August Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 8, Issue 1
Webelos Communicator & Citizen
Tiger Cub Big Idea #1
Cub Scout games are simple games. Played with things which can be easily found about any house.
Here is a sample list. Many
like possibilities will suggest themselves to you.
Wooden counters snapped with fingers to diagram chalked on
Bounce ball into wastebasket which is stood on chair.
Roll, one at a time, three different sized balls into a barrel
hoop placed on the floor. Each ball
that stays in the hoop scores 25 points.
Slide metal washers (2 inches in diameter) onto a diagram
divided into small squares and numbered, chalked on the floor.
If the squares are made large enough, fruit jar rings can be used instead
Ring toss on legs of chair, which has been turned upside down.
Score 25 points each ringer.
Punch holes in paper carton and insert five clothespins, one
in center, and one in each corner. Ring
toss, using four fruit jar rubber rings. 25
Water and pie pan - - five washers and 1 pie pan.
Bounce washers in pan. 3
points per washer. 5 throws per
person from distance of 6 feet.
Polo pan –six 1-inch wooden cubes with numbers on each of
the 6 sides (0-1-2-3-4-5). Get a
6-hole muffin pan. Each person
throws the 6 cubes, one at a time, into muffin pan from distance of 6 feet.
Add number on top in all six holes.
Highest score wins.
Ball in bucket – three buckets (or #10 tin cans), all same
size fastened to blat board and leaned against wall. Toss 3 tennis balls from a distance of 8 feet.
Five points per ball.
the number on the Engine
Draw the front of
an old steam engine. on a large piece of paper and then make circles, each with
a different number, one per scout. Use
the Old Shelby Brown as a template from Good Old Missouri-my useta be home : )
See who gets the closest to center of your drawing.(the front of the
York Adams Council
1 paper or sock ball or beanbag
boy is selected to be the 'whale', he may run freely about the room. The rest of
the Cubs each choose a position and since they are 'rocks in the
sea', they may not move. The aim is to 'harpoon' the
'whale' by hitting him with the ball. Whoever hits him
takes his place as the next 'whale'.
skill of the game lies in passing the 'harpoon' from 'rock to rock' in an endeavor to corner the
'whale', rather than the Cubs taking random shots.
This is good training in playing for the game rather
than for the individual.
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