Welcome to Baloo's Bugle!


Back to Index
Annual Index
This Month

Monthly Theme Stuff
Special Opportunities
Thoughtful Items
Pow Wows
Training Tips
Tiger Scouts
Pack & Den Activities
Pack Admin Helps
Fun Foods & Cub Grub
Web Links
One Last Thing...

The Pack Meeting
Gathering Activities
Opening Ceremonies
Stunts & Cheers
Audience Participations
Advancement Ceremonies
Closing Ceremony
Cubmaster's Minute


Write to Baloo (Click Here) to offer contributions, suggest ideas, express appreciation, or let Commissioner Dave know how you are using the materials provided here. Your feedback is import. Thanks.

Baloo's Bugle

May 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 10
June 2007 Theme

Theme: Wheel Into Summer
Webelos: Traveler & Handyman
Tiger Cub


Trapper Trails

Pinewood Derby cheer

Cubmaster yells, ‘Start your engines,”
Everyone places their car at the top of the ramp
(they raise their hands up in the air, fingers straight, palms down)

Then the cars go down the ramp
Everyone moves their hands in the shape of the track going “Whooooosh” all the way

It all ends as the car hits the bumper at the end
Everyone gives one big, loud clap

Harley Cheer -
Get on your motorcycle,
Kick start a couple of times saying, Vroom Vroom
Then give it the GAS and drive away.

Pop A Wheelie Cheer -
Pop wheelie leaning way back and saying, “EERRRRTTT!”

Alice, CS RT Commissioner
Pioneer District, Golden Empire Council

Bicycle Applause:  Pretend to get on your bicycle, throw one leg over the center bar, and move your legs as if you were pedaling – Yell out:  “Pump, Pump, Pump up the Hill!”

Ferris Wheel Applause:  Move right arm in a large circle, and on the upswing say “ OOH!” – on the downswing say “AAAH!” 

Wheels Applause:  “That was Wheely, Wheely, Wheely Good!”

Squeaky Wheel:  Hold out your arm and bend it at the elbow.  Make a motion like a wheel.  Say “Squeal, squeak, squeak” as the wheel goes around.

VVRROOOMM:  Make sounds like a car revving up to race – Vvrrooooomm, Vvvrrooommm

Santa Clara County Council

Handkerchief: Throw a handkerchief up in the air with the instructions for applause to last until you catch it or it falls to the floor. Vary length of applause from long throw to short throw to NO throw.

Bicycle: Say: “Pump, pump, pump!”

Nutty: Cashew Cashew Cashew

Balloon: Make a fist. Put the thumb in your mouth and blow. Slowly open fingers to resemble enlarging balloon. Then flip out hand yelling, “Pop!’ Or have air escape from mouth of balloon in a hiss.

OCEAN APPLAUSE -     Best done with a large group; have first row sway from side to side; second row swaying in opposite direction; third row same as first, etc. The have them add sound effect: SWOOSH, SWOOSH, SWOOSH!!

RAINSTORM APPLAUSE - Start by gently patting knees alternately to simulate rain falling. Increase the noise by switching to hand clapping as the storm reaches its height. With a hand signal, have everyone shout “”BOOM” to represent thunder. Gradually decrease the hand clapping and then pat the knees as the storm subsides.

Helmet Tongue Twisters

Jose hopped his hedge and hit his head hard.
How happy Jose had hooked his helmet on his head!

Hasty Hillary's helmet's hanging on a hook at home.
Who hopes Hillary has humungous heaps of luck?

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled helmets.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled helmets?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled helmets,
where's the peck of pickled helmets Peter Piper picked?

One smart student, she felt smart.
Two smart students, they felt smart.
Three smart students, they all wore helmets.

How many helmets would a hedgehog heave
if a hedgehog could heave helmets?
He would heave, he would, as much as he could,
and heave as many helmets as a hedgehog would
if a hedgehog could heave helmets.

How many helmets would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck helmets?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
and chuck as many helmets as a woodchuck would
if a woodchuck could chuck helmets.

She sports softshell helmets by the sea shore.
The helmets she sports are surely softshells.
So if she sports softshells on the seashore,
I'm sure she sports seashore softshells.

A bloke's back bike brake block broke.
His helmet habit wholly held him harmless when he hit.

There was a young man in St. Paul
Who did not wear a helmet at all
He had hard luck and crashed
And his head was all bashed
'Cause he had it all bare in the fall.

Headless horsemen hardly have a helmet hanger.

Humpty Dumpty wholly hated his humungous helmet.

Hagrid had a huge hobbit helmet hanging on his hairy head

Trapper Trails

Joe:      I saw you running along side your bike this morning.

Moe:     Yes, I was late and didn’t have time to get on.

Knock, Knock.
Who’s there?
Targets, who?
Tar gets all over my shoes when I walk down the street.

