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Baloo's Bugle

May 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 10
June 2005 Theme

Theme: Destination Parks
Webelos: Traveler & Artist
  Tiger Cub


National Parks Word Search

San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

Find the names of some of our National Parks printed in the word search below. They can be upside down, backwards, forwards or diagonal.

ACADIA                   BIG BEND              CAPE COD

GETTYSBURG          GLACIER                  ICE AGE

MT RAINIER            PRESIDIO                NATCHEZ

SHILOH                   TUZIGOOT              WUPATKI,

YELLOWSTONE       YOSEMITE                  YUKON


Seed-Head Shooters

Baltimore Area Council

Some kinds of wildflowers have seed heads left at the tops of their stems when the petals have fallen off.  Pull up a long-stemmed seed head and twist the stem around and over itself as shown.  

Using the thumb and forefinger of one hand, grip the bent stem near the seed head, and, in a quick, snapping motion, attempt to pull the seed head through the bent stem loop.  The seed head will shoot out (somewhere between a few feet and several yards, depending on the age of the stem and the skill of the shooter), and may hit a target.

Grass-Blade Whistle

Baltimore Area Council

Some people can do this, and others simply cannot, but everyone will enjoy giving it a try.  Pluck a long, flat blade of grass and hold it tight and taut between the edges of both thumbs.  The blade of grass should be in the middle of the gap between your thumbs.

Put your lips up against your thumbs and blow hard through the gap.  If you do it just right, the noise will sound like anything from a noisy mouse to a squawking elephant.

Animal Tracks Match

San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

Each animal that lives in our state parks has a unique set of tracks all its own. As you hike or camp with your family and friends, you might come across some of these tracks. Would you be able to tell which belong to the animals listed?

Draw a line from the animal name to the print. (Answer last page)


Piedmont Council

Write the letters F-O-R-E-S-T down the left-hand side of a page and give out copies of it with the instructions to find people whose first names begin with the different letters.

See how many people in the Pack can fill out the whole sheet.

California Gold Rush

Piedmont Council

Hand out sheets of paper with the words "California Gold Rush" at the top and tell everyone to see how many words they can get from the letters. Make sure you have some kind of gold nuggets to give out as a reward for the highest word counts!

State Parks Symbols Match

San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

Because we don't all speak the same language, symbols or pictures are a way to communicate with each other. Using symbols to communicate ideas is considered a "universal language" - we all know how to read pictures! Great idea, don't you think?

Take a look around your world and see how many symbols you can find! In your State Parks, they may use their own special symbols to communicate with the visitors. See how well you do reading and matching up these symbols. (Answer last page)

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