Baloo's Bugle

June 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 11
July 2007 Theme

Theme: Rockets Red Glare
Webelos: Aquanaut & Geologist
Tiger Cub


Trapper Trails

Rocket Cheer - Squat down slowly saying, “5-4-3-2-1” and then yell, BLAST OFF! And jump into the air.

AMERICA CHEER- A-M-E-R-I-C-A (3X), Cub Scouts, Cub Scouts, U-S-A!

UNCLE SAM Cheer - Left hand strokes beard, Right hand points while saying, “I want you!”

Liberty Bell Cheer - Divide audience into 2 groups. When you point to each group they say, “BONG” like a bell. Keep going back and forth.

Great Salt Lake Council

Ben Franklin: Hold both hand out in front of you as if flying a kite. Jerk back suddenly while saying, "Zap, Zap, Zap!"

Politician: Pat yourself on the back.

Columbus: Put hands up like you're holding a telescope and shout, "Land Ho!"

Mount Rushmore Cheer: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt!!!

George Washington Cheer: "That was GREAT! I cannot tell a lie."

GW Variation: Get an ax out and swing it while saying, "Chop, Chop, Chop, Timber! Oops! Wrong tree!"

President cheer: Stand as a group and shout “Hail to the Chief.”

Fireworks cheer: Look up, make a whistling noise and say, “Oooh, Ahh, Oooh!”

Abe Lincoln Cheer: That was great! HONEST!

Constitution Cheer: We the people, APPROVE!

Utah National Parks Council

Flag Wave: Do the regular “wave” where one group at a time starting from one side, waves – but announce that it’s a Flag Wave in honor of our Flag

Soldier:  Stand at attention and salute.  Yell “Well done!”

Eagle Applause: Flap arms like wings and make an eagle noise.  (I bet the boys will know exactly what sound to make!) (But in case they don’t, say “Cree, Cree” and elongate the “ee” sound.)

Old Glory Applause: Hand out small flags to everyone at the start of the pack meeting.  Each time an applause is in order, they wave their flags.  Then add a patriotic shout, such as “We love America,” or  “U.S.A., U.S.A! U.S.A!”  or “By the Rockets Red Glare!”

Rocket Cheer: Have everyone stand and hold their arms straight up, clasping their hands together over their heads to form an arrow shape.  On the count of “3 – 2- 1 – Blastoff!”

Rocket Cheer #2: Everyone stands and with clenched fist held high they holler, “The Sky’s the Limit.  We can Do Anything!  Boom!  Boom!  Boom!”

Rocket Cheer #3: Everyone stands and puts their hands out to the sides like a penguin.  Then twirl in a circle and say “Oops, we never made it off the ground! Sputter.  Sputter.  Maybe Next Time!”

Firecracker Cheer: Everyone stands.  Grab imaginary match from back pocket, and light imaginary firecracker held in the other hand.  Then throw it on the ground and dance around while clapping hands to mimic the sound of firecrackers exploding.

Flag Cheer: Pretend to raise the flag by alternately raising hands over the head and “grasping” the ropeto pull up the flag.  Then stand back, salute and say “Ahhh!”

Patriotic Cheer:  Shout “U.S.A!” and thrust hand with doubled up fist skyward while shouting “Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!” or “Onward and Upward!”

Fireworks Cheer: Everyone stands, points upward and shouts, “Skyrocket! Whee!”  (then whistle), then yell “Boom!  Boom!”

Alice, CS RT Commissioner
Pioner District, Golden Empire Council

The Infantry

(CM might mention during the Opening that we honor our flag and soldiers who serve in the military on the 4th of July – and remind everyone that the infantry is another word for soldiers on foot – in case some of the boys have never heard the term)

Cub #1:  (While running across in front of the audience)  “The Infantry is Coming!”  

Cub #2 and #3:  (Run across with a small tree with a sign on it that says “Infant Tree”

Cub #1:   What is the last line of “The Star Spangled Banner?”

Cub #2:  “That’s easy – Play Ball!”

Cub #1:  Which amendment gives you the right to pull up your sleeves?

Cub #2:  “I don’t know”

Cub #1:  The second amendment – the right to BARE arms!

Cub #1:  What’s red, white and blue?

Cub #2:  A candy cane holding it’s breath!

Cub #1:  Why did Paul Revere ride his horse from Boston to Lexington?

Cub #2:  Because the horse was too heavy to carry!

What’s up there?

One Cub Scout enters, then looks up in the sky. 

Another Cub enters, looks at the first Cub Scout, then also looks up in the sky. 

This continues till the last boy available. 

The last boy comes in, sees everyone looking up, looks up himself and says, “What are you looking at – a spaceship – some fireworks?” 

First Cub Scout replies – “Oh, I just have a stiff neck!!” 

All the other Cub Scouts walk off in disgust.

Baltimore Area Council

What did Delaware when Mississippi lent Missouri her New Jersey? I don’t know. Alaska.

What did Paul Revere say at the end of his famous ride? Whoa.

Dink: Do you know what time it is?
Duff: Nome, I don’t.
Dink: Alaska ‘nother person.

What did Tennessee? Whatever Arkansas. (Arkan saw.)

Which three states have the most ducks? North Duckota, South Duckota, and Kenducky.

Where do they grow the green vegetable that is put in gumbo? Okrahoma.

What did Delaware? Her New Jersey. (new jersey)

Where does Maryland? I don’t know. Alaska. (I’ll ask her.)

Great Salt Lake Council

  • What American has the largest family?
  • Why does the Statue of Liberty stand in New York harbor?
  • Why did Abraham Lincoln grow a beard?
  • Why is it impossible to send mail to Washington now?
  • Can you send mail to Lincoln?
  • If Washington went to Washington wearing white wool socks and Washington’s wife waited in Wilmington, how many W’s are there in all?


  • Washington, he is the Father of the Country
  • Because it can’t sit or lie
  • His razor ran on AC (alternating current) and he was in Washington DC.  (or he wanted to look like the guy on the $5 bill)
  • Because he is dead
  • Yes, he left us his Gettysburg address
  • There are no W’s in the word ALL

Knock, Knock
Great Salt Lake Council

Knock, Knock
Who’s there?
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln who?
Don’t you know who he is??

Knock, Knock
Who’s there?
George Washington
George Washington who?
Wow, you don’t know who he is either??  You must have been sleeping during history

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