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Baloo's Bugle

September 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 2
October 2006 Theme

Theme: Cub Scout Shipbuilders
Webelos: Citizen & Showman
Tiger Cub
Activities

CUB GRUB

Sailboat Sandwiches
Baltimore Area Council


Ingredients:

3 slices bread
2 fillings: peanut butter and jelly, tuna salad and egg salad, ham and cheese,    or whatever two fillings that you like together
2 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and halved lengthwise (the “boats”)
4 lettuce leaves (the ”sea”)

Directions:

  • Make club sandwich,
  • Cut sandwich diagonally into four “sails” (see above).
  • Place upended sails onto boats,
  • Then “float” each boat on lettuce ‘sea.

 

Oyster Cookies with Pearls
Baltimore Area Council

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla wafers (2 for every “oyster”)
  • White frosting
  • Silver cake decorating candy

Directions:

  • Coat flat underside of wafer with icing
  • Place a silver “pearl” on the edge.
  • Add a dab of icing to opposite side of pearl
  • Put second wafer into dab, so it stands at about a 45 degree angle.

Easy Dogs

Here are a few easy Cub Grub recipes for Hot Dogs.  Enjoy!!

 

Hot Dog Octopus
Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills, San Gabriel Valley Councils

You will need:

  • A hotdog
  • A sharp knife

Note:    If the Cubs haven't earned their whittling chip yet, have an adult perform the cutting operation(s).  Caution those Cubs who use knives to handle them properly.

Steps:

  • Cut the bottom 3/4 of a wiener into 8ths, using vertical cuts.  Leave the top 1/4 intact.
  • Boil the wiener as you normally would.

When done, the Cubs now have a crazy octopus with wavy arms!

 

Yummy Dogs
Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills, San Gabriel Valley Councils

You will need:

2- 8 oz. cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
8 regular wieners, cut in half

Steps:

  • Heat oven to 375F. 
  • Separate dough into 8 rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal. 
  • Cut each rectangle in half lengthwise. 
  • Place a wiener half lengthwise on 1 end of dough strip. 
  • Fold dough in half over wiener; press short edges to seal, leaving sides open. 
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet. 
  • Bake at 375F for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Corn Dogs
Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills, San Gabriel Valley Councils

You will need:

10 Frankfurters
1 c  Flour
1 1/2 tps Baking powder
1/2 tps Salt
2 TBS Yellow cornmeal
3 TBS Shortening
1 Egg, beaten
3/4 c Milk
Oil or shortening for frying

Steps:

  • In medium bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • With pastry blender or fork, cut in 2 T shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. 
  • In small bowl, combine egg and milk. 
  • Add to dry mixture; mix well. 
  • Pat frankfurters dry with paper towels. 
  • Dip franks into batter with tongs, being careful to coat all sides. 
  • Let excess batter drip off. 
  • Drop 1 or 2 at a time into hot oil in mini-fryer. 

Adult needed to tend the mini-fryer

  • Fry until golden, about 1 minute on each side. 
  • Insert wooden skewer in end of each. 
  • Serve hot, with mustard, if desired.

 

Potato Pups
Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills, San Gabriel Valley Councils

You will need:

  • 8 Hot-dogs
  • 2 C Mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard

Steps:

  • Split hot dogs the long way not quite all the way through. 
  • Fill split opening with mashed potatoes mixed with dry mustard. 
  • Sprinkle the top with paprika. 
  • Bake in 375-degree oven for about 15 minutes or until heated through and slightly browned on top. 
  • Can also be topped with some grated cheese.

 Not everyone considers a dog to be man's best friend.  Some Cubs might consider insects to be pretty good buddies.  And for those who do, a recipe for our insect lovin' Cubs

 

Shaggy Dogs- Campfire-Style
Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills, San Gabriel Valley Councils

You will need:

  • A package marshmallow
  • 1 Can chocolate ice cream topping
  • Coconut
  • Chopped nuts

Steps:

  • Warm chocolate topping.  
  • Toast marshmallows on a stick and dip into the chocolate syrup,
  • Roll in coconut and nuts. 
  • For variations use caramel, pineapple, or strawberry ice cream topping.

Not everyone considers a dog to be man's best friend.  Some Cubs might consider insects to be pretty good buddies.  And for those who do, a recipe for our insect lovin' Cubs

 

Worms on a Bun
Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills, San Gabriel Valley Councils

You will need:

  • Hot dogs,
  • hamburger rolls,
  • ketchup

Steps:

  • Cut the hot dogs into thin slices and score the edges (about three cuts per slice). 
  • Boil or microwave until the slices curl like wiggly worms. 
  • Serve three or four worms to a bun and,
  • For an extra-icky touch, add a few squiggles of ketchup.

 


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