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Baloo's Bugle

March 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 8
April 2007 Theme

Theme: Cub Cafe
Webelos: Family Membe & Sportsman
Tiger Cub


Take em outside and play TAG!
Russ, Timucua District
Elbow Tag (circle)

Partners stand scattered over play area, inside arms linked, outside hand on hip.  A runner reaches safety by hooking on to an arm, thus securing a partner.  The other partner must drop off and be chased.  If caught before reaching safety, the runner becomes IT.  If the runner is constantly evading the chaser, the supervisor can call "Switch!" so now the runner becomes the chaser.

Follow Tag

Ask all players to find a partner. One person in each pair is the leader and the other is the follower. The follower must follow as closely as possible (without touching) the leader. The instructor may control the form of locomotion by asking players to skip, walk, run, hop, etc. or the leader may be given the option of choosing or changing the form of locomotion as he chooses with the follower being obligated to do the same as the leader. The leader tries to make it difficult for the follower to follow. And it's always fun to stop abruptly.

Freeze Tag

Children scatter in a designated area of the park. Two children are IT. When the others are touched by IT they freeze. A frozen person may become unfrozen by one of the other children crawling through her/his legs. The object is to try to unfreeze people as fast as they are frozen. If you are frozen three times you also become IT.

Plate Contest
Russ, Timucua District

Have the adult partner try to balance a pie plate on his/her head while the Tiger Cub tries to place three marbles in it. No hands allowed!

Sidewalk Game
Russ, Timucua District

Play this now, then put it away in a safe place for January 2009 when the theme is “A-MAZE-ing Games.”  CD

You'll need a sidewalk, chalk, dice or a spinner.

Choose a stretch of sidewalk for your game board - at least 20 squares.

Using chalk, write directions on some of the squares.

Use your imagination. Suggestions:

Jump ahead two spaces,

Double your spin and move forward,

Go back one space, etc.

Each Tiger and Partner play together.

Roll the dice (or spin the spinner) and advance around the board.  It may be fun to use a pair of big, fuzzy dice for this game,  CD

Follow the directions on the spaces where you land.

Stake a Claim

Russ, Timucua District

  • Each Tiger/Adult team stakes a claim in a park using a 6-foot length of rope and some sticks.
  • Then they list all the nature things found in their area.
  • You can have multiple winners: longest list, shortest list, most unusual item, etc.

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