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Baloo's Bugle

November 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 4
December 2006 Theme

Theme: Cub Scout Stars
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub



Stars and Stripes Munch Mix
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils


  • 1 - 14-ounce bag potato chips,
  • 1 - 7-ounce bag stick pretzels,
  • 1 - 3.25-ounce can macadamia nuts,
  • 3 tablespoons butter,
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter,
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon,
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  • Preheat oven at 350°F. 
  • In a large pan, mix potato chips, pretzels and macadamia nuts together. 
  • Over low heat, melt butter, sesame oil, peanut butter and cinnamon. 
  • Stir well .
  • When completely mixed and melted, drizzle over potato chip mixture. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes.


Metamorphic Rock Pancakes
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils


Griddle or frying pan, lightly oiled
Pancake batter
Assorted foods, some which melt and some that don't (examples: raisins, coconut, marshmallows, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.)
Plates, napkins, and utensils.


Caution Cubs about hot surfaces and/or open flames during this activity.


  • Mix the pancake batter and add the assorted foods into the mixed batter.
  • Mix gently to distribute the foods.
  • Pour a smaller than normal pool of batter into the heated pan.
  • After the batter is about half solid, press down with the spatula to exert pressure onto the pancake.  The idea is to change the shape (by pressure) of those ingredients the heat hasn't changed. 
  • Turn the pancake over and repeat the process until done.

Since Cub Scouts will eat almost anything, Metamorphic Rock Pancakes (with whatever is inside them) should be a treat at a Den Meeting.  For Webelos working on Geologist  (or even Scientist), this would be extra fun to do the activity requirements.  Explain to the Webelos how heat and pressure combine to create rocks, a process much like the pancakes they just made.

Morning Sunburst
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

Mix up an all-fruit body fuel with dried apples, pineapples, cranberries and cherries, as well as banana chips. and raisins. 

As an added bonus - Eating 1 cup of this will fulfill two of the five daily minimum requirements of fruits and vegetables.


Apollo Float
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils


12 oz ginger ale
2 Vanilla ice cream scoops
2 Sugar Cones


  • Fill 2 glasses with equal amounts of ginger ale. 
  • Securely place ice cream on cones. 
  • Turn ice cream cones upside down and place one in each glass. 
  • Cones will stay afloat as ice cream melts. 
  • Drink with straws.


Red and Green Fizz
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

Food coloring is useful for adding novelty to clear drinks, such as 7-Up. 

Just a few drops of red will color the drink. 

Make colorful ice cubes by mixing a few drips of green into the water you use in the tray.  (Or use 7-Up in the tray, so the ice doesn't dilute the drink.)

Homemade Root Beer
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils


2 cups sugar
¾ to 1 teaspoon yeast
3 – 4 teaspoon root beer extract
4 quarts of water


  • Dissolve yeast in ½ cup water for 15 minutes.
  • While yeast is dissolving, dissolve sugar in 3 ½ quarts of water. 
  • Add root beer extract. 
  • After yeast has dissolved, add it to the root beer/water mixture. 
  • Mix together and pour in a gallon jar or jug. 
  • Cap. 
  • Let it sit in Warm place for 24 hours.
  • Then refrigerate.


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