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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


Great Salt Lake Council

Chip, Chop Divide audience into two sides. 

One says “Chip,” the other “Chop”

After a few iterations, all yell, “Timber.”

Electric Drill (or Chain saw) – Make Brrrrrr sound for as long as you can

Sandpaper – Rub hands together as loud as you can

Glue – Clap hands together and they get stuck, struggle to pull them apart.

Super Glue – Hands get stuck on first clap and can’t be pulled apart.  Have pack yell something for help (Home Depot, Lowes, Mr. Fix-It, be original)

Rubber Tree – Pretend to hold axe to chop tree.  Every time you swing it bounces back.  Make bouncing noise - “Boing, Boing”

Baltimore Area Council

Nail Pounding Cheer Start by pretending to drive a nail with a hammer, then hit your thumb.  Make appropriate motions.  Words go  “Bang, Bang, Bang, Ouch.”

Lumberjack With a partner,
First person makes a fist with thumb up.
Second person grasp thumb and makes a fist with thumb up
First person grasp that thumb and makes fist thumb up.
Second person repeats.
With all four hands together, make back and forth sawing motion.

Pinewood Derby Hold your right hand over your head and bring it down as if it were a car coming down a track, while saying: “Swoooooosh,” then “Thud” as it hits the bottom of the track.

Sam Houston Area Council

All Temp-a Cheer 1/3rd of the audience is HOT, 1/3rd is WARM and 1/3rd is COLD, when you point to that part of the crowd, they yell their temperature

Baloo Goes to Court
Sam Houston Area Council

Here are a whole series of run-ons that could be used for a pack meeting or be transformed into a skit

Baloo comes on stage carrying a briefcase
Cubmaster:     What are you doing now?
Baloo:        I’m taking my case to court.

Baloo returns on stage later in the program. This time he’s carrying a ladder or step stool
Cubmaster:    What are you doing now?
Baloo:       I’m taking my case to a higher court.

Baloo returns even later with banana peels on top of his briefcase)
Cubmaster:     I’m afraid to ask. 
                  Where are you going now?
Baloo:       I’m taking my case to a peels court.

Baloo returns with a flashlight and a briefcase)
Cubmaster:     Baloo, where are you going?
Baloo:       I’m going to night court.

Baloo returns one final time, his briefcase in his hand
Cubmaster:     And now where are you going, Baloo?
Baloo:        To the Supremes court.  (arrange for three female leaders to jump up and sing “Stop in the Name of Love. Before you break my heart, think it o-over.” (Or another Supremes song))

Baloo wanders in with nothing, looks sad, and looks around for something
Cubmaster:  is something wrong?
Baloo: I lost my case.

Great Salt Lake Council

Cub 1: Knock, knock.
Cub 2: Who's there?
Cub 1: Matthew.
Cub 2: Matthew who?
Cub 1: Matthew has come untied.

Cub 1: Knock, knock.
Cub 2: Who's there?
Cub 1: Hannah.
Cub 2: Hannah who?
Cub 1: Hannah me another potato chip.

Cub 1: Knock, knock.
Cub 2: Who's there?
Cub 1: Dewey.
Cub 2: Dewey who?
Cub 1: Dewey have to keep doing these terrible knock-knock jokes?

Great Salt Lake Council

What nail should you never hit with a hammer?
                                                            A fingernail

What are sleeping trees called?                Slumber

What ten letter word starts with gas?    Automobile

What do you call a tree in trouble?                        
                                                    A birch in a lurch

What do you call a nice looking tree?      Fine Pine

How would you be as a piece of wood?        Bored

What is the longest furniture in the world?             
                                         The Multiplication Table

Brain Teasers

Alapaha Council

Need fillers for your meetings?  Have a few of these of these in your pocket to stump your Scouts (Leaders, too)

  • Professor Mumbles Professor Mumbles held up a vial of bubbling liquid and said "Class, I have a substance in this bottle that will dissolve any solid it touches. I intend to ..." A student from the back of the room interrupted the Professor and said, "You have the wrong bottle!" How did the student know?
  • The Post Office Father asked Jason to go to the post office and buy a dozen one-cent stamps. Jason went to the post office and came home with twelve one-cent stamps. The next day Father asked Jason to go to the post office and buy a dozen two-cent stamps. How many stamps will Jason need to buy this time?
  • Good Ewes If you were walking down a country road and there was a sheep in front of two sheep, and a sheep behind two sheep and a sheep between two sheep, how many sheep would you see?
  • Mother's in a Jam Mother was making her favorite recipe for peach jam. Just as she was about to put the pot of jam on the stove, she noticed that the recipe called for one lemon for every dozen peaches. The recipe would be ruined if she didn't add lemons, but the peaches were already pureed into a jam mixture. How can Mother find out how many lemons to put into the jam?
  • Smoke Screen An electric train is moving at the speed of 60 miles per hour against a very strong head wind of 57 miles per hour. Which direction will the smoke blow, backwards or forwards?
  • The Broken Window Becky and Michael were playing in the house and accidentally smashed the picture window. "Oh, Mother will be so angry when she finds out," said Becky. "I know what to do," said Michael. He went outside and found a large rock and put it in the middle of the room.
    When Mother came home from shopping the children told her that someone threw a rock from outside and smashed the window. Mother was very angry, not because the window was broken, but because the children lied. How did Mother know the children were not telling the truth?
  • Leftovers Mother made twenty-four sandwiches for a picnic. All but seven were eaten. How many were left?
  • The Farmer and the Squirrel Farmer Brown had nine ears of corn in his barn. A squirrel went into the farmer's barn and walked out with three ears each day. It took the squirrel nine days to take all the corn from the farmer's barn. Why?
  • Mr. Hornbeeper's Dilemma Mr. Hornbeeper was driving in his car and heading west on a straight road. After driving for a mile, Mr. Hornbeeper found himself one mile east of his starting point! How can this be?
  • All Wet Ronald and Donald were at the swimming pool. "I can hold my breath for a whole minute," said Ronald. "Watch me." He dived into the pool and sure enough stayed under water for a whole minute. "That's nothing," said Donald. "I can stay under water for five minutes." "That's impossible!" said Ronald. "No one can do that!" "Let's make a bet," said Donald. "I bet I can stay under water for five minutes." "It's a bet," said Ronald. Donald won the bet. How?


  • A substance that melts anything it comes in contact with would have melted the bottle.
  • Twelve - because a dozen is always a dozen.
  • Three sheep.
  • Count the peach pits.
  • Electric trains don't have any smoke.
  • If the window had been broken from the outside, there would have been glass all over the floor.
  • If all but seven were eaten, then there were seven left.
  • Two of the three ears were on the squirrel's head.
  • Mr. Hornbeeper drove in reverse.
  • Donald held a glass of water over his head for five minutes.

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