Baloo's Bugle

December 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 5
January 2008 Theme

Theme: A-MAZE-ing GAMES
Webelos: Fitness and Scientist
Tiger Cub
Achievement 3


Edible Maze

Alice, Golden Empire Council


Graham cracker for each boy,




Various candies.


P Each boy frosts (ices) his graham cracker,

P Then he lays out a maze by drawing with a toothpick on the frosting.   

P Candies such as M&Ms can be used to show the pathway thru the maze. 

P And then of course,
they can eat the whole thing maze and all!

Simple Snack Mix Note:

Catalina Council

Prep time:            5 minutes


1 cup whole grain cereal (squares or Os work best)

1/4 cup dried fruit of your choice

1/4 cup nuts, such as walnut pieces, slivered almonds, or pistachios

1/4 cup small, whole-grain snack crackers or pretzels

Equipment and supplies:

Single serving (snack size) bags

Large bowl

Measuring cups

Large spoon


1.       Measure out ingredients.

2.       Combine in large bowl.

3.       Makes - Three to four -cup servings

Spoon Fudge

Catalina Council


Gallon size Zip Loc plastic bag

1 lb. powdered sugar

1 stick of butter (1/4 lb.)

3 oz. cube of cream cheese

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 to 1/2 cup of cocoa


1.       Place all the ingredients in the Zip Loc  bag and

2.       Squeeze out all the air.

3.       Squish and smoosh the bag until all the ingredients are well mixed and there is a creamy consistency.

4.       Add favorite flavors or stuff (raisins, peanut butter, etc.

5.       Take a spoon and enjoy

Fruit Kabob

Catalina Council

Prep time:            15 minutes


1 apple

1 banana

1/3 c. red seedless grapes

1/3 c. green seedless grapes

2/3 cup pineapple chunks

1 cup nonfat yogurt

1/4 c. dried coconut, shredded


Knife (Adult help needed)

2 wooden skewer sticks

Large plate


1.       Prepare the fruit by washing the grapes and apples

2.       Cut the apples into small squares,

3.       Peel the bananas and cut them into chunks, and

4.       Cut the pineapple into chunks, if it's fresh.

5.       Put the fruit onto a large plate.

6.       Spread coconut onto another large plate.

7.       Slide pieces of fruit onto the skewer and design your own kabob by putting as much or as little of whatever fruit you want! Do this until the stick is almost covered from end to end.

8.       Hold your kabob at the ends and roll it in the yogurt, so the fruit gets covered.

9.       Then roll it in the coconut.

10.    Repeat these steps with another skewer.

Serving size:        1 kabob

Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

Catalina Council


2 cups cornflakes, crushed

3/4 cups craisins

3/4 cups flaked almonds

3/4 cup shredded coconut

3/4 cup sweetened, condensed milk

2 cups melted milk chocolate chips, white chocolate, or peanut butter chips



  Preheat oven to 325F degrees.

  Mix together all ingredients except chocolate chips.

  Line a cookie sheet with foil and grease.

  Spoon about 1 tablespoon per cluster onto cookie sheet.

  Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes.

  Then spread the bottom of the clusters with the melted chocolate.

  Let the chocolate harden, then turn clusters over and drizzle more chocolate over the top.


Catalina Council

Prep time:            about 30 minutes


1 tbsp. yeast

1/2 c. warm water

1 tsp. honey

1 1/3 c. flour

1 tsp. salt


oven (Adult help needed.)

small bowl

mixing spoon

medium-size bowl

cutting board, sprinkled with flour

baking sheet, sprayed with nonstick spray

measuring cups and spoons


1.       Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165oC).

2.       Put the yeast in a small bowl with the water and honey. Stir a little, then let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.

3.       Mix the flour and salt together in a medium-size bowl.

4.       After the 5 minutes is up, check on the yeast mixture. It should be bigger than before and a little bubbly. Add this mixture to the flour and salt mixture.

5.       Stir everything together. Use a spoon to start. Finish with your hands.

6.       The dough is ready when it's still a little crumbly and flaky.

7.       Put the dough on the cutting board and knead it like you are playing with clay.

8.       Knead it into one big ball.

9.       Break off a piece of dough that's about the size of a big gumball or superball.

10.    Use your hands to roll it into a skinny snake.

11.    Twist the snake into a medium-size pretzel shape, and put it on the cookie sheet.

12.    Do this with all the dough, making 12 pretzels.

13.    Bake your pretzels for 10 minutes.

14.    Let them cool and take a bite!

Serves: 12 Serving size: 1 pretzel



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