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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


Elective 25 Snack time

Edible Birds Nest Ingredients:
Chow mein noodles, chocolate chips or brick chocolate, Jelly beans, candy coated chocolate eggs, marshmallow chicks, peanut butter, wax paper, paper plates

Place wax paper onto to plates.  Melt chocolate until it’s just melted.  Pour melted chocolate over chow mein noodles in a large bowl, mix together to coat the noodles with chocolate.

Place a handful of the mixture onto the plates (on top of waxed paper).  Once the mixture cools a bit, form them into nests. Don't wait too long to form the nests or it will harden!  Use peanut butter to "glue" down jelly beans and other candies inside the nest.

Elective 32 – Feed the birds

Elective 43 – Pet care (bird pet)

Pine Cone Bird Feeder
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, Verdugo Hills Councils


  • Pine cone
  • Paper plate
  • Butter knife
  • Peanut butter
  • Birdseed
  • Ribbon or yarn
  • Scissors


  • Cut a long length of yarn or ribbon to hang the bird feeder.
  • Tie the ribbon in a knot around the pine cone near the top (about 3 sections down).
  • Tie a knot in the end of the ribbon.
  • Use the knife to get a large clump of peanut butter on the paper plate.
  • Use the knife to spread peanut butter inside the pine cone and around the edges.
  • Sprinkle the birdseed over the pine cone.
  • Roll the pine cone in the birdseed that is on the plate.
  • Hang the bird feeder on the tree.  

Bag Owls
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, Verdugo Hills Councils


  • Paper bags (Big grocery bags will make grandfather owl, small candy bags turn into baby owls, & all sizes between are the flock.)
  • Newspaper
  • Glue


  • Loosely stuff a bag full of crumbled newspaper.
  • Bring the top together and fold the two outer edges in toward the center and glue to form a point. Fold the point down.
  • Cut eyes and feet from construction paper and glue to the owl.

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