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Baloo's Bugle

August 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 1
September 2005 Theme

Theme: Cub Scout Roundupl
Webelos: Communicator & Citizen
  Tiger Cub



San Gabriel, Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills Councils

Cowboy Applause: Raise hand in air as if waving hat, saying “Whoopee!!”  (Baltimore Council says to say, “Yahoo!!”)

Horse Applause: Gallop in place saying clippety clop.

Cowboy Cheer: Put index finger in the air and make a circular motion as you say, "Yeehaw!"

Cowboy Cheer: Fine as Cream Gravy!! (very good, top notch)

Trail Boss Cheer: Round ‘em up!

Chuckwagon Cook Cheer: Come an’ git it!!

Santa Clara County Council

Six Shooter Applause:   Point finger in the air and say, “Bang! Bang! Bang!”  Then blow “smoke” from the “gun.”

Lone Ranger Applause:Hi, Ho, Silver – Kimo Sabe!

Tonto Applause:            Yell, “Where does Tonto take his garbage?” and have the boys reply, “To de dump, to de dump, to de dump, dump, dump” to the rhythm of a running horse in singsong manner, while clapping hands on their thighs.

Pony Express:   Have everyone stand and pretend to gallop in place while shouting, “YIPPEE” two or three times.

Wisconsin Cheer:           Hold your hands in front of you with your fingers laced together, thumbs pointing down and have a 2nd person grasp your thumbs to milk a cow and say “SQUIRT, SQUIRT.”

Wood Chopper:Make motions like chopping a tree while saying “Chop, Chop, Chop,” then make motions like a falling tree while saying, “TIMMMMBER.”

Baltimore Area Council

Bandana Applause

Throw a bandana into the air with instructions for the applause to keep going until the bandana reaches the floor.

Smoke Signal Cheer

Have the group make a fist with one hand point the index finger, hold it close to chest.

Then raise in a circular motion very slowly, until your arm is as high in the air as possible.

Wagon Train Cheer

Make a circle with arm about head and say, “Head ‘em up”.
Point in front of you and say “Move ‘em out!”

Six Shooter

Point finger in the air and say “Bang, bang, Bang, bang, Bang, Bang”.   Then blow the “smoke” from the “gun”.

Bow and Arrow Applause

Make motion as if shooting an arrow and say, “Zing,…Zing…Zing”.
Pretend to release an arrow on each “Zing”.

Campfire Cheer

Divide group into three sections.
Have each group say crackle right after one another:. “CRACKLE, CRACKLE, CRACKLE!”
Horse Cheer

Neigh like a horse three times.

Pony Express Applause: Have everyone stand and pretend to gallop in place while shouting “YIPEE” 2 or 3 times.

Clippity Clop Applause

Cub Scouts slap their legs to the rhythm of hoof beats… clippIty clop, clippity clop, clippity clop.


San Gabriel, Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills Councils

Visitor:       Wow, you have a lot of flies buzzing round your horses and cows. Do you ever shoo them?

Cowboy:     No we just let them go barefoot.

1st Scout:    What do you call a frog who wants to be a cowboy?

2nd Scout:   Hoppalong Cassidy.

1st Scout:    Why can't the bankrupt cowboy complain?

2nd Scout:   He has got no beef.

1st Scout:    Why did the cowboy ride his horse?

2nd Scout:   Because the horse was too heavy to carry.

1st Scout:    What sickness do cowboys get from riding wild horses?

2nd Scout:   Bronchitis (bronc-itis).

1st Scout:    Why was the cowboy a lot of laughs?

2nd Scout:   He was always horsing around.

1st Scout:    If a cowboy rides into town on Friday and three days later leaves on Friday, how does he do it?

2nd Scout:   The horse's name is Friday!

1st Scout:    Why did the bowlegged cowboy get fired?

2nd Scout:   Because he couldn't keep his calves together!

1st Scout:    What advice do cows give?

2nd Scout:   Turn the udder cheek and mooooove on!

1st Scout:    Where do cowboys cook their meals?

2nd Scout:   On the range.

1st Scout:    Why did the horse sneeze?

2nd Scout:   Because it had a little colt .

1st Scout:    What is the saddest piece of clothing?

2nd Scout:   Blue jeans.

1st Scout:    Why did the Texan buy a dachshund?

2nd Scout:   Because all the other Texans were saying, “Get a-long little dogie!”

1st Scout:    What does a horse say when he’s finished eating his hay?

2nd Scout:   Well, that’s the last straw!

1st Scout:    Why do cowboys always die with their boots on?

2nd Scout:   So they won’t stub their toe when they kick the bucket.

1st Scout:    In what kind of home do the buffalo roam?

2nd Scout:   A very dirty one.

Santa Clara County Council

Ranch-Hand:    Cowboys sure do work hard.  How do they get paid?

Rancher:         Oh, they get paid with buffalo bills.

Buffalo Bob:   Do you see those sleeping cattle over there?

Buffalo Bill:    Yes, I do, but I thought they were bull-dozers.

Cub 1:      Why does that cowboy keep tripping?  Are his boots too big?

Cub 2:      No, it’s that funny plant that gets in his way.

Cub 1:      What funny plant?

Cub 2:      Stumbleweed.

Cowboy:   How much are the spurs?

Clerk:       Ten dollars a pair.

Cowboy:   Here’s five dollars, give me one.

Clerk:       What can you do with one spur?

Cowboy:   Well, I reckon if I can get one side of the horse going, the other side will keep up.


Santa Clara County Council

How does a rancher comb his hair?
With a sagebrush.

What kind of dinosaur do you find at a rodeo?
A bronco-saurus.

What is an insect’s favorite Tex-Mex food?

Why was the cowboy interested in the frying pan?
He had a steak in it.

Why don’t Texas cockroaches leave their stoves?
Because they’re home on the range.

What did Juliet say when she wanted to see a round-up?
O rodeo, O rodeo! Wherefore art thou, rodeo?

What do cowboys put on their pancakes?
Maple stirrup.

What does Santa say when he’s finished with the Eastern states?                      Westward ho, ho, ho.

What do you call a bison that gets tired while running?
A huff and puffalo.

How do sheep like their beef?

How do Texans like their pie?
Pie a’lamo

What holds up a stagecoach?

What did they call magic in frontier days?
Westward ho-cus pocus.

What is round and well-spoken?
A wagon wheel.

What do you call a rush to the post office?
A stamp-ede.

What kind of cowboy will lend you money?
A loan-some cowboy.


Santa Clara County Council

Wyatt Earp

A lawman, by name of Wyatt Earp,

Went wild if you called him a twerp;

He’d fake a deep slumber

Then eat a cucumber

And blow you away with a burp

Miss Whacktus

A teacher by name of Miss Whacktus

Fell from her horse on a cactus;

“Durn,” she’d opine

As she pulled out each spine,

“I’m sorely in need of more practice.”


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