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					April 2007                     Cub Scout Café              Gathering Activities 1




Gathering
Taste Test
This is a takeoff on Kim's Game and is done using the sense of taste.
Premix a dozen different flavors in liquid form and have them in small
sampling jars (like mason jars or baby food jars. Flavors can include
extracts (like vanilla and almond), drink flavors (like cherry and grape
juices), diluted vinegar, etc. Place the flavors at numbered stations
and hand out cards with the numbers next to blank lines. Also have
toothpicks (many of them) at each station so that each person can use
a different toothpick at each station. Let everyone try each flavor and
try to identify as many as they can. The winners are those that identify
the most flavors. As rewards for all the valiant efforts, give everyone
flavored tootsie rolls or lollipops.

In the Refrigerator
What's one of a Cub Scout's favorite scouting places, but "in the
refrigerator"? Give out sheets of paper that have "IN THE
REFRIGERATOR" across the top. Then have everyone try to get as
many words as possible from the letters. What should happen to the
winner, but a trip to the refrigerator and an ice cream certificate!

Minced Vegetables:
Rearrange the letters in each of the following six groups of words and
make it a vegetable

1. Or cart                                                      (carrot)

2. Pin spar                                                   (parsnip)

3. Stoop eat                                               (potatoes)

4. Soot mate                                               (tomatoes)

5. Cute let                                                    (lettuce)

6. Had sir                                                      (radish)




Cascade Pacific Council                                         Pow-Wow 2006
April 2007                      Cub Scout Café                Gathering Activities 2




Baker’s Dozen
After you read the clues, fill in the blanks before or after this baker’s
dozen of baked goods.

1. Win the prize __ __ __ __ __ __ __ cake

2. Scottish plaid tart__ __

3. Package bun __ __ __

4. Old Spanish peso pie__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

5. Livlihood bread__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

6. Fried pastry dough__ __ __

7. Young rabbit bun__ __

8. Full width bread__ __

9. Showy dance step cake__ __ __ __

10. Elevated amusement park railway roll__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

11. Baker’s utensil roll__ __ __ __ __ __

12. Lazy person loaf__ __

13. Person or thing of excellence cracker__ __ __ __




Cascade Pacific Council                                            Pow-Wow 2006
April 2007                      Cub Scout Café              Gathering Activities 3




Kitchen Anagrams
Add the letter shown after each word, then rearrange the letters to
spell the names of items that can be found

in the kitchen.

1. soon + p =

2. beat + l =

3. low + b =

4. sags + l =

5. fine + k =

6. tale + p =

7. kin + s =

8. loot + s =

9. vest + o =

10. hid + s =

11. lap + I =

12. cause + r =

1) spoon 2) table 3) bowl 4) glass 5) knife 6) plate 7) sink 8) stool 9)
stove 10) dish 11) pail 12) saucer




Cascade Pacific Council                                          Pow-Wow 2006
April 2007                 Cub Scout Café             Gathering Activities 4




Word Plays
1. NISNACKTE                                    “midnight snack”

2. ME
   AL                                              “Square Meal”

3. f a s t                                           “Break”fast

4. MESNACKAL                                “between meal snack”

5.           course
             course
             course
             course meal                     “Seven course meal”
             course
             course

6. CORN
    COB                                         “corn on the cob”

7. BAKED
  POTATO                                     “Twice baked potato
   BAKED

8. CARPPROTS                                    “Peas ‘n Carrots”

9. GARB
 SEW BEANS                                     “Garbanzo beans”

10. BEGAVSETEL                                “Mixed vegetables”




Cascade Pacific Council                                    Pow-Wow 2006
April 2007                              Cub Scout Café       Gathering Activities 5




Vegetable Letter Square
Find the following vegetables below by reading forward, up , down,
and diagonally. Then read the leftover letters to discover what a
vegetable truck would get if it went over a big bump!!!

Asparagus                 Cauliflower              Okra      Tomato
Avocado                   Celery                   Onion     Turnip
Beans                     Corn                     Peas      Yam
Beet                      Cucumber                 Pepper    Zucchini
Brussels                  Eggplant                 Potato
Sprouts                   Lettuce                  Spinach
Carrot                    Mushroom                 Squash



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S M U S H R O O M L E T T U C E C E
P E A S P O T A T O P H U T G E U E
A B R U S S E L S S P R O U T S C T
R C E L E R Y A M T E O B R O Q U O
A S O N I O N S E D R S E N R U M M
G A K R Z U C C H I N I A I R A B A
U L R A N A V O C A D O N P A S E T
S C A U L I F L O W E R S D C H R O




Cascade Pacific Council                                           Pow-Wow 2006
April 2007                      Cub Scout Café               Gathering Activities 6




Kitchen Tower
Empty your kitchen cupboards of various sized cans, boxes, and plastic
storage containers. Let the boys build towers, creations, or whatever
they can think of using only these items. Or, have a race to see who
can build the highest tower in a minute!

Cub Café Brain Quiz
Fill several different sized jars with items from the kitchen. Number
the jars. Give each boy an index card and a pencil. Let him guess how
many items there are in each jar. He may pick up the jar, shake it,
look at it, but he cannot open the lid. Write the answers on the index
card. The person with the closest guess wins the jar and its contents.
Some things you can use to fill the jars are dried beans or peas,
popped popcorn, M&M’s, Skittles, Gummy Bears or Worms, cereal, etc.
Hint: Write the answer with a marker on the inside of the lid.

Foil “Dinners”
Supply the Cubs with a large box of aluminum foil. Scrunch and crunch
pieces of foil into favorite food shapes. Make a foil plate or bowl to
display your dinners on.

Kitchen Broom Trick
You will need a broom. Wrap one hand around the lowest part of the
broom handle, as close as possible to the broom itself. Wrap your
other hand around the handle, just above your first hand. Hold the
broom out waist high. Now have five friends put their hands around
the handle above yours (the tallest boy should have his hands at the
top of the broom handle), and tell them to pull the broom downward
so that the bristles touch the floor. This is five against one.

Would you believe that, no matter how hard they pull and tug, they
won’t be able to get the broom down? This is because you can easily
deflect the downward force they exert by merely moving the broom
slightly to the left or right. In effect, they will be pushing the broom
sideways, not downward.




Cascade Pacific Council                                           Pow-Wow 2006
April 2007                   Cub Scout Café             Gathering Activities 7




Hungry Cub
Draw a Cub Scout head on a paper plate and cut out a large hole for
the mouth. Suspend the Cub in a doorway and give each Cub Scout a
supply of “snacks” (mini marshmallows or something similar). Most
hits wins.




Cascade Pacific Council                                      Pow-Wow 2006