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Baloo's Bugle

 

March 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 8
April 2005 Theme

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

 

GATHERING ACTIVITIES

The Hidden Fleet

Baltimore Area Council

Go Forward, Backward or Diagonally to find the names of the fourteen different kinds of ships below:

(We've done the first one, to show you how)

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YACHT                      SLOOP                     CUTTER

KETCH                    GALLEON                     BARK

 SCHOONER             CLIPPER                        JUNK

 TUG                          CANOE             BRIGANTINE

CORVETTE              SAMPAN.


School of Fish

Voyageur Council

Pin pictures of fish on people as they arrive.  Have cutouts of swordfish, tuna, trout, catfish, etc.  On a signal, they are to see which “school of fish” can assemble first.

Mink in a Maze

Voyageur Council

Every wild animal must live in its chosen habitat.  The mink prefers a riparian habitat. Can you help it find its way to the pond at the center of the maze?


Ocean Objects Word Search

Voyageur Council

Find these things that can be found in or on the ocean.  Look up, down, across, backwards and diagonally:

BOAT                      OCTOPUS                   BREEZE

PELICAN                   CORAL                         SALT

CRAB                         SAND                             EEL

SEA                             FISH                        SHARK

FLOTSAM                   SHIP                             FOG

STORMS                     GULL                            SUB

ICEBERG                  WAVES             LIGHTHOUSE

                                WHALES

The remaining 13 letters, in order, spell the name of a beautiful sea.


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 How Many Words

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ü     Give each boy a pencil and a piece of paper. 

ü     See how many words they can make out of the letters in the word “RIVERBOAT.” 

ü     Each letter may be used only once (except “R” which may be used twice since there are two of them). 

ü     “RIVER” and “BOAT” do not count.

Crossing the Quick Sand

Circle Ten Council

Place small pieces of masking tape on the floor to from a twisty line of stepping-stones with some close together and others far apart.

Each Cub in turn tries the course while balancing a tennis ball on a flat board.

Fishing in the Tropics

Place a dishpan with many plastic or rubber items in the bottom, on the floor in the middle of the room.

Provide a fishing pole consisting of a stick about two feet long, on one end of which is fastened a string with a hook.  Velcro works great.  Be sure you put Velcro on the items in the sea.

As they arrive, give each Cub Scout three minutes to snag as many “fish” as he can, and award a small prize when finished.

Float the Needle

Have bowl of water and a needle and challenge boys to try to make the needle float. 

After they have tried and failed, place a small piece of tissue on water and the needle on top of that.  As the tissue gets wet, it will sink to the bottom.  The surface tension of the water will allow the needle to remain afloat.

 

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