Baloo's Bugle

February 2009 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 7
March 2008 Theme

Theme: "When I Grow Up"
Webelos: Athlete and Engineer
Tiger Cub


Edible Satellite
Alice, Golden Empire Council


  • Three oranges
  • 1 cup cubed ham or turkey
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup cubed cheese
  • round toothpicks


Cut the bottom off each orange so it will sit flat.  Put chunks of pineapple, cheese or meat on toothpicks and display on the oranges – one type of food to each one.  Start about 1/3 up from the bottom of each orange to insert the toothpicks.

Basic Trail Mix
Sam Houston Area Council

Ingredients –

  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup M&Ms

Directions –

Mix equal parts of nuts and various dried fruits with additions of chocolate or coconut or salty snacks like pretzels or breakfast cereal.

Common Additions –

·       Dried fruit: raisins, banana chips, apple chips, dried cranberries, dried cherries

·       Nuts and seeds: peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds

·       Chocolate and more: M&Ms, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, dried coconut

·       Salty stuff: Pretzels, sesame sticks, oriental rice crackers, salty "party mix" cereal.

·       Cereals: Any breakfast cereal, granola.

Great Salt Lake Council


  • Smarties (bodies)
  • Gum (wings)
  • Lifesavers (wheels)
  • Rubber bands


Put two lifesavers on the rubber band as wheels. Then put a stick of gum in the middle to the rubber band for wings. Next stick the Smarties in the middle.

Ham Sandwich Rocket
Alice, Golden Empire Council

Here’s a fun food idea from the Space Place website from NASA – part of an ongoing contest to use tortillas to make a treat – this idea came from an eight year old boy from Michigan. Now, go there and check it out!!

1st place winner, tortilla recipe.


1 - 12-inch flour tortilla
1 - 8-inch flour tortilla
About 1/8 to 1/4 pound deli ham, sliced thin
2 baby corn cobs
1 straight bean sprout
Curled up Nacho Cheese Doritos® tortilla chips
1 sugar ice cream cone
1 roll of fruit-by-the-foot, red
Peanut butter or cream cheese

Body of rocket:

Microwave 12-inch tortilla for 10 second or until pliable. Cut rounded edges off, forming a rectangle or square. Place ham on tortilla and roll up tightly. Seal with peanut butter.

Top of rocket:

  • Break off bits of sugar cone until left with about 2/3-inch long section from the tip.
  • Lightly spread peanut butter over cone.
  • Microwave 8-inch tortilla for 10 seconds to make it pliable. Cut slit in tortilla from outside edge to center.

  • Wrap tortilla around cone,
  • Use peanut butter to seal edges, cutting off any excess
  • Trim tortilla to about 2 inches past cone on bottom.
  • Construction:

    Place cone on top of ham sandwich, with cone overlapping sandwich on the outside. Trim overlap to 1/2 inch, and seal with peanut butter. Cover seam with fruit rollup, cut to fit diameter of sandwich. Seal roll-up with peanut butter, making sure to align roll-up seam with sandwich seam. Add two more roll-up stripes for decoration on body of sandwich/rocket. With knife, carve out small hole in top of ice cream cone to make room for bean sprout. Place sprout in hole. Attach 1 baby corn cob (booster rockets) to each side of rocket, at base, with peanut butter. Place curled Doritos in bottom of sandwich (flame), sticking end in crevices or tortilla/ham roll-up.

    Twinkie Train
    Great Salt Lake Council


    • Twinkie
    • 4 vanilla wafers
    • 1 large marshmallow canned frosting

    Using the frosting attach the four wafer wheels to the and a marshmallow for the stack to the Twinkie.

