Ask a clown, actor, or make-up artist to show the den howto apply stage make-up.Learn how to make sound effects. ("Skits and Costumes", Cub Scout Leader How-To Book)Learn how to make other special effects, lighting. (Puppets, Cub Scout Leader How-To Book)Tape-record the boys voices.Write and perform a one-act play for the pack meeting. Make costumes (Skits and Costumes", Cub Scout Leader How-To Book) add special effectsVideotape a short movie.Create a puppet show; make a puppet stage and puppets.Try shadow puppets ("Puppets", Cub Scout Leader How-To Book)Ask a musician or music teacher to discuss music careersMake homemade musical instruments (Crafts", Cub ScoutLeader How-To Book)Play favorite music from den members, discuss different styles of musicHost a pack "variety" showPerform at a nursing home or hospitalMake Up A JokeIstrouma CouncilChoose a famous name, such as Davy Crockett.Change the name slightly, "Davy Crew Cut".Think of a question for your punch line."What famous explorer always kept his hair short?Put your question and answer together.Other ideas:What famous explorer chirped at night:Davy CrickettWhat famous explorer made potatoes taste better?Gravy CrockettWhat famous explorer liked to walk barefoot over sharp stones?Davy Rock-ettThink of a question to maake up a riddle with the following punch lines:Divey CrockettDavy Crock-catNavy CrockettDavy Croak-ettDavy Shock-ettDavy PockettScientist
14BALOO'S BUGLEMake Crystals You Can EatNational Capital Area CouncilIf you've ever eaten rock candy or spooned sugar onto yourmorning cereal, then you've come face-to-face with crystals. Ice, table salt, glassware and sugar are just a fewof the many substances made up of crystals. The best way for Webelos Scouts to learn how crystals are formed in nature is to perform an experiment to make crystals. Pourone cup of water into a small pan. Cover and bring it to a boil. Turn off the heat and add two cups of cane sugar. Stir until dissolved. Let cool. Pour sugar solution into a tall glass. Tie a piece of clean white string to a pencil or stick and place the stick across the glass so that the string hangs down into the liquid. Put the glass in a cool place for a few days. In a short time, small crystals will form along the sides of the glass. Soon they will begin to cling to the string. After several days, large crystals, hard as a rock, will have formed around the string. Lift the string out of the glass and taste some delicious homemade rock candy.Unlike living things, crystals grow by adding layer upon layer of their own substance to the exterior surface. In growing, tiny atoms in a crystal naturally arrange themselves in planes or flat surfaces.Air CurrentsHeart of America CouncilHang two apples about 1/2 inch apart. Blow between them - as hard as possible - you will discover that the force of breath alone won't blow them apart. Instead, it will cause the apples to bump together.