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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


5 A Day

For a really great fun site that I cannot begin to explain here go to www.5aday.com .  It provides a fun way for lids to learn about Fruits and vegetables.  There is a large Kids section on this website,  And a fun way to encourage them to eat their 5 to 9 servings a day.  They should have one from each color!!  There are games and coloring books.  Funny characters and activities.  Charts for them to fill out to log their colors.  There are recipes, too

Here’s the outline of their plan –

Eating 5 or more servings of colorful fruits and vegetables a day is part of an important plan for healthier living. That’s because deeply hued fruits and vegetables provide the wide range of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals your body needs to maintain good health and energy levels, protect against the effects of aging, and reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.

It’s all about color – blue/purple, green,white, yellow/orange, and red – and the power of colorful fruits and vegetables to promote good health. So when you're grocery shopping, planning your meals or dining out, think color.

And for variety, make it 5 A Day The Color Way:


Boost the level of BLUE/PURPLE in your low-fat diet to help maintain:

• A lower risk of some cancers*

• Urinary tract health

• Memory function

• Healthy aging

Beat the Effects of Aging

Blue/purple fruits and vegetables contain varying amounts of health-promoting phytochemicals such as anthocyanins and phenolics, currently being studied for their antioxidant and anti-aging benefits. Get blue/purple every day with foods such as:

Blackberries               Blueberries            Black currants

Dried plums               Elderberries                Purple figs

Purple grapes                 Plums                         Raisins

Purple asparagus       Purple cabbage           Purple carrots

Eggplant            Purple Belgian endive    Purple peppers

Potatoes (purple fleshed)                            Black salsify


Add GREEN to your low-fat diet to maintain:

• A lower risk of some cancers*

• Vision health

• Strong bones and teeth

Go Green. Go Healthy.

Green fruits and vegetables contain varying amounts of potent phytochemicals such as lutein and indoles, which interest researchers because of their potential antioxidant, health-promoting benefits. Go green every day with fruits and vegetables like these:

Avocados                  Green apples             Green grapes

Honeydew                   Kiwifruit                        Limes

Green pears                 Artichokes                     Arugula

Asparagus                 Broccoflower                   Broccoli

Broccoli rabe          Brussels sprouts      Chinese cabbage

Green beans              Green cabbage                     Celery

Chayote squash           Cucumbers                      Endive

Leafy greens                   Leeks                         Lettuce

Green onion                    Okra                              Peas

Green pepper              Snow Peas          Sugar snap peas

Spinach                     Watercress                    Zucchini


Working WHITE into your low-fat diet helps maintain:

• Heart health

• Cholesterol levels that are already healthy

• A lower risk of some cancers*

White for Wellness

White, tan, and brown fruits and vegetables contain varying amounts of phytochemicals of interest to scientists. These include allicin, found in the onion family. Get all the health benefits of white by including foods such as:

Bananas                    Brown pears                       Dates

White nectarines        White peaches              Cauliflower

Garlic                           Ginger        Jerusalem artickoke

Jicama                        Kohlrabi                 Mushrooms

Onions                        ParsnipsPotatoes (white fleshed)

Shallots                       Turnips                  White Corn


Make YELLOW/ORANGE a part of your low-fat diet to help maintain:

• Heart health

• Vision health

• A healthy immune system

• A lower risk of some cancers*

Powerful Antioxidants

Orange and yellow fruits and vegetables contain varying amounts of antioxidants such as vitamin C as well as carotenoids and bioflavonoids, two classes of phytochemicals that scientists are studying for their health-promoting potential. Every day, include orange and yellow fruits and vegetables like these:

Yellow apples              Apricots                  Cantaloupe

Cape Gooseberries       Yellow figs                  Grapefruit

Golden kiwifruit            Lemon                      Mangoes

Nectarines                    Oranges                       Papayas

Peaches                    Yellow pears              Persimmons

Pineapples                  Tangerines      Yellow watermelon

Yellow beets          Butternut squash                  Carrots

Yellow peppers        Yellow potatoes                Pumpkin

Rutabagas          Yellow summer squash   Sweet potatoes

Yellow tomatoes         Sweet corn   Yellow winter squash


Be sure to include RED in your low-fat diet to help maintain:

• Heart health

• Memory function

• A lower risk of some cancers*

• Urinary tract health

Red-hot and Healthy

The specific phytochemicals in the red group being studied for their health-promoting properties include lycopene and anthocyanins. Get your reds every day by eating fruits and vegetables such as:

Red apples               Blood oranges                  Cherries

Cranberries                 Red grapes     Pink/Red grapefruit

Red pears                 Pomegranates              Raspberries

Strawberries               Watermelon                        Beets

Red peppers                 Radishes                    Radicchio

Red onions               Red potatoes                   Rhubarb


The Dairy Industry has a similar site –



with activities and lessons for children



Scout Roundtable Podcast


I was guest a few weeks ago on The Scout Roundtable Podcast.  Cubmaster Chris and Mr. Bob do a great job.  The show is patterned to be like the parking lot discussions we all have after RT and after other Scout meetings.  Our topic was Internet resources.  We all talked about our favorite websites.  Check them out.  All the websites we mentioned are listed on their Podcast site.  They have 9 Podcasts posted.  And both Cubmaster Chris and Mr. Bob have their own individual podcasts, too, to help Scouters.

Cubmaster Chris lives in Texas with his sons He likes to camp (of course) and hang out with his boys.

Website: http://www.cubmasterchris.com
Skype: CubmasterChris
E-mail: cubmasterchris@gmail.com

Mr. Bob lives in Missouri.  He is in his first year of Cub Scouting and currently is the Tiger Den Leader and an Assistant Cubmaster.  He enjoys computers, camping, hiking and spending time with his children.

Website: http://acsadventure.blogspot.com  (Check out the videos of Buttons the radical Boy Scout!!)
Skype: acsa-mrbob
E-mail: denleaderbob@gmail.com

Podcast must be quite the thing now. Maybe they will put Baloo out of work in a few years.  The National Commissioner of the BSA has a Podcast, too –

For Food Pyramid Info -


Many thanks to Russ of the Timucua District, North Florida Council for supplying me with his RT Handout this month.  Checkout his district website at   http://timucuabsa.org

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