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Baloo's Bugle

June 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 10
July 2005 Theme

Theme: Play Ball
Webelos: Aquanaut & Geologist
  Tiger Cub



A Box of Cheer

San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

ü     Here is a quite simple and fun way to introduce a cheer.

ü     Get a small Cheer Box, clean it out, and voila, you have a Cheer Box for all the cheers.

ü     Take all the cheers and applauses that you have and put each one on a slip of paper, then drop them in your Cheer Box.

ü     During the pack meeting call up one of your scouts to pick a cheer out of the Cheer Box (No peeking!),

ü     Then have him lead the cheer.

Baltimore Area Council

The Ball Applause:  Hold any kind of ball in your hands.  When you are holding the ball, everyone is quiet.  When the ball leaves your hands, everyone goes wild and cheers.  Try bouncing the ball, faking a throw, or tossing it to another person.

Home Run Applause: Simulate swinging a bat at a ball, shade your eyes with your hand and yell, “Thar she goes:”

San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

Home Run: Simulate swinging a bat, then shade your eyes with your hands and yell,

"It’s outta here!" or “It’s way back and it’s gone!”

Bouncing Ball: Using a super ball or golf ball (preferably), drop the ball from an outstretched hand over your head or toss it upwards. Have the group yell, “Pow” every time the ball hits the floor.


Baltimore Area Council

Cub # 1:        You want to hear something funny? My sister thinks a football coach has four wheels.

Cub # 2:        Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! How many does it have?

Cub 1:        Speaking of baseball, I have something here that can run but can’t walk.

Cub 2:        What is it?

Cub 1:        Water.

Cub # 1:        What do baseball players eat on?

Cub # 2:        Home plates!

Tiger Cub:        What’s the quietest sport in the world?
Den Leader:      I don’t know.
Tiger Cub:        Bowling.  You can hear a pin drop.

Dad 1:         I hear your son is on the football team.  What position does he play?

Dad 2:         I think he’s one of the drawbacks.

Professor:    Class, what has eighteen legs and catches flies?

Student:      A baseball team?

The Shoe

San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

Equipment: Two people, one wearing only one tennis shoe.

Preparation: Decide who will wear the one shoe, practice

Action: Cub #1 wearing only one shoe is looking around looking underneath and behind things.

CUB #2:   “Did you lose a tennis shoe?”

CUB #1:   “No, I found one!”


Weather The Weather


I used this when I was the weatherman for a Wood Badge course in 1996.  CD

Whether the weather be fine

Or whether the weather be not,

Whether the weather be cold

Or whether the weather be hot,

We'll weather the weather

Whatever the weather

Whether we like it or not

I guess since I did that one we need –

When I was in Arkansas,

I saw a saw that could out saw any saw I ever saw

So if you are ever in Arkansas,

And see a saw that can out saw the saw I saw

I’d like to see your saw saw

And –

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck

If a wood chuck could chuck wood

San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

Q: How do baseball players stay cool?
A: They sit next to their fans!

Q: What do cheerleaders drink before they go to a basketball game?      A: Root beer!

Q: What do basketball players and babies have in common?
A: They both dribble!

Q: What runs around a soccer field but doesn't move?
A: A fence!

Q: Why did the basketball player go to jail?
A: Because he shot the ball!

Q: Why did the football coach go to the bank?
A: Because he wanted to get his quarter back!

Q: Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants?
A: In case he got a hole-in-one!

Q: Why don't grasshoppers go to baseball games?
A: They prefer cricket!

Q: Why did the police go to the baseball game?
A: Because someone was stealing a base!

Q: Why did Cinderella get kicked off the soccer team?
A: Because she ran away from the ball!

Q: Why did the cake like to play baseball?
A: Because it was a good batter.

Sports Riddles In Rhyme

Baltimore Area Council

Say a verse and see who can guess the sport.  Answer in parentheses.

Think of a diamond,
Think of a team of nine
Think of a grandstand filled with fans,
Willing to stand in line. (baseball)

Two forwards and a center,
Plus two guards make a team,
To win this fast exciting game
Is every player’s dream. (basketball)

Eleven players on each team.
Two halves in which to play
When a player makes a touchdown.
There’s cheer right away. (football)


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