Baloo's Bugle

January 2009 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 6
February 2008 Theme

Theme: American ABC's
Webelos: Scholar and Engineer
Tiger Cub



State Slogan Cheers

Jim Jones, Great Salt Lake Council

P   Print the State Slogan on the back of large outlines of the States. 

P   When a cheer is called for, have someone pick a state and lead the audience in the cheer on the back.
See List in Theme Ideas

Sam Houston Area Council

The ABC Cheer. Divide the group into three smaller groups. Assign to each group either “America,” “Beautiful,” or “Country.” Point to different groups and have them yell out the word. Vary your speed.

Baltimore Area Council

Fourth of July Cheer: Stand up straight and shout "The rockets red glare!"

Firecracker Cheer: Strike a match on the leg, light the firecracker, make noise like fuse "sssss", then yell loudly "BANG!!"

Catalina Council

Statue of Liberty Stand and raise imaginary torch and say,
“Welcome to America!”

Mount Rushmore: Chant in unison
Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt

Spell America three times, then yell “Cub Scouts” twice, then yell USA – like so -
A-M-E-R-I-C-A, A-M-E-R-I-C-A, A-M-E-R-I-C-A; Cub Scouts, Cub Scouts, USA

Abe Lincoln Cheer
That was great! (short pause) HONEST!

Constitution Cheer
We the people, APPROVE!



Great Salt Lake Council

It is announced that a member of the pack has memorized Washington’s Farewell Address and is about to do a dramatic portrayal of it. A boy emerges dressed as Washington and delivers his farewell address:

Washington:        Bye, Mom!” (He exits the stage.)


Catalina Council

Cub 1:    Why aren’t you doing very well in history?

Cub 2:    Because the teacher keeps asking about things that happened before I was born!

Cub 1:    Do you know the 20th President of the US?

Cub 2:    No, we were never introduced !

Cub 1:    Abraham Lincoln had a very hard childhood, he had to walk 7 miles to school everyday.

Cub 2:    Well he should have got up earlier and caught the school bus like everyone else !

Cub 1:    What did they do at the Boston Tea Party ?

Cub 2:    I don’t know, I wasn’t invited!

Cub 1:    How did you do in your tests ?

Cub 2:    I did what George Washington did !

Cub 1:    What was that ?

Cub 2:    Went down in history !

Cub 1:    Which amendment gives you the right to pull up your sleeves?

Cub 2:    I don’t know.

Cub 1:    The Second Amendment – the right to bare arms.

Cub 1:    What did Paul Revere say when he got on his horse?

Cub 2:    Giddy up horsey !

Great Salt Lake Council

Cub #1       What three states have the most cows?

Cub #2       I don’t know. Which ones?

Cub #1       Cow-lorado, Moo-ssouri, and Cow-lifornia.

Cub #1       What did they do at the Boston Tea Party?

Cub #2       I don’t know, I wasn’t invited.

Baltimore Area Council

Two boys enter carrying another boy from a pole.
The emcee asks what they are doing.
The man hanging from the pole replies. "I'm just hanging around."
The two men supporting the pole respond by (gently) "dropping the subject" on the ground.

What is the difference between a Cub Scout going to the second floor of the Empire State Building and a Cub Scout looking up the stairs the Empire State Building?
                                                One is stepping upstairs and
                                                 the other is staring up steps.

Only in America

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Only in America......
can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

Only in America......
do people order double cheese burgers, large fries, and a DIET Coke.

Only in America......
do banks leave both doors to the vault open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Only in America......
do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

Only in America......
do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.

Only in America......
do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

Only in America......
do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.


Sam Houston Area Council

Cub #1:    What starts with T, is filled with T, and
ends with T?

Cub #2:    A teapot!

Cub #1:    Do you know what’s at the end of the road?

Cub #2:    The letter D!

Cub #1:    What is a lion’s favorite state?

Cub #2:    Maine!

Cub #1:    What is an artist’s favorite state?

Cub #2:    COLOR-ado!

Cub #1:    What body of water do you find between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans?

Cub #2:    Tennes- SEA!

Mayflower Run On

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Cub #1       My aunt is always late.

Cub #2       Why is that?

Cub #1       I guess it’s because of her ancestors. 

Cub #2       What do her ancestors have to do with her being late?

Cub #1       My dad says her ancestors arrived in America on the JUNE Flower!

Always Safe? Run On

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Cub #1:     Why is an American astronaut like a football player?

Cub #2:     I don’t know.  Why IS an American astronaut like a football player?

Cub #1:     They both like to make safe touch-downs.

Catalina Council

What did Delaware?                      She wore her New Jersey.

What did Idaho?                              She hoed her Maryland.

What did Tennessee?                      She saw what Arkansas.

Which is the friendliest state?                                       O-hi-o.

What do people from Minneapolis call a small soda?
                                                                         A mini-soda.

Where do cow go on vacation?                             Moo York.

Who should you call when you find Chicago, Ill?
                                                                    Baltimore, MD.

Can you name the capital of every state in the union in less than fifteen seconds?             Yes, Washington, D.C.

Which ex-U.S. presidents are not buried in the US?
                                                 Carter, Bush, and Clinton.

Knock, knock

Who’s there?

Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln who?

Don’t you know who he is?

Knock, knock

Who’s there?

George Washington.

George Washington who?

You really don’t know much, do you?


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