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



This month discover the Krafty Kids Webring.  Go to

And you can open the doors to many different activities and projects.  There are doors for nature, kitchen, holidays and even one for Scouts that says it has a lot of recycling ideas.

Alice, Golden Empire Council  -
A great site from our friends across the pond.  You can click on origami and Chinese new Year links
Lots of info, including recipes, songs, traditions
Go to China, lots of information, also printouts, crafts, games, info about country and customs – you can click on separate themes within their site, such as the Great Wall -
General information, click on music, games and fun, encyclopedia-which will lead you to other information
A fun way to get a Chinese name, using your own name, birthdate, etc.  great way to start working on creating your own personal signature or “chop”

Go to  for an interactive site that will show you much about Chinese.  If you click on Get a Chinese Name each person can enter their real name, some personal traits, their birth date and then be given a personal Chinese name – great fun! - Alice


You may want to use the first site to build one and
get your instructions on how to use it
from the second site – Alice 
How to make a Chinese abacus using craft sticks, skewers and pony beads
How to make a very low cost abacus using corrugated cardboard, skewers and pony beads – also instruction on how to use it.

Chinese Children’s Songs 
See them written in English and Chinese, and even hear some of them -
Paper lanterns, felt fortune cookie decorations -
Information about Chinese New Years, coloring pages, scrambler puzzles, word searches, recipes, games – including a concentration game based on animals of the Chinese calendar -
Easy children’s recipe for moon cakes, printable games for Chinese New Year, Year of the Rat template
Crafts such as a Chinese banner, Good Luck Goldfish craft, games, planning a Chinese New Years Party


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