    Fruity Brownie Pizza
    Catalina Council


    • 1 box brownie mix
    • 1 container strawberry cream cheese
    • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
    • Fresh fruit in season (kiwi, berries, bananas, etc.)
    • Chopped nuts (optional)
    • Chocolate sauce (optional)


    • ·     Prepare brownie mix as on box.
    • ·     Spread on lightly greased pizza pan.
    • ·     Bake at 350 degrees, 7-10 minutes until done in center.
    • ·     Let cool.
    • ·     In small bowl, mix strawberry flavored cream cheese with enough powdered sugar to make it creamy.
    • ·     Spread over cooled brownie.
    • ·     Top with sliced fruits.
    • ·     Sprinkle nuts and drizzle chocolate sauce over, if desired.
    • ·     Cover with plastic wrap and cool in refrigerator 2 hours.
    • ·     Store left overs in fridge.
    • ·     Best if eaten in 2-3 days.
    • ·     Can also be made with sugar cookie dough.

    Easy Career Cookies
    Catalina Council


    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup white corn syrup
    • 11/2 cups peanut butter
    • 4 cups corn flakes


    • Combine the sugar and corn syrup.
    • Heat the mixture until it just comes to a boil to dissolve the sugar. You can do this in a saucepan on top of the stove or you can use the microwave. A 2-qt. container in the microwave needs 4 minutes on high or a 1 qt. container needs 5 minutes on high.
    • Add the peanut butter and stir until it is smooth.
    • Stir in the corn flakes.
    • Line a jelly roll pan with waxed paper.
    • Drop the cookie mixture by teaspoon, while still warm. You may need to re-shape them a bit after you are finished dropping the mixture.
    • Makes delicious cookies when you need them in a hurry.
    • To make them Career Cookies,

      • Roll dough out
      • Cut with person shaped cookie cutters.
      • Decorate cookies to represent different careers.

    Volcano Cake
    Great Salt Lake Council



    • 1 dome cake (baked in a 4 liter bowl, such as Pyrex)
    • 1 dome cake (baked in a 2-liter bowl)
    • 1 baked cupcake
    • 3-4 cups chocolate icing
    • 1-2 cups nondairy whipped topping

    Lollipop lava:

    • 1 c sugar
    • ½ c light Karo syrup
    • ¼ c water red food coloring


    • Arrange the cakes and cupcake to form the cone of the volcano, using frosting to secure them in place.
    • Trim the cakes as necessary to make it look like a volcano
    • Then cover the cakes with the icing.
    • Just before serving, drop a cloud of whipped topping around the cake and add the lollipop lava.

    Lollipop Lava:

    • In a heavy saucepan bring the sugar, syrup, and water to a boil.
    • Continue boiling until the mixture reaches 295 ° on a candy thermometer.
    • Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the food coloring until the desired shade is reached. (Tip: if you don’t have a candy thermometer, melt crushed lollipops or hard candy in a sauce pan over medium heat.)
    • Allow the liquid to cool 1-2 minutes before pouring it in randomly shaped spews and puddles onto  a foil-covered cookie sheet.
    • Let the lava cool completely before removing from the foil.
    • Arrange lollipop lava on the cake to look like exploding lava.

    Wafer Bridges (Civil engineer)
    Great Salt Lake Council


    • Sugar wafer cookies
    • Icing

    Allow the cubs to build bridges using sugar wafers and icing.

    Cheese Stick Truck
    Great Salt Lake Council


    • Bread stick/cheese snack pack
    • Mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
    • Tacky glue


    • Turn bread stick/cheese snack pack upside down.
    • Using tacky glue attach peanut butter cup wheels.

    Marshmallow Peanut Butter Squares
    Catalina Council


    • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
    • 1 cup butterscotch chips
    • 1/2 cup margarine
    • 1 cup peanut butter (smooth)
    • 2 cups Rice Krispies
    • 2 cups mini-marshmallows (colored or white)
    • Garnish with colored sprinkles (optional)


    • Melt both milk chocolate and butterscotch chips, margarine and peanut butter on low-medium heat until smooth.
    • Once smooth, add Rice Krispies and mini marshmallows.
    • Blend everything together in bowl.
    • Put into an 8 x 8 square pan.
    • Garnish with colored 'sprinkles and
    • Refrigerate until firm.