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Baloo's Bugle

February 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 7
March 2007 Theme

Theme: Baloo Skies
Webelos: Athlete & Engiineer
Tiger Cub


Typical (Your State) Weather

Props: TV Screen, (Your State) map, Pointer, rain coat, winter coat, 2 paper fans, paper wads (hail stones)

Set - up: Weatherman is in the middle of the stage with (your state) map not moving yet. The TV is propped up against the chair. The leader walks in, turns on the TV and sits down to listen. After the TV is turned on, the weatherman starts.

Weather:       (Using the pointer) Well folks, it looks like we're going to have a typical day of weather in New Jersey on this warm summer like day. All across the state there are sunny and clear skies. There is no chance of rain.

Leader:            (Turns off TV) Good! We can go outside.

Cub Scout 1:   (Walks in fanning himself) Boy what a great day to be outside. The sun sure feels good.

Cub Scout 2:   (Walks in wearing a rain coat) It sure did cloud up fast. It's starting to rain.

Cub Scout 3:   (Walks in wearing a heavy coat) A cold front just came in. It must be freezing out there.

Cub Scout 4:   Hey did you guys see the hail coming down out there? (Throws hailstones into the air).

Cub Scout 5:   (Walks in wearing his uniform) The sun feels good out there.

Leader:          Yes, it sure is another day of typical (Your State) weather.


Crazy Weather

Personnel:      4 Scouts plus more to make sound effects

Equipment:      Items to make sound effects (see below), sleeping bags

Scene:            Boys are in sleeping bags in a tent for a campout

Cub 1:               I thought the weather was supposed to be clear today!  But all we’ve had is wind and rain, all day long.

Cub 2:              What’s that pounding noise?  (sounds of hail)  Oh no - it’s hailing!  The weather couldn’t be much worse!

Cub 3:              Wow - the wind is getting so bad, I think our tent will soon blow away.  (sounds of  wind)

Cub 4:              Help!  Help!  There goes our tent.  Hang onto your sleeping bag.  Watch out!  It’s raining so hard!  (sounds of tent flapping and wind and rain)

Cub 2:              This must be a HURRICANE!  But how can we be having one in this part of the country?

Cub 3:              Someone help me!  I can’t hang on anymore!  It’s blowing me away!  Help me!  Help!

Cub 4:              Wake up, wake up, John.  It’s time to get up and get ready for our campout.  I hear we’re going to have a clear day.

Cub 1:               Oh yeah – sure, right.  (to the audience, as the other boys pick up their sleeping bags and walk off)  Thank goodness that was just a dream!

Old Fashioned Weather Forecasting

Scouts hold up a card explaining their part (i.e. pictures of a cloud, sailor, moon, etc.) with their speaking parts written on the back.

Narrator:      Weather forecasting has been around for a long time.  People have used all kinds of methods.  Today scientific instruments are the basis for most of our forecasts.  But just for fun, let’s look at some older weather forecasting.

Cub 1:      Red sky at night, sailors delight.  Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.

Cub 2:      When the dew is on the grass, rain will never come to pass.

Cub 3:      A circle around the moon, tells of a storm pretty soon.

Cub 4:     When the stars above are bright, a good day is still in sight.

Cub 5:     Mackerel sky, storm is nigh.

Cub 6:      Sounds travel far and wide, a stormy day will bring high tide.

Cub 7:     When the grass is dry at night, look for rain before the light.

Cub 8:      Cotton floating in the air (clouds), moderate wind and weather fair.

Cub 9:     Evening red and morning gray are certain signs of a fine day.

Cub 10:    Grasses dry in the morning light, look for rain before the night.

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