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Baloo's Bugle

March 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 8
April 2006 Theme

Theme: Our Feathered Friends
Webelos: Sportsman and Family Member
Tiger Cub
Activities


CUB GRUB

Recipe for aHappy Day
Heart of America Council

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Friendly words
  • 1 Headful of Understanding
  • 4 Heaping teaspoons of kindness
  • 1 Cup of courteous manners
  • A Dash of laughter

Directions

  • Mix well.
  • Cook but keep temperature low, do not boil.
  • Serve to everyone you meet.

 

Tasty  Bird Nests
Heart of America Council

Ingredients:

Nests

  • 2 large shredded wheat biscuits
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted

Fruity Bird Eggs-

  • red or green grapes, blueberries, strawberries, melon balls, drained canned fruit
  • Yogurt (optional)
  • Muffin tin

Directions:

  • In a mixing bowl, crumble shredded wheat biscuits with your fingers.
  • Stir in coconut and sugar.
  • Pour in the melted margarine;
  • Stir everything together.
  • Line 6 muffin cups with foil pieces.
  • Press the shredded wheat mixture onto the  bottom and up the sides of the foil-lined cups.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven about 10 minutes or till crisp
  • Cool the nests in the cups.
  • Remove the nests from cups by lifting up on the foil.
  • Carefully peel the foil off nests.
  • Fill the nests with Fruity Bird Eggs.
  • If desired, top fruit with a spoonful of yogurt

Makes 6 bird nests.

 

Munch A  Bunch of Bird’s Nests
Heart of America Council

Ingredients:

  • 1 - 12-oz bag butterscotch bits
  • 1 5-oz. can chow mein noodles
  • 1 Cup chopped salted peanuts (Allergy Alert!!)
  • 1 bag small jelly beans

Directions:

  • Melt the butterscotch bits in a pan over low heat.
  • Add noodles and peanuts to the melted bits and stir,
  • Drop large spoonfuls of mixture onto 2 cookie sheets lined with wax paper.  
  • Shape each nest with your fingers.
  • Put 4 or 5 jelly bean "eggs" into each nest.
  • Chill in the refrigerator.

You should be able to make about 15 nests.

 

Hiker's  Bird  Seed
Heart of America Council

Mix any combination of three or more of the following ingredients together and divide into small plastic Ziplocs for easy carrying on hikes:

Semi-sweet chocolate bits                   Unsalted nuts

Raisins                            M&M's or Reese's Pieces

Dried fruit bits                    Sugared breakfast cereal

Each hiker carries his own personal energy boost survival bag for a long hike. Enjoy!

 

Bird Poop
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, Verdugo Hills Councils

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of your favorite crunchy cereal
  • 2 cups of skinny pretzels (if long, break them in half)
  • 3 cups of rice crisp cereal
  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips
  • 2½ cups of mini marshmallows

Directions:

  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Melt the white chocolate in the microwave for about 1 minute.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the dry ingredients and spread on wax paper to cool.
  • When your masterpiece is cool, break into chunks that look like icky bird poop.

 

Shredded Wheat Nests II
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, Verdugo Hills Councils

Materials:

  • Large shredded wheat biscuits
  • Marshmallow cream
  • Candy eggs
  • Paper bowls and plates

Instructions:

  • Crumble one large shredded wheat biscuit into a bowl.
  • Add 1/4 cup marshmallow cream.
  • Pile the mixture on top of a paper plate.
  • Shape into a nest and add a few candy eggs.

 

Bird Nests
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, Verdugo Hills Councils

Materials:

  • Pretzel sticks
  • Chocolate chips
  • Jelly beans
  • Waxed paper

Instructions:

  • Give each boy a piece of waxed paper and a few pretzel sticks.
  • Have the boys arrange their sticks into a nest.
  • In the meantime, melt chocolate chips.
  • Drizzle melted chocolate over pretzel stick nests.
  • When chocolate cools, place jelly beans on nests.

 

Fruity Nest to Nibble
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, Verdugo Hills Councils

Ingredients:

  • Mixing bowl
    2 large shredded wheat biscuits
    Measuring cups and spoons
    1/4 cup coconut
    1 Tbsp. brown sugar
    1/4 cup margarine or butter (melted)
    Muffin tin
    Foil
    Fruit or jelly beans

Instructions: 

  • In a mixing bowl crumble shredded wheat biscuits with your fingers.
  • Use a spoon to stir in coconut and sugar. With adult help, pour in the melted margarine. Stir everything together.
  • Line each of the 6 muffin cups with a piece of foil. Press the shredded wheat mixture onto the bottoms and up the sides of the foil-lined cups.
  • With adult help, bake in 350 oven about 10 minutes or till crisp.
  • Cool the nests in the cups.
  • Remove the nests from cups by lifting up on the foil. Carefully peel the foil off nests. Fill the nest with fruity bird eggs. If desired, top the fruit with a spoonful of yogurt.
 

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