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Baloo's Bugle

March 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 8
April 2006 Theme

Theme: Our Feathered Friends
Webelos: Sportsman and Family Member
Tiger Cub


Heart of America Council

Cock of the  Walk:  Make the sound of a rooster (cock-a-doodle-doo) while strutting in place like a chicken.

Rooster:      Placing your thumbs in your armpits, wave the arms up and down while crowing.

Clean Air:   Take a big whiff of air and exhale and go AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Road Runner:   Beep-Beep-Zoom.

Canary (2000 lb): Put hands on opposite shoulders, while opening and closing elbows, say, “Here, kitty , kitty .”

Eagle:   Lock thumbs together and flutter fingers like wings and go  “ Cree, Cree.”

Sam Houston Area Council

Mighty Duck Cheer  - flap arms and quack

Flamingo Cheer - Stand on one leg … then clap hands with stiff arms

Don’t confuse this with the following -

Flamenco Cheer - Stand on one leg…one arm up, and the other down…snap fingers and yell ole!


Sam Houston Area Council

Customer:   I'd like to buy some bird seed.
Clerk:         How many birds do you have?
Customer:   None! I want to grow some!


Heart of America Council

Bird Dog

Two guy walk on stage talking . One has his "DOG" (another boy) on a leash.

Dog Owner - "Yes, sir. This is the best bird dog I've ever owned': Quail, pheasant; wood ducks, grouse - he'll point to anything that flies,"

Other man  - Agrees, Oh, really?

Dog Owner: Really, you probably won't believe this, but last November he even marked the shopping bag with our Thanksgiving turkey.

Other man -  Oh, you don't mean it!

Third guy walks on from opposite side of stage with grocery bag and is virtually knocked off his feet by the dog.

Both men apologize to third man

Dog Owner - What’s in the bag?  Any birds?

Third Man - No birds of any kind. 

Dog Owner - The dog must be slipping.  Sorry again, Mr. I am sorry, what is your name?

Third Man - White, Bob White is the name

Talent Show

Cub #1:   And how about you Jim? What are you doing in the Pack Talent show?

Cub #2:   Bird imitations.

Cub #1    Are you going to sing or warble?

Cub #2:   No, eat worms.

Pet Show

Cub #1:   I’m going to bring my bird to the pet show.

Cub #2:   What kind of bird is it?

Cub #1:   A keet.

Cub #2:   Don’t you mean parakeet.

Cub #1:   No, I only have one.



Bird In A  Cage
Heart of America Council


  • 1 – 4 by 6 card
  • 1 - pencil


  • Fold the 4 x 6 inch index card in half lengthwise. 
  • On one half draw a picture of a bird. cage
  • On the other half draw a picture of a bird (as shown)
  • Then fold the card over a pencil and tape it in place:
  • To get the bird into the cage take the pencil between your palms and roll it quickly back and forth.


Betcha Can’t:
Sam Houston Area Council

Tell the boys to place their right hand where their left hand can’t touch it.  (Someplace like their left elbow would work)

Heart of America Council

How do you know when a bird is a criminal?  
            When it’s a robin.

What remains down, even when it flies up in the air?  
            A feather.


Bird Jokes
Sam Houston Area Council

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: To get to the other side!

Q: Why did the dog cross the road?
A: To chase the chicken!

Q: Why did the dinosaur cross the road?
A: It was the chicken's day off!

Q: What do you get if you cross a chicken with a cement mixer?
A: A brick layer!

Q: If a rooster lays an egg on the middle of a slanted roof, on which side will it fall?
A: Neither side.  Roosters don't lay eggs!

Q: What did the sick chicken say?
A: "I have the people-pox!"

Q: Who tells the best chicken jokes?
A: Comedi-HENS!

Q: What figure is like a lost parrot?
A: A polygon!

Q: What do you get when you cross a parrot and a shark?
A: A bird that talks your ear off!

Q: Why was the chicken afraid of the chicken?
A: Because he was chicken!

Q: Why do hummingbirds hum?
A: Because they forgot the words!

Q: What do you get if you cross a canary and a 50-foot long snake?
A: A sing-a-long!

Q: Where does a 500-pound canary sit?
A: Anywhere it wants!

Q: How do you get down off of an elephant?
A: You don't, you get down off a goose!

Q: How does a chicken mail a letter to her friend?
A: In a HEN-velope!

Q: What does a duck like to eat with soup?
A: Quackers!

Q: Why did the owl say, "Tweet, tweet."?
A: Because he didn't give a hoot!

Q: What books did the owl like?
A: Hoot-dunits!

Q: What is a chick after it's 6 days old?
A: Seven days old!

Q: Why does a flamingo stand on one leg?
A: Because if he lifted that leg off the ground he would fall down!

Q: Where does a peacock go when it loses its tail?
A: A re-tail store!

Q: What's yellow, weighs 1,000 pounds, and sings?
A: Two 500 pound canaries!

Q: Which side of a parrot has the prettiest feathers?
A: The outside!

Q: What do you give a sick bird?
A: You give it medical tweetment!

Q: Why do birds fly south for the winter?
A: Because it's too far to walk!

Q: Why do seagulls live near the sea?
A: Because if they lived near the bay, they would be called bagels (bay gulls)!

Q: What did the duck say after he went shopping?
A: "Put it on my bill!"

Q: Which animal grows down?
A: A goose!

Q: Did you hear the story about the peacock?
A: No, but I heard it's a beautiful tale (tail)!

Q: What kind of bird can carry the most weight?
A: A crane!

Q: What's noisier than a whooping crane?
A: A trumpeter swan!

Q: Why do hens lay eggs?
A: If they dropped them, they'd break!

Q: What bird is with you at every meal?
A: A swallow!

Q: What's smarter than a talking parrot?
A: A spelling bee!

Q: How do chickens bake a cake?
A: From scratch!

Q: What do you call a crate of ducks?
A: A box of quackers!

Q: What key won't open any door?
A: A turkey!

Q: What do you get if you cross a chicken with a cow?
A: Roost beef!

Q: What bird is always sad?
A: A blue jay!

Q: When your pet bird sees you sitting there reading the newspaper, do think that he’s wondering why you’re staring at carpeting?

Q: Did you know that there is only one bird that can fly backwards?  The Hummingbird.

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