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Baloo's Bugle

October 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 3
November 2005 Theme

Theme: My Family Tree
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub


Note on Word Searches, Word Games, Mazes and such – In order to make these items fit in the two column format of Baloo’s Bugle they are shrunk to a width of about 3 inches.  Your Cubs probably need bigger pictures.  You can get these by copying and pasting the picture from the Word version or clipping the picture in the Adobe (.pdf) version and then enlarging to page width.  CD

Family Tree Hidden Picture Puzzle

Santa Clara County Council

We found at least 10 faces in the picture below, how many can you find?

File written by Adobe Photoshop® 4.0
Birth Month Logic Puzzle

Santa Clara County Council

 Four children have different birth months, but were all born in the same year. Find out who was born in each month.

























  1. Carol was born before Debbie.
  2. Debbie was born two months after Ben.
  3. Ben was born after Amy but before Carol.

Answer at the end of Baloo

Around the World in 5 minutes

Santa Clara County Council

Materials:  1 Passport Cover and 2 or 3 passport pages stapled and folded into a booklet.  (One booklet per family.)

Directions (You may have a leader say this as he/she passes out the books and welcomes people to the meeting) Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s a small world”?  What does that mean?  Usually, folks say this when two people have been to the same place or know the same people in a faraway location, reminding us that the world really isn’t as big as it seems at first.  Let’s have some fun with the idea of our small world, by playing a game where we get to travel the world through the experiences of our fellow scouts and their families.  I’ll pass out a Cub Scout passport to each family, and until the Opening Ceremony (or in the next 5 minutes (if doing this for a game during the meeting) ), I want you to talk to as many other families in the room as possible who have been to another country (or maybe to better fit the theme, have them tell you about a country from which where their family came.)  Ask each person you meet where they’ve been and something interesting they saw or learned in that country or where their family is from and something they know about the country.  When they’re done “taking you to that country,” have them sign their last name and write the name of the country in one of the squares of the passport.  No fair using the same country twice. 
On your mark, get set, travel!

(If doing this as game during the meeting, give them 5 minutes for passport signing to take place.  Give a few extra minutes if it looks like people are still having fun.)

If you want a winner, have them count up the number of countries they’ve been to by counting the number of boxes with signatures.  Who has 5?  How about 10?  Awesome!!!  (Keep going until you find the scout with the most signatures.  Have a prize or treat to recognize him.)

Thanksgiving Word Search

Baltimore Area Council

APPLES              NEW WORLD                   CORN


DINNER           PLYMOUTH ROCK                 FISH


GOD                       PUMPKIN               HARVEST

SAMOSET              HOLIDAY              SETTLERS

INDIANS                 SQUANTO         JOHN ALDEN

THANKS               JOHN SMITH                   MAIZE


THURSDAY             TURKEY            MASSASOIT

VENISON            MAYFLOWER            WORSHIP


Family Tree Puzzle

Heart of America Council


COMFORT             COMMUNE            CONCERN

COZINESS            DEVOTION                DREAMS

ENJOY                     FOLKS                          FUN

HARMONY                 HELP                 HEREDITY

HOME                       HOPE                     JOYFUL

KIDS                           KIN                  LAUGHTER

LINE                          LOVE                  LOYALTY

MOM                          PAPA                PEACEFUL

PLEASE                   PRIDE                    RELATE

RESPECT                SHARE                        TEAM

TRAITS                     TRUST                       UNITY

WARMTH                    YOU

American Ancestors (Brain Teaser)

Baltimore Area Council

Match these real and fictional Ancestors of America with why they are remembered -

Hero                                           Why remembered

Paul BunyanA. Told everyone the British are coming

Blackbeard                              B. Samuel Clemens

Rip Van Winkle          C. Very big man with blue ox

Benjamin Franklin                    D. Freed the slaves

Paul Revere                     E. Slept for twenty years

Daniel BooneF. Congressman turned frontiersman

Davy Crockett                   G. Discovered Electricity

Casey Jones             H. Father of mass production

Mark Twain                           I. Was a pirate at sea

Henry Ford       J. Established apple tree nurseries

Johnny Appleseed                       K. Railroad hero

Abraham Lincoln                  L. Hunter of Kentucky

Answers: 1. C, 2. I, 3. E, 4. G, 5. A, 6. F, 7. L, 8. K, 9. B, 10. H, 11. J, 12. D


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