Baloo's Bugle

February Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 7
March 2008 Theme

Theme: Litter to Glitter
Webelos: Engineer & Athlete
Tiger Cub Activities


Dirt Cake
Baloo's Archives


  • 1 ¼ # pkg Oreos
  • 1/2 stick margarine
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3.5 cups milk
  • 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding
  • 12 oz. Cool Whip


  • Crush Oreos until fine.
  • Cream margarine, cream cheese and powdered sugar together.
  • Mix milk and pudding and combine with margarine mixture.
  • Mix well, then add Cool Whip.
  • Using a large rectangular cake pan, alternate layers of Oreo crumbs and pudding mixture in the containers. 
  • Arrange top layer to look like a path. 
  • Add various gummy and other candies to look like litter along the path

Quicky Dirt Pudding
Great Salt Lake Council


  • Chocolate pudding snack packs (enough for each boy)
  • Large plastic cups (enough for each boy)
  • Chocolate cookie crumbs (Oreos work well)
  • Gummy worms (about 3 or 4 per boy)


  • Scoop the pudding out of the pack and
  • Place it into the plastic cup.
  • Add cookie crumbs and gummy worms.
  • Mix together and enjoy.

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
Great Salt Lake Council


  • 1 stick butter, softened but not runny
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350° – Yields about 3 dozen
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add egg and beat until fluffy.
  • Add sour cream and vanilla.
  • Blend well
  • Mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Gradually add to creamed mixture. (May need to add a little more flour).
  • On floured board or counter, roll out to 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut out into desired shapes.
  • Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 5 – 7 minutes or until done (shine in gone and edges of cookies are beginning to brown lightly).
  • Cool and let the boy have fun decorating.

Sam Houston Area Council


  • Mix a batch of crispy rice treats (visit  if you need a recipe).
  • Rather than placing the batch of treats in a 9”x 13” pan to cool, put the batch of treats in a round pizza pan.
  • Once the treats have cooled, use green and blue frosting to color the earth (continents and oceans) on the round crispy treat.

Sam Houston Area Council


  • 2 cups of cold milk
  • 1 package (4 serving size) instant pudding (chocolate flavor)
  • 3 ½ cups (8 ounce container) whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (16 ounces) chocolate sandwich cookies. Crush them into tiny pieces in a plastic bag.
  • 10 cups
  • Gummy worms or insects


  • Mix milk and pudding in a bowl with a wire whisk until blended.
  • Stir in whipped topping.
  • Add half of the crushed cookies.
  • Divide pudding mixture between the cups.
  • Sprinkle remaining cookies on top of the pudding in each cup.
  • Add gummy worms.

Sam Houston Area Council


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • Litter to Glitter Page 18
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring


  • Lay out sheets of waxed paper on table or counter.
  • Mix the sugar and the cocoa together in a bowl.
  • Stir in the milk.
  • Put the mixture in a pot, add the butter, and put it on the stove to cook. It needs to come to a full boil and cook for two minutes.
  • Keep stirring the mixture the whole time so that it won't burn.
  • Take the mixture off of the stove and add to the bowl of sugar and cocoa.
  • Dip, by spoonfuls, on to waxed paper and cool.

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