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


Car Safety

Tigers go on lots of trips to do their Go See Its -

Spend some time going over safe travel rules.

Maybe see if the Tigers can develothe list without you showing it to them

Car Passenger Code
Circle 10 Council

This code provides hints on how automobile passengers can helmake each tria safe and pleasant one.

HelYourself By:

  • Always wearing your seat belt
  • Sitting down, so that you won’t be hurt if there is a sudden stop
  • Keeping you hands away from door handles, gear shift, ignition key and the driver

HelThe Driver By:

Sitting down, so that you don’t distract him/her

Looking out for road signs

Keeping the noise down

HelOther Passengers By:

Not teasing younger passengers

Saving all litter until you get home or using litter bags

HelOthers On The Road By:

  • Staying in the car while it is moving (putting your arms or head out the window is dangerous)
  • Not throwing things out the window
  • Getting out of the car on the side away from the traffic

Safe Driving Tips For Families

  • Allow enough time to avoid feeling rushed
  • On long trips, allow for frequent stops
  • Have your car checked before you leave - tires, brakes, lights, turn signals, and windshield wipers – to ensure proper functioning
  • Use your seat belts
  • Be a courteous driver and follow the rules of the road
  • Crafts And Activities

License Listing

  • Make a list of state license plates spotted while on a tri.
  • See if anyone can name the capitals of the states you see.


  • Set usome  BINGO boards.
  • Have players take turns looking for specific signs such as railroad crossing, no parking, vacancy, ice cream, reduce speed, church, etc. to fill their boards.

License Language

  • All players look for a license plate containing three letters.
  • When one is spotted, the player whose turn it is has 60 seconds to make a sentence using three words that begin with those three letters.
  • Each word has to be in proper order.
  • You can have more than three words, but all sentences must make sense.
  • For example BCR-693: Although some have said it. I don’t believe that Babies Can Run.

Race Car Drivers

Materials needed:

  • paper plates for steering wheels
  • chairs
  • material for seat belts (optional)


  • Give each boy a steering wheel made from a paper plate with triangular cutouts.
  • Everyone sits in a “driver’s seat.”
  • Be sure to fasten seat belts!
  • Start the cars, turn on the lights, and take off on a wild ride. 
  • Encourage sound effects of the roaring engines. 
  • Guide the boys through the ride: veer left, make a quick right, stoat the traffic light, watch out for the roadblock, and avoid the oncoming cars.
  • Drive carefully and get home safely!

Northwest Suburban Council
(tune: Mickey Mouse Club)

Come along and sing our song
And join our family
Tigers they're for me
Tiger Cubs Tiger Cubs
Forever let us hold our banners high!

We're the ones that start it all,
We're where the scouts begin
T-I-G (gee we're having fun!)
E-R-S (Scouting is for everyone)
TIGERS, we're the ONE!