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Baloo's Bugle

April 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 9
May 2006 Theme

Theme: Diggin' in the Dirt
Webelos: Outdoorsman and Handyman
Tiger Cub

Fun Foods & Cub Grub

What else could we lead off this section with for this theme?? – CD

Dirt Cake
Barb at Pack 114


  • 1 ¼ # pkg Oreos
  • 1/2 stick margarine
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3.5 cups milk
  • 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding
  • 12 oz. Cool Whip


  • Crush Oreos until fine.
  • Cream margarine, cream cheese and powdered sugar together.
  • Mix milk and pudding and combine with margarine mixture.
  • Mix well, then add Cool Whip.
  • Thoroughly clean out a new plastic flower pot with soap and hot water.
  • Alternate layers of Oreo crumbs and pudding mixture in the containers with Oreos on both the bottom and top layers.
  • This cake looks especially good if you add gummy worms

Dirt Cups
Barb at Pack 114

  • Crush 16 Oreo cookies and set aside.
  • Pour 2 cups milk into medium bowl, and add 1 pkg instant Chocolate Pudding mix.
  • Beat until well blended, 1-2 minutes.
  • Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Stir in cool whip and half of cookies.
  • To assemble, place 1 T crushed cookies in bottom of 8-oz cup.
  • Fill cups about 3/4 full with pudding mixture.
  • Top with remaining crumbs.
  • Optional garnish: place plastic flower in middle and put gummy worm halfway out of "dirt".

Ants in the Sand

Ingredients:  2 graham crackers, chocolate sprinkles

Place graham crackers in a plastic sandwich bag and crush with a rolling pin. Add a few chocolate sprinkles to make ants, then seal the bag. Give them to the kids to take outside and eat or let them pour it into a small bowl and eat at the table--using their fingers, of course.
Variations: Add raisins (call them beetles), red hots (ladybugs) or mini chocolate chips (spider eggs).

Bugs on a Log

Ingredients:  Peanut butter, chocolate chips, celery

Take a stalk of celery and fill center with peanut butter. Place pieces of chocolate chips on top of “log.”

Variations: cream cheese or Cheez Whiz, raisins.

Gummi Worm Cake

Ingredients:  Chocolate frosting, 2 pkgs. gummi worms, 1 pkg. Oreo cookies

  • Make a chocolate cake according to the package or recipe instructions.
  • You may use purchased chocolate frosting or make your own.
  • Spread it on the cake as thickly as possible.
  • Crush 1/2 package of Oreo cookies with a fork or rolling pin. (It will look just like packaged potting soil. Play with it until you get just the desired effect. )
  • Sprinkle on frosted cake and garnish with the gummi worms.
  • Make some of the worms look like they are crawling out of the cake.
  • Then sprinkle the top liberally with the crushed cookies.
  • It looks disgusting (kids love it) but it is delicious!!

Root Beer
Heart of America Council

I have done this and it is a great stunt for Cub Scouts to see and then enjoy Root Beer they saw made.  It would be great for your spring picnic.  CD


  • 5 Gallons Water
  • 5 pounds sugar (A four pound bag of sugar has enough sweetness.  Don’t worry)
  • 5 pounds dry ice
  • 1 bottle Root beer extract
  • 1 10 gal. clean trash can with lid
  • 1 long clean dowel stick
  • Gloves


  • In the ten gallon trash can: Mix water and sugar together.
  • Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Mix in Root beer extract.
  • Add dry ice. (Be sure to be careful with dry ice. Handle it only with gloves. A Dry ice block needs to be crushed with a hammer while still wrapped in paper but Dry Ice pellets would work as is.)
  • Stir with the dowel stick.
  • Cover mixture with trash can lid .
  • Allow to “boil.” This is actually the dry ice sublimating and putting the carbonation into the root beer.
  • Serve after Dry Ice is gone

Vegetable Dip
Heart of America Council

Serving Size : 20

Preparation Time :0:05 minutes


  • 1 package Hidden Valley Salad Dressing
  • 1 package Sour cream


  • Mix ingredients together.
  • Use with fresh cut up vegetables: carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, potato chips

Twixter Biscuits
Heart of America Council

Serving Size 1,  Preparation Time :0:15


  • Bisquik® baking mix water
  • twixter (a clean, pronged stick)
  • Jam, Jelly, cheese


  • Open the Bisquik box,
  • Make a depression in the contents so that you can pour a little water into the hole.
  • Stir it gently with a “ twixter” until it forms an egg-sized ball.
  • Remove ball of dough from “ twixter”, flatten it, and twist it around a pre heated stick.
  • Hold over coals until browned and cooked through.
  • Or, for extra flavor, make a depression in the dough and fill it with jam, jelly or cheese.
  • Wrap with foil and bake over coals for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Or bake in ’ solar cooker or tin can oven.

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