Baloo's Bugle

May 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 10
June 2008 Theme

Theme: Go For The Gold
Webelos: Traveler & Handyman
Tiger Cub Activities


Note on Word Searches, Word Games, Mazes and such – In order to make these items fit in the two-column format of Baloo’s Bugle they are shrunk to a width of about 3 inches.  Your Cubs probably need bigger pictures.  You can get these by copying and pasting the picture from the Word version or clipping the picture in the Adobe (.PDF) version and then enlarging to page width.  CD

In the games section, the “What’s In the Bag” and the “Sports Mix Up” can easily be adapted for Gathering Activities.  CD

How Many Medals?
Alice, Golden Empire Council

Challenge families, dens or individual boys to guess how many medals various Olympic athletes have won.

Make a short list of famous Olympic athletes.

Then give the list to Cubs (and families) and have them figure out sports and number of medals.

You may wish to supply the answers in lists of all the sports and the numbers of medals.  They can then select from the list.

Go to: for information

Try using Al Oerter, a personal hero of mine  CD

Olympics Challenge:
Alice, Golden Empire Council

Gather photos from past Olympics (if needed, you can get them online)  Create a matching game and see which boy, den or family can guess the most correct matches of photos to labels – use dates, names or type of event as the label.

Olympic Word Search
Alice, Golden Empire Council

Look for sixteen words related to the Olympic Games hidden in this puzzle.  Names may be found up, down, across or diagonally.

biathlon                   bronze medal                       flame

gold medal                     jump                       relay race

runner                        ice skating                   marathon

silver medal                   skiing                       sledding

stadium                         torch                             track


Jumping Rope
Great Salt Lake Council

Rope skills are fun for everyone while promoting the value of physical activity and teamwork. This is a group version of jumping rope to try.  Two people turn a fairly long, substantial rope, one at each end. The remainder line up and follow each other, in quick succession, to skip, jumping one, two, or three skips and then joining the end of the queue again. A more complicated variation is to use two ropes.  (Dutch Ropes), the turners hold a rope in each hand and turn the ropes alternately. It is quite a feat to skip over the two turning ropes without getting fouled up.

Sports Talk
Grand Teton Council

Match the following terms with the proper sports by writing the number of each term in the blank by the sport it pertains to. Some terms may pertain to more than one sport.

Badminton _____________________________________

Baseball _______________________________________

Basketball _____________________________________

Bowling _______________________________________


Football _______________________________________

Hockey ________________________________________

Soccer _________________________________________

Tennis ________________________________________


1. Ace                       18. Fly pattern         35. Rebound

2. Alley                       19. Forward                36. Ride

3. Backhand                   20. Frame                37. Safety

4. Backward short-leg   21. Free throw           38. Service

5. Bird                         22. Goalie       39. Silly mid-on

6. Blitz                       23. Gutter               40. Slashing

7. Blue line                24. Half nelson              41. Slide

8. Bowler                 25. High sticking            42. Spare

9. Bunt                       26. Marking                43. Split

10. Catcher                 27. Nose guard             44. Strike

11. Corner kick              28. Offside  45. Suicide squeeze

12. Double fault               29. Pin                 46. Tackle

13. Double play              30. Pitch           47. Takedown

14. Dribble                   31. Pop-up           48. Traveling

15. Dunk                 32. Popping crease         49. Volley

16. Escape                      33. Puck                50. Wicket

17. Fall                        34. Racket


Badminton -             2,3,5,34,38,49

Baseball -  9,10,13,30,31,41,45

Basketball -  14,15,19,21,35,48

Bowling -  2,8,20,23,29,42,43,44

Cricket -    4,8,30,32,39, 50

Football -  6,18,27,28,37,46

Hockey -    7,19,22,25,28,33,35,40

Soccer -     11,14,19,22,26,28,30,46,49

Tennis -     1,2,3,12,34,38,49

Wrestling -16,17,24,29,36,47

Utah National Parks Council

The word or words in capital letters can be rearranged to make the name of a sport.

  • This sport IS KING. (One word)
  • MIND BATON in this game. (One word)
  • There's a KEY CHOICE in this team sport. (Two words)
  • WIN GLOB at this sport. (One word)
  • Ride horses through LOOP at this sport.  (One word - the word “horses” in the clue is a hint.)
  • SENT IN from this game. (One word)   
  • SNUG FIR board needed for this sport. (One word)
  • KIT SANG about this sport. (One word)
  • At this sport LOB ALOFT. (One word)
  • LOLL BY VALE to watch this sport. (One word)

Anagrams Answers:

  • skiing,
  • badminton,
  • ice hockey,
  • bowling,
  • polo,
  • tennis,
  • surfing,
  • skating,
  • football,
  • volleyball

Card Match
Grand Teton Council

Have half of the cards with the names of famous athletes and half of the card with the sport for which they are noted. Hand out the cards as the people walk in and have them find the person with the card the matches theirs.

The table is shown with the athlete next to the sport in which he competed.



Mark Spitz


Babe Ruth


Fran Tarkington


Herb Brooks

Hockey Coach-Olympics

Phil Myer

Downhill Skier

Mark Hamill

Ice Skating

Wilt Chamberlain


Muhammad Ali


Jesse Owens


Pete Sampras


Mark Connors


Eric Heiden

Speed Skater


Utah National Parks Council

  • What sport do the L. A. Lakers play?

A. Golf                         B. Soccer

C. Hockey               D. Basketball

  • The Yankees are a baseball team from which city?

A. Omaha                   B. Houston

C. Atlanta                D. New York

  • What is the name for the football team in Dallas, Texas?

A. Cowboys             B. Canadians

C. Avalanche                 D. Kings

  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play ice hockey?

True                                   False

  • What is the name of the basketball team that Michael Jordan played for in Chicago?

A. Sharks                        B. Mets

C. Patriots                      D. Bulls

  • What sport do the Detroit Red Wings play?

A. Bowling                B. Football

C. Hockey                    D. Tennis

  • Allen Iverson used to play for the Philadelphia '76ers.
    What sport am I talking about?

A. Basketball     B. Arena Football

C. Baseball                   D. Soccer

  • True or False, the Miami Dolphins are a football team?

True                                   False

Answers Teams:

1D, 2D, 3A, 4 - false, 5D, 6C, 7A, 8 - true