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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


Note on Word Searches, Word Games, Mazes and such – In order to make these items fit in the two column format of Baloo’s Bugle they are shrunk to a width of about 3 inches.  Your Cubs probably need bigger pictures.  You can get these by copying and pasting the picture from the Word version or clipping the picture in the Adobe (.pdf) version and then enlarging to page width.  CD

Insect Word Search

Baltimore Area Council

Find the words from the list in the puzzle below.  Words can be across either way, up or down or diagonal

Abdomen                 Ant                 Beetle

Caterpillar            Citronella          Cocoon

Cricket                   Earwig                 Flea

Grasshopper             Hive                Honey

Lac                      Mosquito              Moth

Nectar                      Nest                Pollen

Thorax                  Termite             Venom

Wasp                      Wing                       

Silly Bugs

Baltimore Area Council

Collect an assortment of plastic foam “peanut” packing pellets, markers, pipe cleaners, and other miscellaneous craft items. Allow the boys to create their own bugs using the materials provided. Have them give their bugs a unique “species” name and tell about its habits.

Digging for Gold:

Sam Houston Area Council

Use gold spray paint to make gold nuggets, and bury them in sand for the boys to pan for gold.  A Frisbee and a hose can substitute for a pan and a stream.

Big Pile of Dirt:

Sam Houston Area Council

Springtime is a great time for landscaping, and a good time to have a half-yard pile of dirt (or sand or mulch) delivered to your driveway.  Once the dirt is in place, and if you know where you want it to be spread, invite your den to bring their Tonka trucks over and work on moving it.  They’ll find fun ways to play earth-mover, road builder, dump truck operator, bulldozer, etc., and all the while they’re having fun and learning about constructive ways to work with dirt.

This one could continue throughout your Den Meeting for several activities.  CD


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