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July Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 9, Issue 12
August Theme

Circle the Wagons
Webelos Naturalist and Forester
  Tiger Cub Activites



California Gold Rush

York Adams Council

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!

Shoot-out at the OK Corral

Santa Clara County Council

Spread small, 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 prize.

'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.

1.        Climb Rope - climb the rope and touch the 8' mark

2.        Quicksand Bottom - run over six tires, stepping in each one.

3.        Cross the Gulch - swing across ladder/monkey bars, using hands

4.        Over the Cliff - scale a 5' plywood wall

5.        One push-up

6.        One chin-up

7.        Jump the Creek - do a 6’ running broad jump

8.        Dodge the Rattler - standing broad jump (at least 2')

9.        Tunnel Escape - crawl under sticks or through cardboard box for 10'.

The Town Barber

CS Roundtable Leaders’ Guide

Materials - Round Balloons, Shaving Cream, Plastic knives, markers

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

Materials – Large cowboy hat (or baseball cap, if that’s all you have)

See how many playing cards each Scout can toss into the hat from a given distance in 30 seconds.





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