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Baloo's Bugle

May 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 10
June 2006 Theme

Theme: Invent a Reason to Celebrate
Webelos: Traveler and Artist
Tiger Cub


Puppy Chow for People
Greater St. Louis Area Council


  • 14 ounce package any chex square-shaped cereal
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Place cereal in large bowl.
  • Dump in large resealable plastic bag.
  • Melt butter, peanut butter, and chips in a double boiler.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Pour over cereal.
  • Stir to coat.
  • Add coated cereal to bag of powdered sugar.
  • Shake.

Cub Scout Spoon Fudge
Baltimore Area Council


1 lb. confectioners sugar
¼ lb. (1 stick) margarine or butter, softened
3-4 oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup baking cocoa (more or less, to taste)
1 tsp. Vanilla


  • Place all ingredients in a one gallon zip-lock plastic bag and seal securely. (This step is important; if you don’t seal the bag securely you will have a big mess!)
  • Knead, pinch, squeeze and squish contents until it gets to a smooth, even texture (about 15 minutes).
  • Form into a ball and dump onto a plate.
  • Grab a spoon and dig in.
  • Fun for the whole den (serves 8-10 hungry Cub Scouts).
  • If sometimes you feel like a nut, add 1/2 cup or broken walnuts or pecans.
  • You can also add mini-marshmallows or raisins.

Orange Cubcakes
Baltimore Area Council


1 box white or yellow cake mix
1 or 2 eggs
¼ cup cooking oil
water* according to directions on cake mix box
about 15 oranges
40-50 charcoal briquettes


  • Mix cake batter according to directions, using the eggs, oil, and water.
  • Cut oranges in half and scoop out the fruit.
  • You use the orange shell as a substitute for a cupcake paper cup.
  • Fill the orange shell half full with batter and cover each shell individually with foil.
  • Place carefully among charcoal briquettes that have burned down to coals.
  • Bake about 15 minutes.

*You can substitute some of the fruit juice for some of the water which you add to the cake mix.

Spiced Monkey Brains
Baltimore Area Council


  • Apples
  • Butter or margarine
  • Raisins
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon red-hots


  • Core and peel apples. (The cored apple becomes a “monkey brain”.)
  • In middle of each cored apple, place 1 tsp. butter or margarine, 1 tsp. brown sugar, a few red-hots and a few raisins.
  • Wrap the stuffed apple in foil and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Delectable Dominoes
Great Salt Lake Area Council


  • Graham Crackers
  • Chocolate frosting or peanut butter
  • Chocolate, butterscotch and white chocolate chips


  • Spread graham crackers with a thin layer of peanut butter or frosting.
  • Arrange the chips on the crackers to look like the dots on the dominoes.

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
Great Salt Lake Area Council


  • A batch of your favorite chocolate chip cookies or store bought will do if you’re in a pinch
  • 5 to 7 cups vanilla ice cream
  • Mini M & M’s
  • Plastic wrap


  • Let the ice cream soften in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Spread ½ cup of ice cream on the bottom of one cookie.
  • Place a second cookie on top.
  • Roll in mini M&M’s to coat sides.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 2 hours.

Peanut Puzzler
Great Salt Lake Area Council


  • 1-cup peanut butter
  • 3-tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4-cup honey
  • Loaf of bread
  • Cookie cutter


  • Mix together all the ingredients and spread on bread.
  • Place another piece of bread on top.
  • Then use a cookie cutter to shape the sandwich into puzzle pieces.
  • Try to put the sandwich together again before eating it

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