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Baloo's Bugle

October 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 3
November 2006 Theme

Theme: Cubs in Shining Armor
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub


Grand Canyon Council


  • 10 oz. Package BELIEF in yourself (marshmallows)
  • 1/4 cup of PRIDE (margarine or butter)
  • 1 tsp COURAGE to do your best (vanilla)
  • 6 cups  I CAN (crispy rice cereal)


  • Watch your PRIDE (margarine) melt in large saucepan over low heat.
  • Add BELIEF in yourself (marshmallows) and stir until completely melted.
  • Mix together with COURAGE to do your best (1 teaspoon vanilla)
  • Sprinkle the top with a little of your relationship with others.
  • Warm with positive thoughts and actions, then cook for many years.
  • Add 6 cups of I CAN (crispy rice cereal)
  • Press mixture into buttered 9” x 13” pan.

Dragon Chili
Heart of America Council


  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1 46-oz. Can V-8 Juice
  • 1 30-oz. can chili beans
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 2-oz. Can diced green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder


  • Brown hamburger and onion.
  • Drain off the fat.
  • Combine all ingredients in a larger pot and simmer for 45 minutes.

Grand Canyon Council



  • Cardboard box(es)
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Duct tape
  • Icing
  • Assorted candies and cookies
  • Sugar and wafer ice-cream cones


  • To make the castle, arrange boxes and paper towel tubes in a castle shape and taped them together with duct tape.
  • (Candy and frosting are heavy, so they made sure their structure is well secured.)
  • Next, spread Icing on the castle and attached candies and cookies, as if they were decorating a gingerbread house.
  • Make a sugar-wafer or graham cracker drawbridge with shoestring-licorice "ropes,"
  • Use ice-cream-cones for spires and fruit-slices for  windows.

Grand Canyon Council

  • This cake is all edible (except for the knight) but can take more time to make.
  • The castle is a combination of frozen pound cakes (towers), rectangle and square sheet cakes.
  • Cut the square edges off of the pound cakes to make round towers - stand them upright and attach to your cake tray with frosting and cover with frosting.
  • Then stack the square cake on the rectangle cake and place up against the towers.
  • Frost the entire cake.
  • The tops of the towers were made with frosted sugar cones sprinkled with colored sugar.
  • Place the cones on top of the towers and surround with sugar cubes.
  • Add Trident gum for windows, and shields cut with fruit leather and decorator frosting.
  • The tower flags are also made with fruit leather and attached with toothpicks.
  • Add the toy knights last.

Cornbread Castle
Heart of America Council


  • Cornbread mix to fill two 8” square pans or one 13 x 9” rectangular pan
  • Honey


  • Prepare according to directions.
  • Cool.
  • Use one 8” square or cut out 9” square for base of castle.
  • Spread square base with honey.
  • Cut pieces from the remaining cornbread to make towers and castle walls.
  • Place on castle base.

Banana Shake


  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 8 ice cubes — crushed
  • 1 banana


  • Put everything but ice cubes in the blender.
  • Blend on slow speed.
  • Add crushed ice
  • Blend on low again.
  • Pour into glass. Serves 1

Mini Pizzas
Heart of America Council


  • 1 can biscuits
  • 1 can pizza sauce
  • 1 package pepperoni slices
  • 1 package mozzarella cheese


Get an Adult to help you with this recipe.

  • You’ll need to set the oven at 450 degrees.
  • Grease a baking sheet, or spray it with Pam.
  • Flatten out each biscuit and place on baking sheet.
  • Spread pizza sauce evenly over each biscuit.
  • Place three pepperoni on each biscuit.
  • Sprinkle cheese over the top of each.
  • Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.(until the cheese is melted.)

These also work well in Dutch oven cooking for a camp-out.

Serving Ideas: Serve with carrot and celery sticks.

Purple Punch


  • 2 cups cold grape juice
  • 2 quarts cold ginger ale
  • 1 quart cold orange juice
  • 2 oranges — peeled and sliced
  • 12 ice cubes


  • Put ice cubes in a large bowl.
  • Add the grape juice, orange juice, and ginger ale.
  • Mix well.
  • Float the orange slices in the bowl.

Heart of America Council


  • 2 marshmallows
  • 2 graham crackers
  • 1 chocolate square


  • Toast the two marshmallows on a stick over coals.
  • Layer sandwich - graham cracker, marshmallow, chocolate, marshmallow, other cracker.
  • Eat as a sandwich; you’ll want s’more!


  • Make filling out of peanut butter and jam instead of chocolate.
  • Use Hershey Hugs in place of Hershey’s chocolate.
    Microwave 2 hugs on a cracker for 15 sec. before putting on the marshmallow and cracker.
    Microwave another 15 sec. to melt marshmallow.

Hobo Popcorn
Heart of America Council


  • In the center of a foil square( *6 ) place one teaspoon of cooking oil and one tablespoon of popcorn.
  • Bring foil corners together to make a pouch(bundle wrap).
  • Seal the edges, but allow room for the popcorn to expand.
  • Tie pouch to a long stick with a string, and hold the pouch over hot coals.
  • Shake constantly until all corn has popped.
  • Season with butter and salt.
  • Serves 1.

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