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Baloo's Bugle

August 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 1
September 2006 Theme

Theme: Zoo Adventures
Webelos: Citizen & Communicator
Tiger Cub


Bandana Stunt
Sam Huston Area Council

Have the den line up in front of audience.

All but one boy has an unfolded bandanas,

That one Cub has a banana.  Make sure that he is in a place that a mess can be easily cleaned up. Encourage him to make a lot of faces, and he probably shouldn’t do everything that the announcer says.

The leader of the skit will tell the audience that the den is going to demonstrate the proper way to prepare a bandana to wear when you’re in the hot sun. “Guys, please do what I ask you to do.”

1. Hold your bandana by two corners and give it a shake.

2. Pull tightly out on the corners and flip the loose end up and over several times.

3. Grab the loose corner and fold it upward.

4. Pull tightly again on the long ends and then bring the ends together.

5. Now grasp the ends and open it up.

6. For really hot weather you should soak the bandana in water, then twirl it over head to cool it down, and wrap it around your neck.

7. Tie the bandana with a square knot.


Alapaha Council

Seal of Approval Cheer

Put your thumbs in your armpits, then move arms up and down like a seal moving its  flippers. Say, “Arf, Arf, Arf!” several times. Variation: Pretend you are balancing a ball on the tip of your nose.

Alligator Applause

An alligator opens his mouth very slowly, then snaps shut very fast, so for this applause, put both arms together from elbows down to fingers. 

Start opening from fingers and palm, keep elbows together,

Then snap hands together very fast.

Repeat 3 times.

Mosquito Applause

With hand, slap yourself on the neck, arms, legs, etc.

Sam Huston Area Council

Zebra Applause: “Zee-bra, zee-bra, ZEEEEEEE-BEST!”

Tiger Cheer: “That was G-R-R-R-R-R-R-E-A-T!”

Frankfurter Cheer: hold up your hotdog, squeeze ketchup on it and take a bite. “Hot dog! That was good!”

Giraffe Cheer: Stretch your neck up, stand on tiptoes. “That was out of sight!”

San Gabriel Valley Council

Clam—Put palms together, open and close hands

Donkey – Put hands palms facing forward to top of head and yell Burr-0!

Monkey – Lift one arm up and scratch under lifted arm making monkey type noises.

Did you know?…facts
Sam Huston Area Council

Did you know that a zebra is white with black stripes and not black with white stripes?

Did you know that the word “listen” has the exact same letters as the word “silent”?

Did you know that a hippopotamus can run faster than a man?

Did you know that a chimpanzee can recognize itself in a mirror, but a monkey cannot?

Did you know that an ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain?

Did you know that at birth a panda is smaller than a mouse?

Did you know that a crocodile cannot stick out its tongue?

Did you know that a giraffe can clean out its ears with its 21” tongue?

Did you count to see how many of the Cub Scouts stuck out their tongue?

Did you know that all polar bears are left-handed? (left-pawed?)

Animal Run-Ons
Alapaha Council

Cub Scout 1: (runs in yelling) They’re after me! They’re after me!

Cub Scout 2: Who’s after you?

Cub Scout 1: The monkeys! They think I’m bananas!

Cub Scout 1: Can you name 9 animals from Africa?

Cub Scout 2: Sure, 8 elephants and a lion.

Cub Scout 1: Hello, operator, I’d like to speak to the King of the Jungle.

Cub Scout 2: I’m sorry, sir, but the lion is busy.

Cub Scout 1: What’s the best year for a kangaroo?

Cub Scout 2: Leap year.

Cub Scout 1: What’s worse than a giraffe with a sore throat?

Cub Scout 2: That’s a hard one. What is it?

Cub Scout 1: A centipede with athlete’s foot.

Cub Scout 1: What’s your occupation?

Cub Scout 2: I used to be an organist.

Cub Scout 1: Why did you quit?

Cub Scout 2: The monkey died.

Cub Scout 1: Why can’t you get two elephants into a pool at the same time?

Cub Scout 2: They only have one pair of trunks.

Cub Scout 1: Why is it dangerous to play a game in the zoo?

Cub Scout 2: Because there are too many cheetahs around

Cub Scout 1: What do you get when you cross a tiger with a parrot?

Cub Scout 2: I don’t know, what?

Cub Scout 1: I don’t know either, but when it talks, you better listen!

Cub 1: Ask me if I'm a rabbit.

Cub 2: Okay. Are you a rabbit?

Cub 1: Yes. Now ask me if I'm a beaver.

Cub 2: Are you a beaver?

Cub 1: No, silly. I already told you I was a rabbit!

San Gabriel Valley Council

Q: What's black and white and red all over?

A: A sunburned zebra

Q: How can you tell a buffalo has been in the refrigerator?

A: His hoof prints are in the Jell-O.

Q: How can you tell when there are two buffaloes in your refrigerator?

Q: You can't shut the door.

Q: How do you stop a herd of charging elephants?

A: Take away their credit cards!

Q: Why do elephants have wrinkles?

A: Because they're hard to iron!

Q: Why do elephants never get rich?

A: Because they work for peanuts

Q: What do you call a flying primate?

A: A hot air baboon!

Q: What is an ape's favorite cookie?

A: Chocolate chimp.

Q: What do you call a lazy kangaroo?

A: A pouch potato!

Q: What do you get when you cross a snake and a kangaroo?

A: A jump rope!

Q: How do you take a lion’s temperature?

A: Very carefully!

Q: What animal never needs a haircut?

A: A bald eagle!

Q: What do you call a donkey that's cold

A: A brrrr-o!

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