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April 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 9
May 2005 Theme

Theme: Pet Pals
Webelos: Sportsman & Outdoorsman
  Tiger Cub




Baltimore Area Council

Alligator Applause: Alligator opens his mouth very slowly, then snaps shut very fast. Both hands together start opening from fingers and palm, keeping wrists together, then snap hands together very fast. Repeat 3 times.

Beehive: Leader instructs everyone to start humming, when he raises his hands, the humming gets louder. When he lowers his hands, the humming gets more quiet.

Coo-Coo Bird: Coo-coo, coo-coo, coo-coo.

Elephant: Hold arms down in front of you like a trunk, putting hands flat together, lean over slightly and swing arms slowly back and forth while bringing fingers of both bands up and down saying “peanuts, peanuts.”

Mosquito: With hand, slap yourself on the neck, arms, legs, etc.

Seal Applause: Extend arms, cross bands at wrist and clap several times, and make barking sounds.

The Lost Sheep: The leader makes an elaborate announcement introducing a soloist, who is to sing a ballad entitled “The Lost Sheep.” The singer takes his position, glances to the leader who nods his head as a signal to begin. The singer then gives a plaintive “Baa-aa-aa,” bows and exits the stage.

Owls: Cub comes on stage carrying a picture of an owl. He says, “‘Owl be seein’ ya!”

Quacking Up: Have several Scouts walk across the stage staring at the ceiling and saying “Quack, quack.” Leader then asks what they are doing and they reply, “Quacking Up!”

Santa Clara County Council

Big Bear:          Stand up. Pretend to be a bear standing on his hind legs and give a great big “GROWL”.

Snake:  Put hands together above your head. While standing, slither with your body in place and say, “SSSSSSSSSSSSS”.

Piedmont Council

CAT’S MEOW APPLAUSE: Groups yells, “You’re the cat’s MeeeeOOOOOOW!!!” to a person receiving the applause.

CAT STRETCH APPLAUSE: Have the group start in their chairs, move hands and arms slowly upward until they are as far above their heads as possible, then stretch out their legs as far as possible, then stand and arch their backs and say “Purrrrrfect!”

RABBIT APPLAUSE: Place hands on head to resemble rabbit ears. Wiggle your nose and your tail. Hop three times.

SAINT BERNARD CHEER: Point up the mountain and yell, “To the rescue!”

PARROT APPLAUSE: Make wings with your arms, flap and say, “Polly wants to say, You’re GREAT!”


Piedmont Council

End each run on at your Pack meeting with

“‘Hot Diggity Dog!”

Cub:        Mr. Pet Store owner, I want to buy a dog. How much are these puppies?

Owner:     They are $5.00 a piece.

Boy:        OK, but I wanted a whole one.

Cub #1:    What invention are you working on?

Cub #2:    It may sound silly, but I believe it’s a winner.

Cub #1:    Really, what is it?

Cub #2:    I’ve invented a dog food that tastes just like a mailman’s ankle.

Emcee:     We interrupt this program for a spot announcement.

Dog:        (offstage):Arf, Arf, Arf!

Emcee:     Thank you, Spot.

Santa Clara County Council

Two dogs meet each other in the park…

Dog 1:      Hi, I’m Rover. What’s your name?

Dog 2:      I don’t know, but I think it’s “Down Boy.”

Boy 1:      Why do fire fighters use Dalmatians?

Boy 2:      They use them to keep the crowds back.

Boy 3:      No, they’re just for good luck.

Boy 1:      They use the dogs to find the fire hydrant.

Boy:        Doctor, can you treat my dog?

Doctor:     I would, but I’m all out of dog treats!

Baltimore Area Council

My dog is really smart.
How smart is he?
Every time I do something cute, he gives me a treat.

I’ve got a slow dog.
How can you tell?
This morning he brought me yesterday’s newspaper.

I finally trained my dog not to beg at the table.
How did you do that?
I let him taste my cooking.

From the Baloo Archives

>One day a man wakes up to find his family dog lying on the ground, not moving.  He calls the vet who promptly comes over carrying a black bag and a black box.  As the family watches the vet sets down the box and the bag and does a quick examination of the dog.  He then opens up the black box and out jumps a cat.  The cat looks up at the vet who nods his head.  The cat walks slowly around the dog and then stops and walks around the other way.  The cat looks at the vet who nods again, and then proceeds to jump back into the box.  The family eagerly awaits the vet's diagnosis.  The vet says, "Well I'm sorry but you're dog is dead."  The father says "how much do we owe you?"  "Well," says the vet, "it's $40 for the examination and $50 for the catscan! "

Dog breeds that didn't make it
From the Baloo Archives

·       Collie + Lhasa Apso = Collapso, a dog that folds up for easy transport

·       Bloodhound + Borzoi = Bloody Bore, a dog that's not much fun

·       Pointer + Setter = Poinsetter, a traditional Christmas pet

·       Kerry Blue Terrier + Skye Terrier = Blue Skye, a dog for visionaries

·       Great Pyrenees + Dachshund = Pyradachs, a puzzling breed

·       Pekingnese + Lhasa Apso = Peekasso, an abstract dog

·       Irish Water Spaniel + English Springer Spaniel = Irish Springer, a dog fresh and clean as a whistle

·       Labrador Retriever + Curly Coated Retriever = Lab Coat Retriever, the choice of research scientists

·       Newfoundland + Basset Hound = Newfound Asset Hound, a dog for financial advisors

·       Terrier + Bulldog = Terribull, a dog that makes awful mistakes

·       Bloodhound + Labrador= Blabador, a dog that barks incessantly

·       Malamute + Pointer = Moot Point, owned by, oh, well, it doesn't matter anyway

·       Collie + Malamute = Commute, a dog that travels to work

·       Deerhound + Terrier = Derriere, a dog that's true to the end


Santa Clara County Council

When is the vet busiest?
                                  When it’s raining cats and dogs.

What happened when the dog ate his owner’s watch?
                                                  He got a lot of ticks.

What is a baseball dog?                One that catches flies,
chases fowls, and dashes for home when he sees the catcher.

Why did the dog take a wishbone to bed?
           Because he wanted to make his dreams come true.

Baltimore Area Council

What do you call a happy Lassie?              A jolly collie!

What looks like half a cat?                      The other half!

What game do cows play at parties ?       Moosical chairs!

How for can a dog go into the woods?  Only half way, when
               he gets halfway in, he starts coming out again.

What kind of dog washes clothes?             A laundermutt

What kind of market does a dog hate?        A flea market.

Who brings dogs their presents at Christmas?  Santa Paws

How are dogcatchers paid?                        By the pound

How does a flea get from place to place?  By itch-hiking.

What is a little dog’s favorite drink?              Pupsi-cola.

What goes tick, tick, woof, woof?               A watch dog

 Santa Clara County Council

Be Kind to Animals (by John Ciardi)

There once was an ape in a zoo

Who looked out through the bars and saw – You!

Do you think it’s fair

To give poor apes a scare?

I think it’s a mean thing to do!


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