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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


Cub Scout Roundtable Leadersí Guide

Tune Ė Alouette


Cubstruction, we build with Cubstruction
Cubstruction, itís how we build our world
First you take a block of wood
Then you cut it down to size
Block of wood Ė Down to size


Next you take the right size nail
Then you hammer carefully
Right size nail Ėcarefully
Block of wood Ė Cut to size


Now you take a big paintbrush
Then you paint it very nice
Big paintbrush Ė Very nice
Right size nail Ėcarefully
Block of wood Ė Cut to size

Last we put our name on it
Then we know that we a re done
Name on it Ė WE ARE DONE!

Taps for Cub Scouts
Tim, Cubmaster, Pack 65, Haddonfield, NJ
Tune: "Taps"

I heard this when I visited Timís Pack and had to get the words to share with everyone CD

Sun of gold, sky of blue
Both are gone from the sight, day is through.
Do your best, then to rest,
Peace to you.

Toolbox Song
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: Iím a Little Teapot

Iím a pair of pliers just because,
Here is my handle here are my jaws


 Keep me in your toolbox bright and new
Take me out and Iíll work for you.


Iím a coping saw thatís strung too tight
Pull me then, push me to use me right.


Iím a big strong hammer, a mighty tool
Hit the nails only, thatís the rule.


Iím a happy C-clamp, tell you what I do
I eat board sandwiches filled with glue.


Iím a handy wood plane, give me a try
I can help you out if your doorís too high

Wood Working Is Fun
Greater St. Louis Area Council
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: Jingle Bells

Saw on wood, Hammer nails,
Wood working is fun!
Weíll get this project done on time
With the setting sun!

Stain the wood, Putty the nails,
Lets give a big hooray!
Now this project is done on time,
Letís go out and play!

Donít You Like to Saw
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: Iíve been working on the railroad

Iíve been sawing on this piece of wood.
All the live long day,
Iíve been sawing on this piece of wood,
Just to pass the time away.

Canít you see the saw dust flying
Rise up so early in the Ďmom.
Canít you see our leader shouting,
Not on my wood floor!

Donít you like to saw,
Donít you like to saw,
Donít you like to saw,
More, more, more, more!

Donít you like to saw,
Donít you like to saw,
Even if itís on the floor!

My Cub Scoutmobile
Alapaha Council
Tune: On Top of Old Smokey

One Saturday morning
My granddad and I
Went down to the woodpile
To get some supplies

Some long boards, some short boards,
A few thin ones too
Four wheels and a gear shift
Weíre practically through

Some paint and a good seat
Completes our fine car
Now on to the race track
Where the Cub Scouts compete

Zoom! Down the roped off street
Cub Scouts dressed in blue
All had a real great time
We hope you did too!

Pinewood Derby Song
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: ďCamptown RacesĒ

Cub Scouts all join in the song, Doo-Dah, Doo-dah!
Pine car track is mighty long, Oh, do-dah day!


Going to run so fast, going to get ahead,
Bet my money on a blue pine car, Somebody bet on the red.


Red cars, blue cars, green and gray, Doo-Dah, Doo-dah!
Running on the track today. Oh, doo-dah day!


Pine wood cars have lots of class, Doo-dah, doo-dah!
Even though they donít use gas, Oh, doo-dah day!


Theyíre the pride of all the lads, doo-dah, doo-dah!
Build by Cub Scouts and their dads, Oh, doo-dah day!


This song is a classic but could be updated.  I googled  ďPinewood Derby SongĒ to see if someone had rewritten the chorus to eliminate the word bet and couldnít find one.  If you come up with a new chorus, please send it to me.  Thanks   CD

Pound the Nail
Greater St. Louis Area Council
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Pound, pound, pound the nail,
Pound it right on through!

If you miss and pound your thumb,
Then it will turn true blue!

Pinewood Derby Car
Greater St. Louis Area Council
Tune: I've Been Working on the Railroad

I've been working for the Derby,
Planning my racing car.
All the family's been helping,
My car should be the star!

Can't you hear the crowds a cheering
As we win the prize?
Pinewood Derby time's exciting
For all the Cub Scout guys!

Whacked My Thumb
Greater St. Louis Area Council
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: Jimmy Crack corn or The Blue Tailed Fly

When I was young I went to play
In father's workshop one fine day
I took a hammer, some wood and nails
And tried to make some kitchen scales.

Chorus :

Whacked my thumb and I don't care
Hurt real bad, but I don't care
Whacked it good, but I don't care
The feelings gone away

I tried to hang a picture frame
Sent to me by Aunt Jane
To hang the picture, I was dumb
I swung the hammer, and smashed my thumb


One day I tried to make a boat
Worked real hard so it would float
I nailed my fingers to the bow
I'm bandaged to my elbows now


I joined the local Cub Scout pack
I learned to make a neat tie rack
A little skill was all it took
They had instructions in the book

New Chorus :

I missed my thumb, I learned to care
I missed my thumb, I wouldn't dare
I missed my thumb, my thumbnail's bare
The feelings here to stay

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