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March 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 8
April 2005 Theme

Theme: Waterways of the U.S.A.
Family Member and Sportsman
  Tiger Cub:



Bears on a Raft

Baltimore Area Council

Ingredients:  Graham crackers, gummy bears, icing

Use icing to let the boys glue 3 or 4 gummy bears to a square of graham cracker.

Edible Aquarium

Baltimore Area Council

Make an edible aquarium in a cup. This is a great party treat you can make with your child.

You will need:

Blue Jell-O                                            Gummy fish

Graham crackers                               clear plastic cups

ü     Crush graham crackers into crumbs for the aquarium “gravel.” 

ü     Put about ½ inch of crumbs into the bottom of each clear plastic cup. 

ü     Make blue Jell-O according to the directions on the box.

ü     Pour into clear plastic cups. Let them cool in the refrigerator until partially set - about an hour.

ü     When they’re partially set, place a few gummy fish in each cup.

ü     Put them in the refrigerator until they’re completely set. Eat and enjoy!

Variations include:

ü     Frozen fish-Popsicles (just freeze the Jell-O in Popsicle molds - add the gummy fish when they are partially set - unmold very gently when entirely frozen). These are really messy to eat and are best eaten outside.

ü     An entire punch bowl of fish Jell-O (made like the cup o’ fish)!

Edible Raft

Baltimore Area Council


Fig Newton cookies                               pretzel sticks

Fruit roll-up sheets                 4 sm. pkgs. Blue Jell-O

2 ½ c. boiling water

ü     Completely dissolve gelatin in boiling water or juice.

ü     Pour into 13”x9” pan. Chill until firm or about 3 hours.

ü     To remove, dip pan in warm water about 15 seconds.

ü     Cut into 3” squares.

ü     Lift gelatin blocks from pan and put on plates. 

ü     Top each square of blue gelatin with a Fig Newton raft.

ü     Cut a square of fruit roll-up and push the pretzel stick through it twice for a mast and sail. Stand a pretzel stick  and sail assembly in each Fig Newton.


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