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Baloo's Bugle

July 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 12
August 2006 Theme

Theme: Scouting It Out
Webelos: Naturalist & Forester
Tiger Cub
Activities

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATIONS

Cub Scout Nature Hike
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach  Area, Verdugo Hills Councils

Divide audience into six parts.  Assign each group a word and a response every time they hear that word.

Cub Scouts:           “My Turn! My Turn!”
DenLeader:                       “Now, boys.”
Robin:                      “Hop, hop, I’m off!”
Dogwood:                               “Arf! Arf!”
Hike:               “Hup! Two! Three ! Four!”
Animals:                                 “Grrrrrr! “

Practice as you make assignments

Once upon a time a den of CubScouts went on a Hike to see what they could see.  Their DenLeader pointed out sights like spider webs, Robin’s nests and Dogwood trees.  The CubScouts wanted to take a nature Hike, to see how many wild Animals, they could find and the DenLeader saw it as a perfect opportunity for them to learn about conservation and make plaster casts of the tracks of Animals.

As the Hike went on, the CubScouts splashed in a creek, chased a Robin, climbed a Dogwood, and tried to out-moo a field of cows.  The DenLeader grew weary of trying to keep up and suggested they rest from their Hike, under the shade of a Dogwood, and eat their sack lunches.

As the CubScouts were eating they grumbled about not seeing any wild Animals yet on their Hike.  The DenLeader explained that if they were patient and much quieter, they would not scare the Animals away and have a better chance of seeing some.  Just then a Robin, landed on a branch of their Dogwood tree and the boys all made the CubScout sign and were very quiet.  The DenLeader motioned for them to lay some bread from their sandwiches on the ground.  The CubScouts tore the bread in small pieces and scattered it around them.  Like all wild Animals, the Robin, was at first afraid of the people below her Dogwood branch and just watched curiously.  But then, she flew to the ground to sample the bread.  One of the CubScouts was very, very still and held a piece of bread carefully in his fingers and soon the Robin was eating out of his hand.  Eventually the CubScouts could sit still no longer and the movement and the noise scared the Robin back to a branch of the Dogwood tree.

Calamine Lotion
Baltimore Area Council

The leader should do the motions while saying each line. The audience should repeat whatever the leader says and does.

Mosquitoes!                   (point)

Bite!                             (pretend to slap mosquitoes that have landed on you)

Ouch!                            (jump up)

Scratchy!                       (scratch yourself)

Mosquitoes! Bite! Ouch! Scratchy!
(do all four motions)

Especially on my ‘Backy !                                                                                                                                             (slap Back)

Where’s the Calamine, Calamine, Calamine Lotion?
(cup hands to mouth while saying)

Nooo, Calamine Lotion!   (hold head with hands)

Mosquitos!                    (point)

Bite!                             (pretend to slap mosquitoes that have landed on you)

Ouch!                            (jump up)

Scratchy!                       (scratch yourself)

Mosquitoes! Bite! Ouch! Scratch!
(do all four motions)

Especially on my backy!   (slap back)

Shhhhhh!                       (pretend to spray bug spray)

Zap! goes the mosquito when you hit him with the bug spray!
(clap)

Where’s the Calamine, Calamine, Calamine Lotion?
(cup hands to mouth while saying)

Here it is                       (pretend to put lotion on your back)

Ahhhhhhhhh!                 (smile)


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