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Baloo's Bugle

 

November Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 4
December Theme

A Cub Scout Gives Goodwill
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub Achivement #4

 

GAMES

Holiday Present Relay

Chief Seattle Council

Equipment:  One wrapped package for each team

How to Play: Divide into teams.  The first runner of each team runs from the starting line across the room where he unties the wrapped gift.  He runs back to his team and touches the next player in line.  This player then runs to the unwrapped gift and must rewrap it.  He returns to the next teammate and the process begins again.  First team to complete wins.

Pin the Hanukkah Candle

Chief Seattle Council

Materials:

A poster-size menorah

A cardboard candle for each player

How to Play: Draw a menorah on a large sheet of cardboard and tape it to the wall.  From lightweight cardboard or poster board cut out a candle for each player.  The candle represents the shames or candle used to light the eight Hanukkah candles.  Put a pin through the flame of each candle.  Blindfold a Cub Scout and turn him around three times.  He then tries to pin his shames on any of the menorahís candles.  The one who comes closest, wins.

 

 

From Santa's Sack

Chief Seattle Council

Fill a big bag with all sorts of dress‑up clothes, including wigs and funny hats. Players form a large circle around "Santa's Sack". Put on some music and have them start passing a balloon around the circle. When the music stops the one with the balloon runs to the sack, grabs something quickly and puts it on before re≠turning to his place. Continue until the sack is empty then hold a fashion show and judge the most colorful fashion, the funniest fashion, etc. Give everyone a prize.

If You Go To The North Pole With Me...

Chief Seattle Council

This can be used in both Den and Pack Meetings. Group can be di≠vided into smaller groups, which compete or can be done within the den with boys taking turns. The Den Leader chants: "If you go to the North Pole with me, what are the wonders you will see?". Players call out what they might see and then must act out the Scene. More than one boy can help. In the Pack Meeting, each "picture" can be held, forming a living tableau of the North Pole.

You could make a memory game with this title by having the first person name something he would bring.  Then the second person repeats the first item and adds one, and the third names the first two and adds one and so on.  Commissioner Dave

 

Tissue Paper Relay

Chief Seattle Council

Not theme related but I saw it in the Chief Seattle Pow Wow book for this month and thought it was good.  CD

Give each player a drinking straw.  Divide the den into two teams.  Give the first player on each team a square of tissue paper.  On signal, he tries to lift the tissue paper off the table by inhaling through the straw and pass it to the next member of his team without dropping it.  The next player must take the tissue paper using the straw and pass it to the next team member.  If the paper falls, it must be picked up with the straw.

Presents Pantomime

Southern NJ Council

Each boy thinks of a present he would like to give a make-believe friend (or a real friend) and then decides how to act out movements for his chosen present. (For example, if he chose a dog, he could chase his tail around in a circle, give a paw to "shake", or roll over with paws up)  There are no limits on the price, or availability of this pretend present.  The leader should consult with each boy as needed to choose a present and work out the movements.  When all the boys have decided on the presents and movements, have each in turn act out his present and see who can guess what it is.

Trim the Tree

  Southern NJ Council

 Line up the dens for a relay.  Attach large sheets of paper to the opposite wall and give each boy a different colored crayon.  On signal, the first boy runs to his paper and outlines a Christmas tree.  Then the next boy runs up and draws in a stand.  The others draw ornaments or lights.  The first team to trim its tree wins.

 

Hanukkah Peanut Hunt

Southern NJ Council

Buy package of peanuts.  Write K on 4, H on 4, N on 4, U on 4 and A on 4.  Hide all the peanuts, lettered and unlettered, hunt for 5 minutes.

       10 points for greatest number

       5 points for each lettered peanut

       20 points for the enough letters to write HANUKKAH

Pass the Dreidel

Southern NJ Council

 Cubs sit in circle, start music.  Pass the top around the circle.  When the music stops, the Cub holding the dreidel drops out.  Last Cub is the winner.

I get Dreidels every year for my Roundtable from a friend.  The small ones cost about 10 cents.  To find the rules for the Dreidel game and the story of the Dreidel and lots of other Hanukkah games check out the websites listed in Baloo.  Commissioner Dave

Christmas Stocking Contest

Southern NJ Council

Two or more red stocking are hung up, the number depending on the number of contestants you have for each side.  Each boy is provided with a teaspoon and three apples, or tennis balls.  These apples must be picked up off the floor with the spoon, carried to the stocking and dropped into it.  It may be run as a relay, with each runner putting in just one apple, returning and handing the spoon to the next runner.  The apples must be gotten into the stocking without the aid of the extra hand.

Whatís Wrong with Christmas

Southern NJ Council

This is a variation of the classic Kimís game.  It is a good game for den meetings.  On a table or tray place a number of Christmas type objects, such as a candy canes, bell, sprig of holly, etc.  Scatter through these a number of objects that are not a part of Christmas, such as Halloween mask, green shamrock, red heart, hard-boiled egg, etc.  Cover all objects until time to play the game; then remove the cover and give Cub Scouts two minutes to look at all the objects.  Recover all objects, and give each boy a pencil and paper. Ask them to write down all non-Christmas items.  Cub Scout with longest list wins.

 

 


 

 

 

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