Hand out sheets of paper with the words "California Gold
Rush" at the top and tell everyone to see how many words they can get from the
letters. Make sure you have some kind of gold nuggets to give out as a reward
for the highest word counts!
at the OK Corral
Santa Clara County Council
inexpensive plastic bugs on the sidewalk and have Scouts shoot at the bugs
with squirt guns. Anyone who moves a bug with the stream of water gets to keep
it. Or, cut out silhouettes of animals from tissue paper, affix them to a
fence and let each kid shoot one. Putting a hole through a target wins a
'49er's Obstacle Course
National Capital Area Council
Set up the following stations and man them with
adults or Den Chiefs who can give each boy a gold nugget (painted rock or
piece of wrapped candy) if he performs the test required. Let the boys all
try as they arrive.
Climb Rope - climb the rope and touch the 8' mark
Quicksand Bottom - run over six tires, stepping in
Cross the Gulch - swing across ladder/monkey bars,
Over the Cliff - scale a 5' plywood wall
Jump the Creek - do a 6’ running broad jump
Dodge the Rattler - standing broad jump (at least
Tunnel Escape - crawl under sticks or through
cardboard box for 10'.
The Town Barber
CS Roundtable Leaders’
Round Balloons, Shaving Cream, Plastic knives,
Blow up the balloons. Draw a cowboy face on each
balloon using the marker.
As each Scout arrives have him spread shaving
cream on the face. Then shave the face using the plastic knife. See who can
get all the shaving cream off without bursting the balloon.
Ten Gallon Hat Toss
CS Program Helps
Large cowboy hat (or baseball cap, if that’s all
See how many playing cards each Scout can toss
into the hat from a given distance in 30 seconds.