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Baloo's Bugle

January 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 6
February Theme

Our Native Peoples
Webelos Scholar & Engineer




American Indian Stone Toss
National Capital Area Council

Materials:  Six flat rocks about as big as your hand.   Eighteen stones about the size of walnuts

Only play this game outdoors. 


Arrange six flat rocks, roughly one foot apart in a row on the ground.  Put a smaller stone on top of each flat stone.  Give each player six small stones.  Each player, in turn, should stand behind a throwing line twelve feet away and toss his six stones.  Observer must stand out of the line of fire.  Score five points for each stone knocked off. Highest score wins the game.


Indian Hide Out
 National Capital Area Council


One Indian hides while the rest count to 100.  When the group finishes counting, they set out to hunt. Whenever anyone finds the hider, he watches for a chance to join him, while still hiding from the rest.  As each new hunter finds the group, he also crowds into the hiding place.  When the last hunter discovers the hiding spot, the game starts over.  The first hunter becomes the hider.


Commanche Give Away
National Capital Area Council


This Commanche games starts with the leaders, or chief drawing a circle on the ground.  The players stand inside the circle, the leader outside.  He throws small sticks (craft sticks are the right size) one at a time into the ring in rapid succession.  The players try to grab as many as they can.  This game taught warriors to be alert and quick.


Beat The Rap
National Capital Area Council


Items needed: A leader, a timer, a scorekeeper, a gavel, and 12 thumbnail sized rocks.

The contestants, one at a time, pick up as many of the dozen rocks that have been placed on the floor as he can in 10 seconds.  He may use only one hand, and the rocks must stay in that hand.  The timer calls “go” to start and “stop” at the end of 10 seconds.  The scorekeeper keeps a record of the rocks picked up and held at the end of that time.  Winner is the one that held the most rocks.


Turkey Feather Relay
National Capital Area Council


Divide the group into relay teams.  First player on each team holds a long turkey feather.  At the signal, each throws his feather, javelin style, toward the finish line.  As soon as it comes to earth, he picks it up and throws it again from that spot.  When it finally crosses the finish line, he picks it up, runs back to, and hands the feather to the next teammate.  Each team should use different colored feathers.  The first team to all cross the finish line and to return to the starting position flaps their arms and gobbles like triumphant turkeys.

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