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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


Heart of America Council

  • Sword: Pretend to draw your sword from its scabbard and swing it in front of you and yell: “Swish, swish, swoosh!”
  • Bow and Arrow I: Make a motion as if drawing an arrow from quiver or back, put it in bow, pull string and say “Zing”. Do this from start 3 times.
  • Bow and Arrow II: Make a motion as if drawing arrow from quiver or back, put it in bow, pull string and say “Zing”. Put your hand over your eyes and pretend to look after the arrow.  Yell, “That’s a bull’s eye!!”
  • Turkey Yell: Say "Gobble, gobble,," then rub stomach saying "Yum, yum".

Sam Houston Area Council

  • Fireman’s Cheer:  (make siren sounds, then roll out the hose)  YESSSSSSSSSSS!
  • Horsefly Cheer:  (slap different parts of your arms back and head, trying to get the horsefly)
  • Three Hails Cheer:  (each time you say hail, thrust your fist from your heart directly toward the person that you are hailing)  Hail!  Hail!  Hail!

Grand Canyon Council

Trumpet: da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-CHARGE!

Boy/Cub Scout Yell:
Rip, Rap, Rap! Rip, Rap, Ree!
Loyal Happy Boy/Cub Scouts are We!

Can (Box) of Applause: Cheer and applaud as cover is removed from can (box) and become quiet as lid is replaced.

Handkerchief: Tell the group that they are supposed to applaud as long as the handkerchief you are about to throw in the air, when it hits the floor to stop applauding.


  • Catch the handkerchief instead of letting it drop.
  • Vary the applauding by using short throws, long throws, throwing to someone in the audience etc.

Exhausted Yell: How TIRED? (Build up a loud HOW, with a soft TIRED and a stretch.)

Cheese Grater - Act as if you are looking for the cheese grater in the kitchen drawer. Once you find it, start to grate cheese and say: "Great, Great, Great, GREAT, GREAT!! The great should increase in tempo and intensity.

Turkey Suspense

Cub 1:  How do you keep a turkey in suspense?
Cub 2:  I don’t know, how?
Cub 1:  I’ll tell you tomorrow!

Grand Canyon Council

A dejected figure approaches his friend.
Cub # 1: It just doesn't work! It just doesn't work!
Cub # 2: What doesn't work?
Cub # 1: A dead horse!
Man points to sky.
Cub # 1: Is that the sun or the moon up there?
Cub # 2: I dunno, I'm a stranger here too.


Heart of America Council

Knight 1:          Sir Knight, are you running from an enemy? I thought you did not fear sword, lance or ax!
Knight 2:          Yea, but that villain doth have a can opener.

Jester:   Sir Lancelot was out in the woods this morning and slew a dragon and a piecost.
Voice:   What’s a piecost?
Jester:  About a dollar.

Jester:  Why was the period between the tenth and fifteenth centuries A.D. called the Dark Ages?
Voice:   Why?
Jester:  It was Knight time.

Jester:  Why do dragons sleep in the daytime?
Voice:  I don’t know, why?
Jester:  So they can hunt knights.

Sam Houston Area Council

What do you call a sleepy bull?                   A bull-dozer.

How do you stop a bull from charging? 
                                           Take away his credit card.

Grand Canyon Council

Cub # 1: Where do knights go to grab a bite to eat?
Cub # 2: I don't know. Where do knights grab a bite to eat?
Cub # 1: At an all-knight diner!

Cub # 1: Why does every castle have an automatic teller?
Cub # 2: For making knight deposits, I suppose.

Cub # 1: What did King Arthur listen to every evening at six?
Cub # 2: Gee, I don't know. What did King Arthur listen to every evening?
Cub # 1: The knightly news.

Cub # 1: Why did Robin Hood rob only the rich?
Cub # 2: Because the poor had no money?

Cub # 1: What is it called when all the knights trade horses?
Cub # 2: I don't know.
Cub # 1: The knight shift!


Heart of America Council

Cubmaster begins very solemnly

Everyone in the audience rise.
As the Knights of Old passed many tests to earn their Knighthood,
You must now display your cunning.
Everyone, raise your right hand in the air.
Raise it high. Now lift your left foot.
Close your eyes.
(Pause for affect) Dark isn’t it?

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