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








Sam Houston Area Council
1 cup of friendly words
1 headful of understanding
4 heaping teaspoons of kindness
1 cup of courteous manners
A dash of laughter
  Mix well.
  Cook but keep temperature low, do not boil. 
  Serve to everyone you meet

Sam Houston Area Council


2 cans pie filling (any flavor)

1 box yellow cake mix

1 cup walnuts

1 cup butter

Whipped topping


  Spread pie filling in 9x 13 pan.

  Sprinkle cake mix over pie filling.

  Top with nuts.

  Melt butter and drizzle over top.

  Bake at 350 for 30 - 45 minutes.

  Top with whipped cream.


Sam Houston Area Council


1 package crescent rolls,

Pizza sauce,




  Cut up the pepperoni and cheese.

  Spoon a spoonful of pizza sauce on one crescent roll.

  Put some pepperoni and cheese in the center and fold over and smash edges together with a fork.

  Cook at 375 for 15 - 18 minutes

  You can also use the same idea for peanut butter and jelly, pie filling etc.


Sam Houston Area Council


1 package pita bread,

Any meat and cheese,

Lettuce, pickles, salad dressing, mustard, tomatoes...

or tuna fish, or peanut butter, etc.


  Cut pita bread in half,

  Open up and make your sandwich the way you like.


Insect Themed Food

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Slice stalks of celery, and spread peanut butter in the groove.

Sprinkle with black raisins.


1) aphids-on-a-log (sunflower seeds),

2) gnats-on-a-log (currents).



         1 cup corn syrup

         1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

         1 cup peanut butter

         1 1/4 cup powdered milk


Combine ingredients,

Then roll into 1-2" balls,

Then roll the balls in powdered sugar to keep them from sticking together.


         Fly-in-the-batter cookies: Make chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies, adding raisins (flies) or chocolate sprinkles (gnats).

         Fly-in-the-batter pudding: Vanilla pudding with raisins.

         Cow Pies: Chocolate pudding with slivered almonds or coconut sprinkles (maggots). Place a few plastic fly adults on top.


1.       Use a Bundt cake & filling recipe or box, but bake in cupcake tins (greased-do not use cupcake papers).

2.       When cool, dip or cover with a thin layer of frosting, and

3.       Then roll in or sprinkle coconut on top.

4.       Soften (but don't melt!) caramel candies,

5.       Coat with melted chocolate and/or roll in nuts/sprinkles/coconut.



         1 3-oz. pkg. flavored gelatin

         1/2 cup warm water

         1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows


  Grease an 8-9" square pan VERY LIGHTLY.

  Mix boxed gelatin (any flavor) with warm water in a 1 1/2 quart size bowl and microwave 1 1/2 minutes.

  Stir to dissolve completely.

  Add marshmallows, microwave 1 minute more or until marshmallows are puffed and almost melted.

  SLOWLY stir mixture until marshmallows are melted.

  Allow creamy layer to float to the top-don't mix it all together.

  Pour mixture into pan.

  Refrigerate until set (about 1 hr.).

  Loosen edges with a knife.

  Roll up tightly like a jelly roll, then (with seam-side down) cut into 1/2" slices with a sharp knife.

  Serve immediately or refrigerate.



         1 boxed cake mix

         Black Frosting

         1 box green gelatin

         8 black licorice sticks

         8 gumdrops, M & M's or other round candy for eyes


  Prepare any boxed cake mix.

  Bake it in 2 metal bowls, 1 bigger than the other.

  Once unmolded, cut the bigger one (the "body") in half, horizontally.

  CAREFULLY scoop out an adequate cavity in each half.

  FILL with well-whipped set green Jell-O, and reattach the halves.

  Frost both cakes black, arrange on serving platter.

  Use licorice sticks as legs.

  Use 2 BIG green gumdrops and 6 little ones as eyes.

  When the cake is cut into, it spurts green goop, just like a real spider when stepped on.


1.       Add a red hourglass to the back for a Black Widow.

2.       Substitute pistachio pudding instead of green Jell-O.

3.       Black cake frosting: add blue food coloring to chocolate frosting or purchase black food coloring from a specialty store.


Mix a yellow drink (citrus pop or lemonade) with a blue one (kool-aid).

You'll end up with a radioactive shade of green.



Stick two Oreo cookies together with chocolate frosting. Make 8 curved legs by breaking bow-tied pretzels, and attach them around the middle of the spider by sticking them into the chocolate frosting. Use M & M's for eyes on the front, 'glued' with frosting.

As a variation, use sandwich crackers, instead of sandwich cookies, stuck together with peanut butter.



Use pretzels as butterfly wing frames, and stick them together with softened caramel candy or peanut butter. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.



         1 20-oz. pkg. chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed

         1/2 stick margarine

         1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese

         1 cup powdered sugar

         3-1/2 c. milk

         2 pkg. instant chocolate pudding

         1 12-oz. tub whipped topping

         1/4 c. mini marshmallows (for "beetle grubs")

         1 plastic flower pot

         1 plastic flower

         plastic ants/beetles

         gummy worms


  Cream margarine, sugar, cream cheese.

  In another bowl mix milk and pudding.

  Let sit until thick.

  Stir in cool whip, mix with cream cheese mixture.

  Make sure pot holes are plugged.

  Put 1/3 of cookie crumbs in bottom of pot.

  Add 1/2 of cream cheese mixture.

  Repeat cookie crumbs and cream cheese mixture, add in some gummy worms and the mini marshmallows.

  Add extra crumbs on top (to look like dirt).

  Refrigerate over night.

  Add flower(s), plastic bugs, and the rest of the gummy worms on top.

  Use a trowel to serve.





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