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Baloo's Bugle

August 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 1
September 2006 Theme

Theme: Zoo Adventures
Webelos: Citizen & Communicator
Tiger Cub


Before beginning the Achievements - Effective June 1, a Tiger Cub must earn the Cub Scouting Bobcat badge as his first badge of rank after joining a pack. Earning the Bobcat badge is then followed by earning the Tiger Cub badge. Per the May/June Issue of Scouting, (News Briefs, page 10)

How to Look
Last Frontier Council

Experienced watchers will often sit and let the animals come to the. Don’t make yourself conspicuous against the open sky. Move slowly, the less movement the better. Try to cover several distinct areas if possible – a woodland, a march, field, river bank, shore, etc. Make watching a year round activity, each season has its own special surprised for the careful observer.

Why Look?

There is nothing like the thrill of seeing a beautiful bird, identifying an animal you have never seen before and watching your records of sightings grow. From watching birds we discover more about their food and habits and so are able to do more to protect those that need help in order to survive. This is how bird refuges are established – an area where passing birds can rest and feed and where resident birds can next safely. Once you have gotten into bird watching you will want to feed them and attract them to your own yard.

Tiger Activities

Elective 31 – Learn about animals

Elective 42 – Fun at the zoo

Game: Monkey See..

Materials: This game needs several stations to imitate monkey behavior. Boys travel one at a time, walking like a monkey. When the first boy completes all the stations, the next boy starts.

Station 1. Pick three grapes from a bunch. Eat them one at a time, scratching head after each grape.

Station 2. Look into mirror and pretend to wash face, comb hair, and straighten clothes.

Station 3. Jump up and down, screech, and laugh.

Station 4. Drink water from a bowl using two hands.

Station 5. Walk in a circle, then sit and watch the others.




  • Toothpicks
  • 1” PVC Pipe
  • School Glue
  • Orange and black glitter

Cut up a 1” diameter white PVC pipe into 1 ½” segments

Use toothpicks to draw, with glue, the eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers of a tiger onto the PVC

pipe segments. Dust the glue with black glitter and let dry.

Use toothpicks to draw the tiger stripes and ears onto the PVC pipe segments, then dust with orange glitter. Let dry.


The Tyger
Sam Houston Area Council
by William Blake

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies, Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art, Could twist the sinews of thy heart?

And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? What the chain? In what furnace was thy brain?

What the anvil? What dread grasp, Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears, And water'd heaven with their tears,

Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye, Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?


Go See It

  • Take the boys to the zoo
  • Visit a pet shop
  • Visit a Nature center


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