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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



Piedmont Council

Clean Air Applause: Take in as much air as you can through your nose, hold it, then exhale and say, “Ahhhhhhh!!”

Hike the Mountain Applause: March in place. Begin with head erect, shoulders back and a steady step. As mountain becomes steeper, slow down the march and bend forward as if straining to continue the hike. At the top, collapse back in your seat, wipe your brow with sleeve, and sigh, "We made it."

San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

Give A Hoot: Divide the audience into two sections. Have one section yell, “Give A Hoot!” and the other section yell, “Don’t Pollute!” Alternate pointing at each section, pointing faster and faster.

Good Citizen: "Give yourself a pat on the back."

Great Salt Lake Council

Mount Rushmore Cheer -


Giant Beehive Cheer

Tell the group to buzz like a bee.

When your hand is raised, the volume should increase. When you lower your hand the volume should decrease. Practice this at various levels.

George Washington Cheer

That was great. I cannot tell a lie.


Bee Sting Run-on

Great Salt Lake Council


2nd Scout: "What's the matter with you?"

1st Scout: "A bee's stung my thumb."

2nd Scout: "Try putting some cream on it then."

1st Scout: "But the bee will be miles away by this time.”


Great Salt Lake Council

1. Why do mountain climbers rope themselves together?

2. What did the bug say when it hit the windshield?

3. Why are mountain climbers curious?

4. What can move trees but not a stone?

5. Who is the most generous animal in the wild?

6. What keeps the forest from being quiet?

7. What is the best way to start a fire with two sticks?


1. It prevents the smart ones from going home.

2. I sure don’t have the guts to do that again.

3. They always want to take another peak.

4. The wind.

5. The skunk—he will give his scent to anyone.

6. The bark of the trees.

7. Make sure one of them is a match.


Brain Teasers

From Pack 114’s Library  http://www.creighton.edu/~bsteph/pack114/funpages/index.html via San Gabriel Valley Council

Professor Mumbles

Professor Mumbles held up a vial of bubbling liquid and said "Class, I have a substance in this bottle that will dissolve any solid it touches. I intend to ..."

A student from the back of the room interrupted the Professor and said, "You have the wrong bottle!"

How did the student know?

The Post Office

Father asked Jason to go to the post office and buy a dozen one-cent stamps. Jason went to the post office and came home with twelve one-cent stamps. The next day Father asked Jason to go to the post office and buy a dozen two-cent stamps.

How many stamps will Jason need to buy this time?

Good Ewes

If you were walking down a country road and there was a sheep in front of two sheep and a sheep behind two sheep and a sheep between two sheep, how many sheep would you see?

Mother's in a Jam

Mother was making her favorite recipe for peach jam. Just as she was about to put the pot of jam on the stove, she noticed that the recipe called for one lemon for every dozen peaches. The recipe would be ruined if she didn't add lemons, but the peaches were already pureed into a jam mixture. How can Mother find out how many lemons to put into the jam?

Smoke Screen

An electric train is moving at the speed of 60 miles per hour against a very strong head wind of 57 miles per hour. Which direction will the smoke blow, backwards or forwards?

The Broken Window

Becky and Michael were playing in the house and accidentally smashed the picture window. "Oh, Mother will be so angry when she finds out," said Becky. "I know what to do," said Michael. He went outside and found a large rock and put it in the middle of the room.

When Mother came home from shopping the children told her that someone threw a rock from outside and smashed the window. Mother was very angry, not because the window was broken, but because the children lied.

How did Mother know the children were not telling the truth?


Mother made twenty-four sandwiches for a picnic. All but seven were eaten. How many were left?

The Farmer and the Squirrel

Farmer Brown had nine ears of corn in his barn. A squirrel went into the farmer's barn and walked out with three ears each day. It took the squirrel nine days to take all the corn from the farmer's barn. Why?

Mr. Hornbeeper's Dilemma

Mr. Hornbeeper was driving in his car and heading west on a straight road. After driving for a mile, Mr. Hornbeeper found himself one mile east of his starting point! How can this be?

All Wet

Ronald and Donald were at the swimming pool. "I can hold my breath for a whole minute," said Ronald. "Watch me." He dived into the pool and, sure enough, stayed under water for a whole minute.

"That's nothing," said Donald. "I can stay under water for five minutes." "That's impossible!" said Ronald. "No one can do that!"

"Let's make a bet," said Donald. "I bet I can stay under water for five minutes." "It's a bet," said  Ronald.

Donald won the bet. How?

Answers - Brain Teasers

Professor Mumbles - A substance that melts anything it comes in contact with would have melted the bottle.

The Post Office - Twelve - because a dozen is always a dozen.

Good Ewes - Three sheep.

Mother's in a Jam - Count the peach pits.

Smoke Screen - Electric trains don't have any smoke.

The Broken Window - If the window had been broken from the outside, there would have been glass all over

the floor.

Leftovers - If all but seven were eaten, then there were seven left.

The Farmer and the Squirrel - Two of the three ears were on the squirrel's head.

Mr. Hornbeeper's Dilemma - Mr. Hornbeeper drove in reverse.

All Wet - Donald held a glass of water over his head for five minutes.

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