today.  It’s a solar-powered flashlight.

The crew of the next space shuttle will be monitoring about 25 milk cows up in space to see how they react to no gravity.  It will be “The first herd shot round the world.”

Lost Dog

Baltimore Area Council

DAVE:        Boo hoo hoo!

BOB:           Hey Dave, why are you crying?

DAVE:        (still sniffling) I lost my dog

BOB:           Maybe he’ll come home.

DAVE:        No, he won’t come home. He’s lost.

BOB:           Why don’t you put an ad in the lost and found column of the newspaper?

DAVE         No. It wouldn’t do any good.

BOB:           Well, why not?

DAVE:        Because my dog can’t read!

Librarian: Please be quiet, little boy.  The people near you can’t even read.

Little Boy: Then what are they doing in a library.

Gulf Coast Council

Scout 1:     I have been seeing spots in front of my eyes.

Scout 2:     Have you seen the doctor?

Scout 1:     No, just spots.

Scout FortuneTeller: That will be $20. for two questions.

Customer: Isn't that a lot of money for two questions?

Scout FortuneTeller: Yes, it is.  Now what is your second question?

Scout 1:     Why didn't you wait to see the second act of the play?

Scout 2:     Didn't have time.  The program said it took place a year later.

Feel the Pane

Gulf Coast Council

The Leader has a 'volunteer' who is going around the room, touching the wall.

Leader:      "Do you feel it?" the Leader asks. 

Volunteer  "No" replied the volunteer. 

Repeatedly, the leaders asks and get the same answer. 

Volunteer  The volunteer comes to the window. 

Leader:      "Do you feel it now?" 

Volunteer  "Yes, " says the volunteer (Perhaps he howls suddenly to make this more dramatic.) 

Leader:      "What do you feel?" 

Volunteer  "I feel the pane."

Circle 10 Council

Knock Knock

Who's there !

Cash !

Cash who ?

Cash me if you can !

Knock Knock

Who's there !

Cash !

Cash who ?

I knew you were nuts !


Rhyme Time

Baltimore Area Council

These are pairs of rhyming definitions. Give the boys a few examples and see if they can think of their own.

A skinny horse                                                      (bony pony)

A seafood platter                                                      (fish dish)

Comic little rabbit                                             (funny bunny)

A foul in a prize fight                                               (low blow)

Flowers asleep in the field                                     (lazy daisy)

A bee’s home                                                             (live hive)

Happy father                                                              (glad dad)



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