This ranks pretty high on my list of Scout games. On a recent trip we retreated to a cabin for a few hours when it started raining. The Scouts played this game too many time to count! The scenario presented to them is that A highly radioactive isotope has been discovered and it must be…continue reading
Here’s another idea to put in your file of Scout Games – we’ve had great fun with this one by creating a maze of chairs and tables for the ship to navigate, or as an inter-patrol competition. It’s a foggy night at sea, a ship full of passengers must reach a safe harbor. The captain is steering the ship through…continue reading
Here’s a game recommended by Walter Underwood named after Scouting’s own John Thurman, you can find it in this list of games (pdf file) Equipment: For each patrol, a Scout stave or broomstick handle Procedure: The patrols line up in relay formation, with the patrol leader of each holding the stave about 5 feet in front…continue reading
Here’s a game to help Scouts with requirements that have a number of things to remember or identify For example First Class rank requirement 6: Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of native plants found in your community. For this particular requirement you’ll need to know how to identify ten native plants. Not…continue reading
I must admit that every once in a while I cannot resist this bit of fun (so long as it is not demeaning my Scouts). There's no 'butt' to this joke and everyone ends up laughing. Bring a box or bag of chocolate covered raisins on your next camp out. Get up early and…continue reading
Here's a great idea from The Trainers Corner blog: A game backpack is filled with games and various items for quick game ideas. As you can see from the picture, which has some of the contents of my backpack, there’s a lot of things that can be turned into games. Among the contents are balls,…continue reading
Kim’s Game is a game of observation and memory. In Rudyard Kipling’s 1901 novel Kim the hero, Kim, plays the game as a part of his training as a spy. Kim spends a month in Simla, India at the home of Mr. Lurgan, who runs a jewel shopas a cover for his real work as a…continue reading
Kubb – (pronounced kewb) is a Swedish lawn game that combines the accuracy of horseshoes with the strategy of chess. It could become a runaway favorite game with your Scouts. Individuals or teams can play Kubb so it is an ideal inter-patrol competition. How to play KubbDirections on making your own Kubb set.
I didn’t come up with the name, the Scouts did. The real name of this game is something like "swat-em" but it is one of our Scout’s favorites. All that is needed are two swatters made of rolled-up sections of newspaper wrapped with duct tape, about 10-15 foot square area of clear floor or ground,…continue reading
Whether an athletic competition, ritual practice, or casual the tug-of-war tradition is many centuries old. The United States Tug of War Association web page features an interesting history of the sport, an official event in early Olympic Games. We are fortunate to own a 30 foot length of nylon rope that was once used on…continue reading
A humane containment structure for cub scouts has been developed after years of experimentation. The prototype shown here was successful in containing several cubs for a minute or more and should be a boon to harried den leaders.