Baloo's Bugle

February 2009 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 7
March 2008 Theme

Theme: "When I Grow Up"
Webelos: Athlete and Engineer
Tiger Cub


Sam Houston Area Council

Star Applause. Wiggle your fingers and say “Twinkle, twinkle, twinkle.”

Great Going Cheer.

Divide the group in half.
One side says “Great!” and
The other side says “Going!”
whenever the Cubmaster points at them.

Catalina Council

Bravo Cheer

That deserves a Bravo!

We’ll do this in a circle. (Have one end of the circle start with the ‘BRR’ sound and proceeds to point around the circle while they do the ‘AVOOOO’ sound.

The sound level should rise as more of the circle comes in.)

Fireman Yell Water, water, water. More, more, more.

Fisherman Applause
The fish I missed was this long (hands far apart)
No this long (Hands closer),
Well, maybe this long (Hands even closer).

Great Salt Lake Council

Photographer Cheer - Say, “Zoom in, Zoom out, click, click, click, Oh no, out of film”.

Conductor Cheer - Act like the conductor but have all sing, “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow!”

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Or I Can Be…. 

This applause can be used throughout the meeting. 

Divide audience into three groups and each group is told to choose several occupations. 

Then as leader points to each group, they shout 
“I Can Be a ……” 

Next group says        “Or I can Be a….. 

As leader points to third group, they say
“Or I can be a…….” 

Then all three groups say together “When I Grow Up!” 

Use the cheer several times during the meeting, with each group told to use a different occupation each time.

Space Shuttle Dinner Applause:

Make the motion of cutting the end off a plastic pouch,

Then squeeze food into your mouth. 

End with rubbing your tummy and saying "Yum Yum"

Oregon Trail Council

Drummer’s Cheer - Beat an imaginary drum (your knees), say “rat, tat, tat” two times, then hit the cymbal (your tummy) and say, “Tssssh!”

Scientist’s Cheer - Put hand out as if holding a test tube and say, “Look what I discovered!”

Astronaut’s Cheer - “Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one—blast off!”

Woodchopper’s Cheer  Make tree-chopping motions and say, “Timber!”


Job Search

Baloo Archives

My first job was working in an orange juice factory,
but I got canned because I couldn't concentrate.

Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack,
but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.

After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it.  Mainly because it was a so-so job.

Next I tried working in a muffler factory
but that was exhausting.

I wanted to be a barber, but I just couldn't cut it.

Then I tried to be a chef--figured it would add a little spice to my life but I just didn't have the thyme.

Finally, I attempted to be a deli worker,
but any way I sliced it, I couldn't cut the mustard.

My best job was being a musician,
but eventually I found I wasn't noteworthy.

I studied a long time to become a doctor,
but I didn't have any patients.

Next was a job in a shoe factory;
I tried but I just didn't fit in.

I became a professional fisherman,
but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income.

Thought about becoming a witch,
so I tried that for a spell.

I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company,
but the work was just too draining.

I got a job at a zoo feeding giraffes but I was fired because I wasn't up to it.

So then I got a job in a gymnasium (work-out-center),
but they said I wasn't fit for the job.

Next, I found being an electrician interesting,
but the work was shocking.

After many years of trying to find steady work I finally got a job as a historian
until I realized there was no future in it.

My last job was working at Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind.

You have any ideas for a job? Maybe you have something that Works, .because I don't.


“Things to Think About” Run-Ons:
Alice, Golden Empire Council

We could learn a lot from crayons:  some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all live very nicely in the same box.

How long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you are on.

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the Sun every year!

Birthdays are good for you –
the more you have, the longer you live.

A really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery when stuck on a detour.

Catalina Council

Cub 1: It’s great to back from vacation. It rained the whole time.

Cub 2: It couldn’t have been that bad. You got a great tan.

Cub 1: This isn’t a tan – it’s rust.

Catalina Council

Cub 1: What’s the date today?

Cub 2: (Holding a newspaper) I don’t know.

Cub 1: Look in your newspaper.

Cub 2: That’s no use. This is yesterday’s paper!

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Cub #1:  Who spends the most time in the bathroom?
Cub #2:  That’s easy – a plumber!

Cub #1:  What do you get when you cross a Fed-Ex and a
               UPS Driver?
Cub #2:  Fed UP!!

Cub #1:  What did the limestone say to the geologist?
Cub #2:  Don’t take me for GRANITE!

Cub #1:  Why did Humpty Dumpty go to the psychiatrist?
Cub #2:  Because he thought he was cracking up!

Cub #1:  What time is it when you have to go to the
Cub #2:   Tooth-Hurty!

Cub #1:  Why do astronauts go to the doctor before going
               into outer space?
Cub #2:  To get their BOOSTER shots!

Cub #1:  How do astronauts serve dinner in outer space?
Cub #2:  On flying saucers!

Cub #1:   How fast does light travel?
Cub #2:  I’m not sure, but it gets here way too early in the

Cub #1:  What do you call a magician in Space? 
Cub #2:  A flying sorcerer!

Great Salt Lake Council

Cub #1 - I can climb anything.

Cub #2 - (throwing a flashlight beam upwards), “Well, climb that!”

Cub #1 - “Well, I could, but it would be just like you to turn it off when I was 25 feet up, then where would I be!”

A Poem

Cub Scout walks on stage, faces audience, in a dignified voice says, “Poem by Henry Gibson, “Ecology”, “ I shot an arrow into the air---- It stuck!”

Sam Houston Area Council

Cub #1:     What’s the best way to pass a test in music class?

Cub #2:     Study your NOTES!

Cub #1:     What does an astronaut carry his sandwich in?

Cub #2:     His LAUNCH box!

Cub #1: Ask me if I’m going to be a doctor.

Cub #2: OK – are you going to be a doctor when you
grow up?

Cub #1: Yes.  Now ask me if I’m going to be a professor.

Cub #2: Are you going to be a professor when you
grow up?

Cub #1: No, silly, I already told you I was going to be
a doctor.

Who’s there?
Census who?
Census the weekend, we don’t have any homework!

Who’s there?
Dimploma who?
Diploma is coming to fix the sink.

Who’s there?
Juno who?
Juno what you want to be when you grow up?
Catalina Council

What do you want to be when you grow up?           Taller

How do you measure poison ivy?                     By itches.

What is the one thing everybody in the world is doing at the same time?          Growing older.

Why does history keep repeating itself?
                    Because we weren’t listening the first time !

What does Frosty the Snowman eat for breakfast?

What do you get when you cross a telephone with a very big football player?     A wide receiver!

Why couldn’t the Teddy Bear eat? Because he was stuffed!