Baloo's Bugle

September 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 2
October 2007 Theme

Theme: Down on the Farm
Webelos: Citizen & Showman
Tiger Cub
Requirement 1



Watermelon Cheer

York Adams Council

Everyone holds a huge slice of watermelon in their hands.

They slurrrp it into their mouths from one end of the slice to the other.  (Move slice across face making slurping sound.) 

Then they spit out the seeds to the side (Raspberries.)

You can make it a Southern watermelon Cheer by going “Y’all” at the end.  My Thanks to J. Clay Dean who taught me this variation at NJLITC at Schiff Scout Reservation in 1963.   CD


Trapper Trails Council

Turkey Cheer: “Gobble, Gobble, Gobble,” then rub stomach and say “Yum, Yum.”

Hay and Straw Cheer: Explain that when you call out “Hay” or “Straw,” the group is to respond with the opposite.  Try to mix them up by going fast.  Throw n a “Stray” and everyone should be silent.  Warn them at the start that you might do that.

Barnyard Cheer: Assign groups to make various sounds of animals as you point to each group have them make the sound.  When you raise both hands, have them make their sounds at once.

Pony Cheer: Clap your hands together, and then slap your legs with each hand to simulate a pony trot.

Rooster and Farmer Cheer: Divide he room into two.  Half of the room yells “Cock-a-doodle-doo.” The other half yells “Go back to sleep.”

Duck Cheer: Squat down and tuck arms into armpits, forming wings.  Duck walk while saying “Quack, quack, quack.”

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Hog Calling Cheer – Stand up, make a funnel of your hands around your mouth and call loudly, “SOOO-EEEE, SOOO-EEE, Pig, Pig, Pig!

Squash Applause:  Say “Squash, squash, squash” while making a grinding motion with your foot.

Potato Applause:  While you make a mashing motion with your hands, say “Mash, mash, mash!

Corn on the Cob Applause:  Make the motion of holding an ear of corn in your hands, then noisily eating row by row.  Finish up with an imaginary toothpick, cleaning your teeth, and say “Yum, Yum!”

Cow applause:  “Moooo, Moooo, Mooooove on up!”

Veggie applause:  Tell everyone to think of their favorite vegetable.  On signal, they yell the name of that vegetable three times.

Veggie applause #2:  Tell everyone to think of their favorite vegetable. On signal they say the name of that veggie softly as they move around the room looking for others who are saying the same veggie name.  When they have found their fellow veggies, they loudly yell out their name together, then take their seats.  (This is a lot of fun when one person ends up being the last one and no one else has chosen his veggie)


Clapping Furrow Applause:

Utah National Parks Council

ü  Have the end person in each row or section start this one. 

ü  They clap twice and then clap the hand of the person next to them in the row. 

ü  The next person claps twice then claps the hand of the next person in the row

ü  Continue to clap in unison until everyone in the room is clapping

(Kind of how irrigation water moves through the furrows of the field – Alice)


Baloo’s Archives

Cub #1 - Did you hear about my new pet pig?

Cub #2 - No, what is his name?

Cub #1 – Ball Point

Cub #2 - Is that his real name?

Cub #1 - No, that is his pen name.

Cub #1 - Did you know how long Wild Appalachian Cows are milked?

Cub #2 – No, I don’t

Cub #1 – The same as short ones.

Take some of the Jokes and Riddles and turn them into Run-Ons  CD


Alice, Golden Empire Council

How did the farmer count his cows?
With a "cowculator."

How do you fix a jack-o'-lantern?
With a pumpkin patch!

Why did the farmer stand out in the middle of his field?
He wanted to win the Nobel Prize.

Why did he think he could win the Nobel Prize?
He heard that the Nobel Prize is given to those who are out standing in their field!

Did you hear about the farmer who was milking his cow and a bug flew in the cow’s ear?
No, what happened?
The bug squirted out with the milk – “In one ear and out the udder!”

Did you hear about the farmer you plowed his field with a steamroller ?
He wanted to grow mashed potatoes!

Why did the farmer call his pig "Ink"?
 Because it was always running out of the pen.

What do you call cattle with a sense of humor?
Laughing stock.

What would happen if bulls could fly?
You would have to carry an umbrella all the time and beef would go up!

What goes 'peck, bang, peck, bang, peck, bang'?
A bunch of chickens in a field full of balloons!

What did the well mannered sheep say to his friend at the field gate?
After ewe!
Why did the ram fall over the cliff?
He didn't see the ewe turn!

What is the definition of a goose?
An animal that grows down as it grows up!

How do you stop a rooster from crowing on Sunday?
Eat him on Saturday!


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