Baloo's Bugle

November 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 4
December 2007 Theme

Theme: Celebrations Around the World
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub Requirement 2


Trapper Trails

Jingle Bells Cheer - Give everyone a jingle bell and everyone shakes them at the same time.

Santa Cheer - Put your arm up to represent a big belly, Shake your belly and say, "HO HO HO!"

Rudolph Cheer - Put your fist up in front of your nose then open and close your fist and say, "Blink, blink, blink!"

Reindeer Cheer - "On Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, On Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen!"

Trapper Trails

"Harry," said Mother severely, "there were two pieces of pie on the shelf this morning, and now there is only one. How did that happen?

"I don't know," said Harry, regretfully. "It must have been so dark that I didn't see the other piece."

If a Cub Scout found a dollar in every pocket in his pants, what would he probably have?

Someone else's pants.

Why did Santa only take seven reindeer on Christmas Eve?

Comet had to stay home and clean the sink.

Alice, Golden Empire Council

I am around long before dawn.
But by lunch I am usually gone.
You can see me summer, fall, and spring.
I like to get on everything.
But when winter winds start to blow;
Burr, then it's time for me to go!
What am I?

Answer:  The dew

Which moves faster, heat or cold?

Heat | everybody catches cold!

In what year did Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall in the same year?

Answer: It happens every year!

If you were standing directly on Antarctica's South Pole facing north on Christmas Day, which way would you travel if you took a step backwards?

Answer: North | all directions from the South Pole are north!

Clara Clatter was born on Dec. 27th, yet her birthday is always in the Summer!  How is this possible?

Answer:  She lives in the Southern Hemisphere, where the seasons are reversed.


Holiday Word play:
Alice, Golden Empire Council

The following is a palindrome |

A Santa at NASA

Can you think of a way to tie Santa's flight to NASA and use it in a story and see if your Cubs figure it out?? A palindrome is a phrase that reads the same backwards or forwards.

Can you think of others?

Madam I'm Adam


Silly Sally
Baltimore Area Council

This is a fun game to play with your Cubs as they arrive at the den meeting. You give them hints about things Silly Sally likes and things she doesn't like. There's a simple rule for figuring out what her likes and dislikes are. The object of the game is for the Cubs to figure out what that rule is. Here are some example hints:

Silly Sally likes the moon but she hates the sun.

Silly Sally likes doors but she hates windows.

Silly Sally likes butter but she hates margarine.

Silly Sally likes maroon but she hates red.

Silly Sally likes geese but she hates ducks.

Silly Sally likes jelly but she hates jam.

Silly Sally likes tennis but she hates badminton.

Silly Sally likes the Yankees but she hates the Orioles.

Silly Sally likes Mississippi but she hates Maryland.

Silly Sally likes glass but she hates plastic.

Silly Sally likes the piccolo but she hates the flute.

Can you figure out the rule for her likes and dislikes?

(Silly Sally likes words with double letters!)

Christmas Funnies
Scouter Jim in Bountiful, UT

Question: Why does Santa have 3 gardens?
                                                   So he can ho-ho-ho.

Question: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?            Answer: Frostbite.

Question: What do you get when you cross an archer with a gift-wrapper?          Answer: Ribbon hood.

Question: What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?        Answer: Claustrophobic.

Question: What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
                                                  Answer: Snowflakes.

Christmas: When you exchange hellos with strangers and good buys with friends.

Christmas: The time when everyone gets Santamental.

Santa Claus is a Jolly fellow! Imagine all that driving and still being able to say "Ho! Ho! Ho!

Father to three-year old: "No a reindeer is not a horse with a TV antenna. Of course no kid these days knows what a TV Antenna is!!  CD

I remember my dad was shopping in a toy store. He said, "That's a terrific train set. I'll buy it."
The Clerk said, "Great, I'm sure your son will love it."
Dad said, "Maybe you're right. I'll take two."

Q: Why did Santa spell Christmas N-O-E?
A: Because the angel had said, "No L!"

Q: Why did the gingerbread man go to the doctor?
A: He was feeling crummy.

Q: Why does Santa's sled get such good mileage?
A: Because it has long-distance runners on each side.

Q: Why is it so cold on Christmas?
A: Because it's in Decembrrrrrrrrrr!

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Cub #1:   What's the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary one?

Cub #2:   The Christmas one has No L (Noel)

Cub #1:  How do sheep in Mexico say Merry Christmas?

Cub #2:  Fleece Navidad!

Cub #1:  What does a cat on the beach have in common with Christmas?

Cub #2:  Sandy claws!

Cub #1:  What kind of candle burns longer | a red one or a green one?

Cub #2:  Neither | candles always burn shorter!

Cub #1:  What is a cat on ice?

Cub #2:            A cool cat!

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