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Baloo's Bugle

March 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 8
April 2007 Theme

Theme: Cub Cafe
Webelos: Family Membe & Sportsman
Tiger Cub


Tin Foil Recipe
Russ, Timucua District

 (You can also have props up front or, even better, have your own Chef Dom DeLouise as a narrator, making the meal as he recites the recipes.)

Divide audience into six parts.  Assign each part a word and a response and/or action.  Practice as you make assignments.

Tin Foil: "Zip, crinkle, fold"

Sausage: "More pork sausages, Mom. Please?"

Carrots: "What's up, doc?"

Rice: "Rice-a-Roni the San Francisco treat!"

Beans: "Ho-Ho-Ho Green Gi-ant"

Soup: "That's what Campbell's soups are mmm-mmm good!"

Here is the perfect recipe for a great Cub Scout TinFoil dinner. The first thing you do is get all of your ingredients together. You'll also need the TinFoil to hold your meal. Start with a nice big Sausage. Slice it into 1/4-inch round slices. Next get a can of precooked, pre-sliced Carrots. Open that can. Next, you needs some Beans. Again, get the precooked, pre-cut sort in a can. And let's not forget the Rice—minute Rice, if you please. Don't forget that you need a can of Soup. It can be Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Chicken, or any other Soup you want.

Now take your big piece of TinFoil and fold it just so. Make sure there's lots of room in there to put the ingredients. Next you add your Sausage—not too little and not too much. Now spoon in some Carrots. Oh yeah! Oops, almost forgot to spoon in some Beans while we're at it. Now, add a big glop of your favorite Soup. Almost done here. Measure out a half-cup of minute RICE and pour that in. A great meal almost done. And last, but not least, fold that TinFoil up and throw your meal in the fire. That's what we call a great TinFoil meal.

A Trip To The Dining Hall
York Adams Council

Divide audience into five parts.  Assign each part a word and a response and/or action.  Practice as you make assignments.

Cub Scout:    Rub tummy and say "hungry, hungry"

Dining Hall:      Hold tray and say "what's cookin'?"

Knife:       Make cutting motion and say "tough stuff"

Fork:    Make stabbing motion and say "jab, jab, jab"

Spoon:Make motion of eating soup and say "slurrrrp"

All good scouting events should include three squares a day.  Here's a story of one CubScout's experience in the DiningHall.

One morning at CubScout Resident Camp, Den 4 got up bright and early to go to breakfast at the DiningHall.  They hadn't eaten since the night before so every CubScout in the den was ready to go.  When they got there, they stood in line with everyone else until they had said the Philmont Grace. 

Then the lines began moving into the DiningHall.  The first thing the CubScouts did was pick up their utensils.  They got a Knife, a Fork, and a Spoon.  Then the servers piled on the delicious food.  Sure, no one really knew what it was, but it sure looked like food.  The first server gave them some glob of white stuff and said it was oatmeal and that you eat it with a Spoon.  The second server gave them something yellow—gooey yellow.  He said it was eggs and that you eat it with a Fork.  The next server tossed a crinkly brown disk on the tray and said it was sausage.  It was to be cut with the Knife.

The Cub Scouts took their trays to their tables and sat to eat.  Taking their Forks, they began with the eggs.  As gooey yellow as they looked, they really were quite good.  And as they ate their eggs, they also dipped into the white globs, called oatmeal, with their Spoons.  It was pretty good too.  And finally, they cut up their sausage with their Knifes and ate that too.  Even that was quite delicious.  After they were all finished, they took their trays to the dish room and left the DiningHall.  They sure couldn't wait for lunch!


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