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Baloo's Bugle

November 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 4
December 2006 Theme

Theme: Cub Scout Stars
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub
Activities

GATHERING ACTIVITIES

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

BSA Idol
Sam Houston Area Council

Have a Karaoke set up and let the boys and siblings ham it up with a BSA Idol competition as they arrive.

Space Derby
Sam Houston Area Council

Set up your space derby racer and have the boys play with either a few pre-made racers or have the kits there and they can make them and use them.

Paper Airplane Contest
CD

  • Get ideas for folding paper and creating different paper airplanes from the web.
  • Have supplies at the meeting place
  • Have boys fold and make paper airplanes.  Either designs they and their parents like or new ones from your search
  • Let them fly their airplanes to see how they go.

STAR SEARCH
Grand Canyon Council

ASTRONOMY          BETELGEUSE                   SUN

BINOCULARS       CONSTELLATION         GALAXY

HUBBLE                LITTLE DIPPER                       

MILKY WAY                NEBULA        NORTH STAR

OBSERVATORY            ORION                PEGASUS

POLAR1S                  RED GIANT                 SIRIUS

                                TELESCOPE

Pre opening Game
Grand Canyon Council

  • Have nametags made up using five constellations.
  • As the people arrive, they are to find as many other people with same constellation as possible

Then they can –  (Choose One)

  • Make a model of their constellation
  • Look up with something to say about their constellation
  • See who can remember the most names from the members of their group

C O N S T E L L A T I O N
Grand Canyon Council

How many 3 letter or more words can you find in the word, constellation?

STAR UNSCRAMBLE

  • USN
  • PPIBREGID
  • LATSINNOTCELL
  • XYLGAA
  • ROONI
  • TRYSAMOON
  • TRAS
  • YKLIM AYW
  • PEELSTOCE

KEY

1.  Sun             2.  Big Dipper          3.  Constellation

4.  Galaxy             5.  Orion                6.  Astronomy

7.  Star             8.  Milky way               9.  Telescope

Shooting Stars
Grand Canyon Council

Shooting stars are fun to find and watch.

For the pre-opening activity have the Cubs pack an egg so that it can survive a ten foot (large) drop onto a hard surface.

MaterialsEggs, Ziploc bags, tape, Styrofoam sandwich box, packing materials such as cotton, newspaper, peanuts, grass, leaves, etc.

Directions:

  • Put the egg inside he Ziploc bag,
  • Then pack it any way you want inside the box. 
  • Tape the box well and write name on it. 
  • Drop the boxes from a balcony, or high place,
    Then check to see whose egg survived.
  • Give out Mars, Milky Way or Starbursts for prizes

A-Mazing Star:
Sam Houston Area Council

Try your luck at navigating this real hedge maze.  The Bellingham Maze is located in Queensland, Australia, and you can walk through it from the left-most point of the star and get to the right-most point…if you dare.

The large, star shape layout makes Bellingham Maze one of the unique hedge mazes in the world.

When you have a good repro of this maze in an appropriate size, you can do it.  But a small black & white is hard to see the paths.  You will probably need color reproduction.  CD

Tongue Twister
Grand Canyon Council

Have boys try and say this and  / or other tongue twisters as fast as they can -

WE SURELY SHALL SEE THE SUN SHINE SOON

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