GOOD GATHERING ACTIVITIES
- Are age appropriate
- Keep the boys' interest
- Are not complicated
- Are not mandatory
- Can be terminated at any point
- Tested at home first!
Cub Scout Leaders How-To Book
Cub Scout Magic
Boys Life Magazine
Pow Wow Books
Den Chief's Handbook
School "Fun" sheets
Other Cub Scout Leader training:
Cub Scout Leader Basic
Outdoor Webelos Leader (OWL)
Training (NOT just for Webelos Leaders)
Fun pages can include mazes, color pages, crosswords, word searches, school
pages and short answer pages. These are great if you don't have a lot of space
in your meeting room, and they generally require only a pencil or colors. They
can serve a dual purpose if they touch on one of the topics that will be covered
in more detail later on in the meeting. It's actually fun to make some pages
MEMORY TRAY (also known as
Make up a Memory Tray with 12 simple items spaced out on a tray with a cloth
to cover it all. As each scout arrives, give him a piece of paper and a pencil.
Then uncover the tray for him (and him alone) for one full minute (be sure to
time it). He has four minutes to write down what he can remember was on the
tray. Talking is not allowed until ALL scouts have turned in their paper.
Spelling is not an issue. Some suggested items: clothespin, pencil, button,
fork, dime, key, postage stamp, nail, shoelace, ball, bottle cap, lipstick.
Cut up full-page color pictures from magazines. Have at least one puzzle per
scout. As each scout arrives, hand him one to put together. If time permits, let
the scouts exchange puzzles.
HELPS OTHER PEOPLE GAME
As the Tigers and their partners or Cub and Parents arrive, the name of a
famous person, organization that "HELPS OTHER PEOPLE" is pinned on the back of
each person without them seeing the name (or you can use pictures if available).
They must go around the room asking questions of other people to try to guess
who they are. They can only as one-person three questions before they have to go
to another person. Questions must have yes or no for answers. Some ideas for
Martin Luther King
Wizard Of Oz
I am sure you could think of other ideas for other