Baloo's Bugle

July 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 12
August 2008 Theme

Webelos: Forester & Naturalist
Tiger Cub


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


Utah National Parks

Draw a square made up of dots like this one on your piece of paper.


Now, without lifting the pencil from the page,

draw no more than four straight lines that will cross through all nine dots.

The answer you will usually find in books is shown here:


Marshmallow Gun Competition

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Have a Marshmallow gun competition between parents and boys. See GAMES or WEB SITES for more details.

Capture the Moon

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Play Capture the Moon – boys against parents or den against den – if you meet for a Night of Summer Fun (Directions under GAMES)


Summer Word Search

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Look for the “Summer” words below in the puzzle.  Words may be straight up and down, diagonal or backwards.

Sunshine       Solstice         Watermelon

Swimming      Humidity        Fishing

Picnic  Beach  Vacation

Temperature  Hiking  Barbeque

Make a Sub Competition

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Having a Pack Picnic??

Order 6 foot long rolls like those used to make Sub sandwiches. 

As people arrive, form teams (dens, families, random groups) with each team having a roll on a table.

 Teams have a specified time (15 minutes) to make an edible creation, using toothpicks, skewers, olives, sliced meats and cheeses, lettuce, condiments, carrot sticks, etc. provided.

Also have a knife available for each team, to be used by an adult only.

(For example, an alligator, with teeth cut in the front end, propping the mouth open with skewers, eyes of olives, scales of meat cut in triangles) After judging and taking pictures of each group with their creation, cut up the sandwiches so everyone can dig in! Add drinks, chips and some watermelon for a great feed!

Sidewalk Art Contest

Alice, Golden Empire Council

. Supply plenty of sidewalk chalk and each family, den or individual can have a section of sidewalk to design. You can choose a theme or just let the imagination reign – when time is up, everyone gets to go around and admire the creativity! You could also have “judges” and award each artist or artist group a special award, such as “best use of blue, best use of theme, etc.” Have someone take a photo of each artist or group with their creation. If it’s a hot day, finish up by hosing down the art and restoring the sidewalk or cement to its original condition.


Utah National Parks

The object of the game is to gather as many items as you can from other people in the room.

Each person can only give you one item

All items must fit inside the 35 mm film can.

Have the people sign after they give you item so that you know to whom to give it back when the game is done.

1)         Paper clip___________________________

2)         Bobbi pin___________________________

3)         Penny______________________________

4)         A Different Coin_____________________

5)         Button_____________________________

6)         Safety Pin__________________________

7)         Battery_____________________________

8)         Patch______________________________

9)         Piece of String_______________________

10)      Thumb Tack_________________________

11)      Key________________________________

12)      Match______________________________

13)      Nail Clipper__________________________

14)      Piece of Paper_______________________

15)      Picture_____________________________


Utah National Parks

Cut outdoor, beach or park pictures from magazine illustrations, advertising pictures, postcards, etc. into a number of pieces.

Pass these out as people arrive and ask everyone to complete their puzzle, thereby forming discussion groups.


Utah National Parks

Provide cards on which have been written one word of common pairs such as “Jack” and “Jill,” “ham” and “egg,” etc. Have as many cards as needed.

Ask every one to match up his card and introduce himself to the person holding the mate to his card.

Some other combinations are:

Bat and ball,   socks and shoes, slide and swing

swim shorts and towel,                                    cats and dogs

day and night, picnic and ants, sun and moon

bees and honey, sticks and rocks, matches and fire

tent and sleeping bag   mosquitoes and bug spray

spoon and fork, plates and cups, salt and pepper

hot and cold,                          clean and dirty

skunks and raccoons    wolves and bears, etc.




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