November 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
December 2008 Theme
Craftsman and Scientist
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
Christmas House Maze
Find your way from the bedroom to the Christmas Tree.
Can you find the way from the bedroom to the Christmas
Meet Your Match
Materials – pictures of things that belong in pairs,
one picture for each participant.
Ideas - marshmallows and hot
logs and fireplace,
wrapping paper and bows,
flames and candles.
Set Up: –
In a room away from the main area,
Lay the pictures out and stick a piece of tape at the top
(Maybe have the pictures face down and not in their
pairs or it could be real obvious CD)
Invite the Scouts to take one picture at a time and tape it
on the back of another Scout,
Then reverse, the second Scout tapes a picture on the back
of the first Scout.
They have to be careful so Scout #2 doesn't see which
picture Scout #1 placed on his back, and vice versa.
Warn everyone (not just the kids) not to talk about the
Everyone asks each other yes or no answer questions to
figure out what's on their own back. (Examples: Is it something you can eat? Is
it an animal, vegetable, or mineral? Is it bigger than a toaster?) Limit the
number of questions one Scout can ask another before moving on.
Make sure the youngest Scouts understand that they're not
supposed to tell people what picture is on their back until that person figures
it out for themselves.
Once you discover what you are, you have to find your
e.g. If you're a cookie, look for
glass of milk; if you're a stocking, look for hook, and so on.
Christmas Sayings and Songs Puzzle
Capital Area Council
statement into modern English. Each is a common Christmas saying or song.
Move thitherward the entire assembly of those who are loyal in their
Listen, the celestial messengers produce harmonious sounds.
Nocturnal time span of unbroken quietness.
An emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good given to
the terrestrial sphere.
Embellish the interior passageways.
Exalted heavenly beings to whom harkened.
Twelve o'clock on a clement night witnessed its arrival.
The Christmas preceding all others.
Small municipality in Judea southeast of Jerusalem.
Diminutive masculine master of skin covered percussionistic
Omnipotent Supreme Being who elicits respite to ecstatic
Tranquility upon the terrestrial sphere.
Obese personification fabricated of compressed mounds of minute
Expectation of arrival to populated area by mythical, masculine
Natal Celebration devoid of color, rather albino, as a hallucinatory
phenomenon for me.
In awe of the nocturnal time span characterized by religiosity.
Geographic state of fantasy during the season of Mother Nature's
The first person nominative plural of a triumvirate of Far Eastern
heads of state.
Tintinnabulation of vacillating pendulums in inverted, metallic,
In a distant location the existence of an improvised unit of newborn
children's slumber furniture.
Proceed forth declaring upon a specific geological alpine formation.
Jovial Yuletide desired for the second person singular or plural by
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Hark the Herald, Angels Sing
Joy To The World
Deck the Halls
Angels We Have Heard On High
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
The First Noel
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
Little Drummer Boy
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Peace On Earth
Frosty The Snowman
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
Oh Holy Night
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
Away In The Manger
Go Tell It On The Mountain
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
families gather, present each with a nametag, on which you have left room to
write a number. The set-up for this game is a table on which you have placed
cotton balls (be sure to have quite a few). You also need either wooden or good
sized plastic spoons all the same size. As players enter room have them see how
many cotton balls they can gather in an allotted time (10 or 15 seconds) and
write their total on their nametag. Remember, with the spoon only; no hands
allowed. At the end of the game, award a small prize for the one who collected
the most balls.
A Visit From Saint Nicholas
sets of four cards.
card, write one of the first four lines of the famous Christmas poem:
night before Christmas when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, Not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
the cards with a string around the necks of all the players.
everyone is to scramble about seeking the other three lines of the poem.
four to line up in the proper sequence are the winners.
Fill a clear container with red, green
and white jellybeans and Holiday M&Ms, counting as you fill.
Mix sizes and shapes for the most fun!
Everyone makes a guess on a slip a
paper (be sure they include their first and last name) as to how many treats are
in the jar.
The winner gets the container & candy.
What Am I
Print out different cards with
common Winter Wonderland items (such as sled, sleigh, snowman, gift, evergreen
tree, etc.). As people arrive at the meeting place, tape cards to their backs
and give them this instruction. “By asking only YES/NO questions, go around to
other people and ask enough questions to determine what the label on the back of
you says you are.”
Baltimore Area Council
Have families at the December Pack meeting work on the answers as
Use common holiday information about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa,
Ask some tough questions as well as easy questions.
Award points for each answer depending on hard the answer.
Highest team (den) total wins a jar of holiday candy.
Baltimore Area Council
Give each boy five Christmas cards or seals.
On signal each boy introduces himself to five parents other than
Each time he must leave a card or seal with them. (Parents should
not accept the card or seal until the introduction is complete and the boy can
repeat their name.)
The first den to finish assembles as a den and raises their hands
in the Cub Scout sign or gives their den yell.
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