Cub Scout Salute Race
Line up the teams. At "GO", the first man on each team
runs to the judge (one judge is required for each team), snaps to
attention and salutes. Player then returns and touches off next member,
while the judge calls out right or wrong. First team completing a given
number of the correct salutes wins.
Variation 1: Judge keeps the
player until he does the salute correctly. In this case, the first team
Variation 2: Use the Cub Scout sign, handshake,
Promise, Law, Motto, or any combination, instead of the salute. This game
is a natural for new Cub Scouts and their parents. A great way to help
prepare boys for their Bobcat badge.
Cub Scout Dice
You will need: Make dice from large cubes of foam
rubber or blocks of wood. Paint words pertaining to Cub Scouting on the 6
sides of the dice - Tiger Cub, Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Arrow of
Light, Boy Scouts.
How to play: Divide boys into teams. Each team
rolls one die (boys take tuns rolling), trying to match the words on top.
If they match, each team gets two points. If not, the team rolling the
"higher" level of Scouting gets one point.
Equipment: 1 beanbag
The Cubs sit in a circle with the beanbag in the center
and the leader gives them a letter in the order C.U.B.S. all the way round
the circle. The leader calls out one of the letters and all the Cubs with
that letter run right round the outside of the circle and back through
their places into the center - where they try to snatch the beanbag. The
Cub who get the bag is the inner.
This is a great game to start off the new year. It gets
everyone working together right from the get-go. Here's how it
Have everyone gather round in a circle. Have them put
their arms into the center of the circle, close their eyes, and grab onto
two other peoples hands. Now they can open their eyes. Now, without
letting go of each other, they need to untangle the knot they've created.
Leaders, keep an eye out that they don't get frustrated or it could
backfire by having someone get upset at someone else. Otherwise, let them
Contributed by Robert Getz
I'm Den leader for 14 wolf cubs and used a jigsaw puzzle
type game to help them learn the scout promise and the law of the pack. I
wrote out the Promise and law on pieces of two foot by two foot 1/4 inch
masonite. I then used a jigsaw to cut out each word so when I was done
each word was a separate piece of the puzzle. They took turns in groups of
four putting the puzzles together. The groups were timed to see which
group was the fastest to assemble the puzzles. Not only did this help them
learn the promise and the law, It also forced them to work as a team if
they wanted to be the winners. I was able to make two puzzles of each in
about an hour for under $5.00. The puzzles are also good to use at the
beginning of meetings, as boys arrive, to keep them busy until everyone is