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Baloo's Bugle

February 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 7
March 2006 Theme

Theme: Cubstruction
Webelos: Engineer & Athlete
  Tiger Cub


Foundation Snacks
Baltimore Area Council


  • Graham Crackers
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate chips
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Chopped Peanuts


  • Break graham cracker into squares
  • Spread a layer of frosting on one side of a square
  • Spread the other square with peanut butter
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips or nuts top of the peanut butter.
  • Cover with the first cracker,
  • Frosting side down.
  • Gently press together.

Greater St. Louis Area Council

  • Cut the top of a slice of bread in a triangle shape to resemble a roof shape. 
  • Spread cream cheese or peanut butter over the bread shape. 
  • Add a cheese slice, cut on the diagonal (triangle), to the roof area of the bread house. 
  • Using more cheese pieces, cucumber slices, thin carrot slices
  • or whatever food item you can think of, add windows, and doors to the house.

Skiing Snowman
Baltimore Area Council


  • 3 lg. Marshmallow
  • 2 toothpicks
  • 3 pretzels
  • Pieces of black licorice lace
  • 2 flat carrot Sticks  


  • Stack the 3 marshmallows. to form snowman,
  • Hold them together with a toothpick.
  • Push 1 pretzel through top of middle marshmallow to form arms.
  • To make face and buttons press licorice into marshmallows .
  • Place snowman on carrot skis.
  • Lean remaining pretzel sticks against snowman’s arms for ski poles.

Marshmallow and Pretzel Towers


  • 1 bag large marshmallows,
  • 1 bag small marshmallows,
  • 1 bag thin pretzel sticks,
  • 1 bag large pretzel sticks,


  • Place all 4 ingredients in separate bowls and put themwhere everyone can reach.
  • Write on small slips of paper different things to make out of the pretzels and marshmallows fold themand place themin another bowl.  For Example: A triangle, a circle, a square, a bridge, a ladder, a car, a boat, a train and a tower.
  • Pull slips out one at a time and let the boys make each item.

Graham cracker Houses

You will need:

  • 1-box grahamcrackers,
  • pint size milk carton for each child,
  • a small square of cardboard covered with tinfoil for each child,
  • assorted candies for decorating the houses,
  • royal icing

Royal icing

You will need:

  • 2 egg whites,
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar,
  • 1 1/4-teaspoon creamof tartar

Directions for House and Icing

  • Beat the egg whites with the sugar and creamoftartar with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth.
  • When not using cover with damp clothe to keep it fromhardening.
  • Frost the bottomof the empty and cleaned milk carton and ‘glue’ to the cardboard.
  • Allow drying for about 5 minutes.
  • Then frost each side of the carton and put on graham crackers, until all four sides are covered.
  • Let stand for another 5 minutes and then break one cracker in half to use for the roof and put onto the base.
  • Wait another 5 minutes and then allow the children to decorate their houses the way they would like



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