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Baloo's Bugle

April 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 9
May 2007 Theme

Theme: Cubs and Bugs
Webelos: Outdoorsman & Artist
Tiger Cub


Note on Word Searches, Word Games, Mazes and such – In order to make these items fit in the two column format of Baloo’s Bugle they are shrunk to a width of about 3 inches.  Your Cubs probably need bigger pictures.  You can get these by copying and pasting the picture from the Word version or clipping the picture in the Adobe (.pdf) version and then enlarging to page width.  CD

Bug Match
York Adams Council

  • Have someone cut out a bunch of different insect pictures and mount them on paper to hang around the Pack Meeting room.  (Make sure you know the names of the different bugs.) 
  • Label the pictures with letters or numbers. 
  • Hand out sheets of paper with the names of the different bugs listed in a mixed up order. 
  • Ask people to match the pictures with the names. 
  • After the opening ceremony, read off the answers and ask everyone how they did. 
  • Give an appropriate cheer/applause to the one(s) who got the most matches.

Funny Words
My Aunt Betty in Florida

Figure Out What These Words Have In Common......

Banana                             Dresser

Grammar                           Potato

Revive                             Uneven


Are You Peeking Or Have You Already Given Up?

Give It Another Try....

The answer is at the end of this issue of Baloo’s Bugle

Creep Crawly Word Search
Three Rivers Council

Find the following words in the Word Search

Ant                              Beetle                 Bumble Bee

Butterfly                    Caterpillar                  Centipede

Cicada                       Cockroach                      Cricket

Earwig                          Firefly                 Grasshopper

Green Darner                  Hornet                      Ladybug

Locust                           Moth                      Silverfish

Spider                          Termite                           Tick


Find the Sting
Heart of America Council

Give your boys the list with out the answers an se how many they ca n fill in while the others are arriving -

  • A sting that cures fatigue –                          resting.
  • A sting that cures hunger –                         feasting.
  • A sting that tidies you room –                    dusting.
  • A sting that makes you laugh –                    jesting.
  • A sting that cooks your meat –                   roasting.
  • A sting that browns your bread –                toasting.
  • A sting that bragging people indulge in –     boasting
  • A sting that spoils your tools –                    rusting.
  • A sting that makes you read a book to the end –
  • A sting that tries your knowledge –               testing.
  • A sting that we observe during lent –            fasting,
  • A sting that cooks are always doing –            tasting.

This could, also, make a great AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION if the Cubmaster reads out the questions at the pack meeting show and asks the audience for answers.  CD

Insect Word Search
Baloo’s Archives

Find the following words in the Word Search

ANT                              FLY                  MOSQUITO

APHID                         GNAT                        MOTH

ASSASSIN           GRASSHOPPER               ROACH

BEDBUG                     GRUB                       SCALE

BEE                          HORNET              SILKWORM

BEETLE                    KATYDID                   SPIDER


CENTIPEDE             LADY BUG               TERMITE

CHIGGER                  LOCUST                        TICK

CRICKET                    LOUSE       WALKING STICK

DIRT DOBBER           MANTIS                       WASP

EARWIG                 MEALY BUG                WEEVIL

FLEA                           MITE       YELLOW JACKET

Insect Food

Southern NJ Council

Match the insect with the food you would feed it if you caught one:


  • Praying Mantis
  • Field Cricket
  • Click Beetle
  • Grasshopper
  • Caterpillar
  • Tarantula
  • Meal Worm


    • feed soft-bodied insects and water. in small pieces
    • feed oatmeal or bran meal with small pieces of potato or apple.
    • bits of bread soaked in water, lettuce, or peanut butter.
    • feed types of leaves from the location you found him.
    • grass sod and water
    • eats flies or small insects, raw meat
    • eats most all insects and needs water.

Answers: 1. f, 2. c, 3.a, 4. e, 5. d, 6. g, 7. b

Buggy Crossword
Heart of America Council


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