How do you change a duck’s tires?
            With a Quacker Jack.

Teacher:    Jimmy, your drawing of a stagecoach is very well done, but it has no wheels. What holds it up?

Jimmy:    The bad guys!

Why did the Cub Scout take peanut butter bread with him in the street?
            He was looking for traffic jam.

A boy walks across stage carrying a car door.
He is asked why he is carrying the car door.
The boy demonstrates as he says, so that he can roll down the window when it gets hot.

Why can’t bicycles go as fast as cars?
            Because they are “two” tired.

What did the jack say to the car?
            “Can I give you a lift?”

What part of a car is the laziest?
            The wheels. They are always tired.

What would happen if everyone bought a pink car?
            We would be a pink car nation.

  • A man whose son had just passed his driving test went home on evening and found that the boy had driven slap bang into the living room.
  •  (Father)-How did you manage to do that?
  • (son)-Quite simple, Dad. I came in through the kitchen and turned left!
  • Stop! This a one way street.
  • Well, I’m only going one way.
  • How many elephants can you get into a small car?
  • Four: Two in the front and two in the back..
  • How many rhinoceroses can you get into a small car?
  • None, it’s full of elephants.

Alice, CS RT Commissioner
Pioneer District, Golden Empire Council

Policeman:    "One of your elephants has been seen chasing a man on a bicycle."

Zoo Keeper:  "Nonsense, none of my elephants knows how to ride a bicycle!"

Knock Knock.

Cub #1 - Knock Knock.
Cub #2 - Who's there?
Cub #1 - Ivan.
Cub #2 - Ivan who?
Cub #1 - Ivan riding your bike.

Water! Water! , a classic run on
Santa Clara County Council

  • A man, crawling across the stage: "Water, water!!"
  • Someone walks by, and the crawling man tugs on his pant leg. "Water, Water!"
  • Man walking by: "Sorry." He continues walking.
  • Another man walks by, the crawling man tugs on his pant leg: "Water, Water!"
  • Man walking by: "All I've got is this beef jerky, sorry." He keeps walking.
  • Another man walks by, the crawling man tugs on his pant leg: "Water, Water!"
  • Man walking by: "No, I don't have any." He keeps walking.
  • The crawling man sees a cup of water at the other end of the stage. "Water!!"
  • He painfully crawls over there. "Water! Water!"
  • When he reaches the water, he quickly stands up, dunks his comb in it, and uses it to comb his hair.

Santa Clara County Council

Cub 1:What kinds of scale do giants weigh themselves on?

Cub 2:Is it a big scale?

Cub 1:Yeah, it's a Richter Scale.

Cub 1:Can you telephone from a submarine?

Cub 2:Of course! Who can't tell a phone from a submarine

Cub 1:What did George Washington say to his men before they got in the boat?

Cub 2:Beats me. What?

Cub 1:Men, get in the boat

Cub 1:What kind of ship never sinks?

Cub 2:Friendship!

Trapper Trails

Why can’t an elephant ride a bike?
Because he doesn’t have a thumb to ring the bell.

What driver doesn’t have a license?
A screw driver.

What has a head, can’t think, but drives?
A hammer

What happened when the wheel was invented?
It caused a revolution!

What do you call a song played on car horns?
A car tune.

What do you get when you cross a bike and a rose?
Bicycle petals

What do you get when you cross a motorcycle and a funny story?   A Yamaha ha ha ha!

When is a car not a car? When it turns into a garage.

Jed and Ted

Jed and Ted decided to explore the countryside on a two-seater bike. They came to a hill. The going was hard. At last they got to the top.  With short breath and a perspiring face, Jed said, "That was a tough hill, but we finally made it!" "Yes," said Ted. "Luckily, I had my hand on the brake. Otherwise, we would have rolled all the way down!"

Alice, CS RT Commissioner
Pioneer District, Golden Empire Council

What's big and gray and has 16 wheels?
An elephant on roller skates!

Why can’t an elephant ride a bicycle?
Because he can’t ring the bell.

Why won’t your bicycle stand up straight?
Because it is TWO TIREd!

What does a bicycle call his Dad?
A pop-sicle!!

What would you get if you crossed a chicken with a bicycle?
A HEN-speed bike.

Can you name the most moving invention every made?
Easy – the Wheel.  It Really got things moving!

Materials found in Baloo's Bugle may be used by Scouters for Scouting activities provided that Baloo's Bugle and the original contributors are cited as the source of the material.

Materials found at the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. Website 1997-2007 may be reproduced and used locally by Scouting volunteers for training purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) or other Scouting and Guiding Organizations. No material found here may be used or reproduced for electronic redistribution or for commercial or other non-Scouting purposes without the express permission of the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP) or other copyright holders. USSSP is not affiliated with BSA and does not speak on behalf of BSA. Opinions expressed on these web pages are those of the web authors.