Baloo's Bugle

August 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 1
September 2008 Theme

Theme: New Buddies
Webelos: Citizen and Communicator
Tiger Cub
Achievement 1


Note on Word Searches, Word Games, Mazes and such In order to make these items fit in the two column format of Baloos 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


Sam Houston Area Council

Two players sit back to back with legs stretched out in front of them. They must try to stand up without using their arms. The Cub Scouts will see that they can only stand up if they work together.

Our Town Display

Grand Teton Council

Put up on display using foam core or poster board displaying things unique to your area or state.

A city map

Tape recording of your state song

City/County, State Flag

Local Postcards

Pictures of famous people from your area

Display pictures of state bird, state tree, and state flower Do a timeline showing events that have happened in your town.

Name Bingo

Southern NJ Council

  Each Boy has a sheet of paper marked off in a grid (either 5 by 5 or 6 by 6 ) 

  The boys (and parents (Your choice)) go around to other guests and ask them to sign a square.

  At a designated time, everyone stops and puts their own name on a piece of paper and puts that paper in a "hat".

  The leader pulls names out of the hat and calls them out.

  If a guest has that name on their paper, they put an X on that square. 

  The object is to get a straight line,  horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Who Am I?

Southern NJ Council

  Using the month's theme, New Buddies, or some other idea, come up with about 20 related items associated with it.  For example if you chose PARTY, the following would work: horn, party hat, favor, balloon, candy, cake, punch, ice cream, music, games, invitations, presents, fireworks, napkins, plates, cups, forks, piata. 

  Write each item on a slip of paper

  As the Scouts (and parents (Your choice)) arrive, tape a slip with an item on their back (they aren't supposed to see their item). 

  The object of this activity is for each boy to ask yes or no answer questions to determine what they are.

  You may want to set a limit on how many questions a boy can ask another person before he has top ask someone lese.  A good limit is one (1) but 2 or 3 work also.


Clothespin Mixer

Southern NJ Council

Equipment: Clip-on clothespins - 3 or 4 for each person

Give everyone 3 or 4 clothespins.  Tell them that the object of the game is to get rid of their clothespins without having anyone else pin THEIR clothespins on them.  With everybody trying to get rid of his or her clothespins at the same time, as fast as possible, this is a rowdy and fun way to start a meeting.

Guess Who

Southern NJ Council

This is a good gathering time game for parents to play with their children.  It's a good learning game and they may know some of the answers that you don't know.

1)         Who is The Friendly Ghost?

2)         Who was Luke Skywalker's father?

3)         Who was the first voice of Mickey Mouse.

4)         Who is Miss Piggy in love with?

5)         What animal was the most popular performer of 1926?

6)         Who is the only person to have won Oscars for the best actress and best song?

7)         Who was known as 'The Greatest Showman on Earth?'

8)         Who was second in command on the Starship Enterprise?

9)         What actress made a million by the age of 10?

10)      Who was the first non-human to win an Oscar?

11)      What is Mickey Mouse's dog's name?

12)      Which witch is flattened by a house in "The Wizard of Oz?"

13)      What was the name of Roy Rogers' dog?

14)      Who was the voice of Bugs Bunny, Sylvester and Tweety Pie?

15)      What were Alvin, Simon and Theodore?

16)      What's the name of Warner Brothers' romantic skunk?

17)      Who lives at 39 Stone Canyon Way?


1. Casper,                      2. Darth Vader,          3. Walt Disney

4. Kermit the Frog         5. Rin Tin Tin    6. Barbra Streisand

7. P.T. Barnum              8. Mr. Spock,       9. Shirley Temple

10. Mickey Mouse            11. Pluto                                          

12. The Wicked Witch Of The East,                       13. Bullet

14. Mel Blanc              15. Chipmunks       16. Pepe Le Pew

17. The Flintstones

Whos Who in Cub Scouting

Southern NJ Council

Pass out this list and have people mingle to obtain signatures.  See who can complete the entire board.  Have a prize.  If using this at a sign up night, have equal numbers of Scout and non-Scout items on the list.

1.       Served as a Cub leader in the past:


2.     Is a Bobcat now:


3.     Was a Cub Scout as a boy:


4.     Is a Denner now:


5.     Earned the Arrow of Light as boy:


6.     Is a Cub Scout Leader now:


7.     Had a boy in the pack in the past:


8.     Is a Webelos now:


9.     Held the rank of Lion as a boy:


10. Is a Den Chief:


Famous Scouts

York Adams Council

BOLD Font and * Indicates the Scout was an Eagle Scout

1. Neil Armstrong*

A. President of the US

2. Bill Bradley*

B. Actor

3. James Brady*

C. Olympic gold medal swimmer

4. William C. DeVries, M.D.*

D. Olympic gold medal decathlon

5. Gerald Ford*

E. Journalist, TV commentator

6. James Lovell*

F. Baseball superstar

7. J. Willard Marriott, Jr.*

G. Film director/producer

8. Ellison Onizuka

H. Rock music legend

9. H. Ross Perot*

I. Self made billionaire & Presidential Candidate

10. Steven Spielberg*

J. 36th President of the United States & First Eagle Scout in the White House

11. Henry "Hank" Aaron

K. Astronaut & First man on the Moon

12. Bill Clinton

L. Baseball superstar

13. Walter Cronkite

M. Sportscaster & former NFL star

14. Harrison Ford

N. Former Press Secretary to President Reagan

15. Bill Gates

O. Challenger astronaut

16. Bruce Jenner

P. Founder of Microsoft Corp.

17. Jim Morrison

Q. Pro Basketball player & U.S. Senator from New Jersey

18. Merlin Olson

R. President, Marriott corp.

19. John Ritter

S. Transplanted first artificial heart

20. Nolan Ryan

T. Astronaut

21. Mark Spitz


22. Joe Theisman


23. Paul Winfield



1-K;         2-Q             3-N             4-S              5-J              6-T

7-R          8-O              9-I             10-G         11-L/F         12-A

13-E       14-B           15-P           16-D           17-H          18-M

19-B     20-L/F         21-C          22-M           23-B



Heart of America Council

Ideas -

         You can put these all on a sheet of paper for unscrambling and have everyone work alone or in pairs.

         You can give those coming into your meeting each a scrambled word, and you put the unscrambled word on someone else's back.  They will then need to find the person who has the unscrambled word on their back to match their scrambled word.

         You can give out one word at a time to a Cub and when he solves it, give him another.  See who gets the most before the meeting starts.

1.       SETCUMBRA                                   (Cubmaster)

2.       END                                                                 (Den)

3.       KCPA                                                             (Pack)

4.       LEAKA                                                        (Akela)

5.       FOWL                                                            (Wolf)

6.       ERBCBU                                                  (Cubber)

7.       TOBBAC                                                  (Bobcat)

8.       HENFIDEC                                         (Den Chief)

9.       YOCBOUST                                       (Boy Scout)

10.    ERLDEANED                                   (Den Leader)

11.    RAWAD                                                     (Award)

12.    NEOLDODED                                  (Den Doodle)

13.    REKIFENCHEC                             (Neckerchief)

14.    SLOBEEW                                              (Webelos)

15.    NEDREN                                                   (Denner)

16.    ABER                                                             (Bear)

17.    METHE                                                     (Theme)



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