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Baloo's Bugle


February 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 7
March 2005 Theme

Theme: Invention Convention
Webelos: Engineer & Athlete
  Tiger Cub:



The first five recipes (through h the Dirt recipes came from Pack 114 via their website http://www.creighton.edu/~bsteph/pack114/library/recipes.html

Cub Scout Pizza

  • Split English muffins into halves to use as crusts.
  • Spread pizza sauce on each muffin half, and let the boys select the meat and toppings for his pizzas.
  • Top off with grated mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes in oven preheated to 300F. (For a crisper crust, toast the muffins before adding the sauce.)
  • Elephant Stew


1 elephant, medium to large
salt and pepper to taste
2 rabbits, optional
brown gravy

Cut elephant into bite-sized pieces (takes about 2 months). Add enough brown gravy to cover.

Cook for four weeks at 465F.

Serves 2-4,000 people.

If more guests are expected, two additional rabbits may be added. But don’t tell anyone - most people don't like hare in their stew!

Blue & Gold Popcorn


2 cups sugar
1 T white syrup
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
blue or yellow food coloring
6 qts popped popcorn

Mix sugar, syrup, salt and milk and cook to 230F. Remove from heat, add vanilla and one color of food coloring. Pour slowly over the popcorn, stirring to coat the popcorn. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in a closed container to keep fresh.

Dirt Cake


1 ¼ # pkg Oreos
1/2 stick margarine
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
3.5 cups milk
2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding
12 oz. Cool Whip

Crush Oreos until fine.

Cream margarine, cream cheese and powdered sugar together.

Mix milk and pudding and combine with margarine mixture. Mix well, then add Cool Whip.

Thoroughly clean out a new plastic flower pot with soap and hot water.

Alternate layers of Oreo crumbs and pudding mixture in the containers with Oreos on both the bottom and top layers.

This cake looks especially good if you add gummy worms

Dirt Cups

Ingredients & Directions:

Crush 16 Oreo cookies and set aside.

Pour 2 cups milk into medium bowl, and add 1 pkg instant Chocolate Pudding mix.

Beat until well blended, 1-2 minutes.  Let stand 5 minutes.

Stir in cool whip and half of cookies.

Place 1 T crushed cookies in bottom of 8-oz cup.

Fill cups about 3/4 full with pudding mixture.

Top with remaining crumbs.

Optional garnish: place plastic flower in middle and put gummy worm halfway out of "dirt".

Cat Poop Cookies

For added effect, mix in coconut (tapeworms), ramen noodles (roundworms), or peanuts. You can also coat the scoop with melted chocolate for a startling effect.

Yield: 3 to 4 dozen


1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup molasses

2/3 cup butter

1 egg

2 1/3 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1 (32 ounce) package wheat and barley nugget cereal (eg. Grapenuts TM)

1/2 cup crushed ramen noodles


In a medium bowl, Microwave the honey until it bubbles. This may take up to 1 minute.

Stir in the molasses, butter and egg. Beat until smooth.

Stir in the flour, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves until combined.

Then make additions of your choice such as coconut, ramen, chocolate chips, or peanuts.

Chill dough until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Roll dough into logs about 3/4 inch in diameter.

Cut into pieces the approximate length of cat poop.

Roll pieces in the cereal,

Place on an unprepared cookie sheet, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

Serve the cookies in a disposable cat litter box, on a bed of cereal, with a brand new litter box scoop.

Add plastic flies, and dip the litter scoop in chocolate for added fun

Adam's Dirt Cookies

Why smash perfectly good cookies just to make another batch of cookies? 'Cause they're YUMMY! Made with crushed sandwich cookies, the small pieces of broken cookie dust make the dough speckled - They look like they're made with dirt!"  Yield: 4 dozen


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup butter, softened

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs


Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Set aside. In a medium bowl,

Cream the white sugar, brown sugar, and the butter together until smooth.

Stir in the eggs and vanilla.

Add the flour mixture, and stir until just combined.

Stir the crushed cookies into the dough.

Cover, and chill the dough for 1/2 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Grease cookie sheets.

Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 to 11 minutes in the preheated oven.

Remove to cool on wire racks.



The kids can help make these classic treats using a microwave. Great for an after school snack or when watching a movie."  Yield: 24 squares


3 tablespoons margarine or butter

1 (10 ounce) package regular marshmallows



Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat.

Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.


Stir until well coated.

Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray.

Cut into 2-inch squares when cool.

Best if served the same day.

Microwave Directions:

In a microwave safe bowl,

heat margarine and marshmallows at HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes.

Stir until smooth.

Follow steps 2 and 3 above.

Microwave cooking times may vary.


For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.

Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Store no more than two days in airtight container.

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