Volume 5 Issue 12
July 1999

PRE-OPENING ACTIVITY

Guessing Contest
National Capital Area Council

How many "fish eggs" are in the jar? Use marbles or jelly beans for eggs. The winner could get the contents of the jar or some small prize.

Gathering of the Schools
National Capital Area Council

Give each person a cut-out fish. Print the name of the fish on each one so that you have about 8 or 10 bass, swordfish, tuna, catfish, trout, flounder, squid or rockfish. Mix the cutouts so that there won't be two fish of the same kind in a row. Everyone pins these on as they arrive at the pack meeting. To start the activity, tell everyone to find other "fish" of the same kind. See which "school" can assemble first.

Sink The Ship
Trapper Trails Council

Have a large bowl full of water set on a table in the room. In the bowl place a small plastic boat. If you don't have a boat, a Styrofoam bowl or other suitable container can be used. Next to the large bowl have a smaller bowl full of marbles. You could also use small rocks, or other suitable small heavy objects.

The object is to guess how many marbles (rocks, etc.) it will take to sink the ship. Have pieces of paper and pencils available for people to record their guesses. After everyone has had a chance to guess, gather everyone around and put the marbles into the ship one at a time. Keep count and determine how many it took to sink the ship. Determine whose guess was the closest and award an appropriate prize.

Heart of America Council

 

Questions:

1.Flowers
2. Fruit
3. Part of a river
4. Country
5. Small animal
6. A drink
7. Yourself

Answers:

1. Tulips (2 lips)
2. Date
3. Mouth
4. US (in trust)
5. Hare (hair)
6. Tea (t)
7. I (eye)

 

Pre-Opening Game--"Scrambled Sea Critters"
Trapper Trails Council

1. RTTUO  
2. SABS  
3. PUGPY  
4. RAMOY LEE  
5. FLANSEGHSI  
6. PERPANS  
7. NAUT  
8. MALNOS  
9.. DUNRELFO  
1O. WORDSSHIF  
11. DOC  
12. EERKLCAM  
13. LBUE LINARM  
14. CHERP  
15. RAKHS  
16. COOTPSU  
17. RATSSHIF  
18.NIRRGEH  
19. RABC  
20. WINNSMO  
21. ELAHW  
22. QUISD  
23. RACBARDUA  
24. GNIST ARY  
25. SULARW  
26. RABC  
27 STERBOL  
28.NAILS  
29. LLIGLEUB  
30. FERPUF  

Answers: 1 - Trout, 2 - bass, 3 - guppy, 4 - moray eel,
5-angelfish, 6-snapper, 7 - tuna, 8 - salmon, 9 - flounder, 10 - swordfish, 11 - cod 12 - mackerel 13 - blue marlin, 14- perch, 15 - shark, 16 - octopus, 17 - starfish, 18 - herring, 19 - carp, 20 - minnows, 21 -whale, 22 - squid, 23 - barracuda, 24 - sting ray 25 walrus, 26 - crab, 27 - lobster, 28 - snail 29 - bluegill, 30 - puffer

 

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