Baloo's Bugle

January 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 6
February 2008 Theme

Theme: Chinese New Year
Webelos: Scholar & Engineer
Tiger Cub
Requirement 4



Heart of America Council

Chief:    “How, how, how”

Indian Grand Howl:  Stomp feet three times, beat chest three times, Yell How 5 times

One How Yell:  Yell the word "HOW" loudly. Can be built up to more how's as needed.

According to the Commissioner Dave How Scale –
Three How’s is a perfect score.  I almost never give three how’s but very often award two and a half how’s. 
That is yelled – How, How, Ugh.

Silent Smoke: Make a fist with one hand, point the index finger, hold it close to the chest, then with a circular motion, begin to slowly raise your arm, keeping the finger extended until it is high over your head.

Arrow of Light: Hold your hands out if front of your left side. Make an arc by moving your hand over your head to your right side while saying, “Whoosh.”

Bow and Arrow: Make a motion as if shooting an arrow and say, “Zing, zing, zing.” Pretend to release an arrow with each zing.

Canoe: Have everyone pretend to paddle a canoe leisurely. 
Then yell, “We are being attacked.
Now everyone paddles extremely fast.

Drum:   Beat your legs and say, “Tat-a-tat-tat” 3 or 4 times, then beat on our stomach, saying, “Boom-boom.”

Echo:     “Well done, well done, well done!” Say as if echoing back.


Heart of America Council


Leader:        "Where does Tonto take his trash?"

Scout:   "To de dump, to de dump,to de dump dump dump," to the rhythm of a running horse in a sing-song manner while clapping hands on thighs. (Like Lone Ranger)

Baloo’s Archives

Smoke Signals

1st Scout: "Hey George, look over there, smoke signals".

2nd Scout: "Oh yes Mike, what do they say?"

1st Scout: "Help…My…Blanket's…On…Fire…"

Q - What do you call it when a family of rabbits that are lined up in a straight line and take one hop backwards??

A - A receding hare line.


Heart of America Council

When did the Pilgrims first say "God bless America?"
The first time they heard America sneeze!

What's blue and covered with feathers?
A turkey holding its breath!

How do you turn a pumpkin into another vegetable?
Throw it into the air and when it comes down its squash.

Why did they let the turkey join the band?
Because he had the drumsticks

What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?
Plymouth Rock

If April showers bring May flowers what do May flowers bring?   Pilgrims!

How did the Mayflower show that it liked America?
It hugged the shore

Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
The outside

What do you get when you cross a turkey with a centipede?
Lots of drumsticks!

Why did the turkey sit on the tomahawk?
To hatchet.

How can you tell if a buffalo is under your bedroll?
The ceiling of your tent is very close.

Did you know that buffaloes are originally from Italy?
You mean like in the song, “Oh where is the home for the buffaloes – Rome!”

What do you find between the hooves of buffaloes?
Slow buffalo hunters

What do you call a retired tent?
A sleepy teepee.

What do you call it when a bunch of dogs talk together?
A bow wow pow wow.



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