By John Boom
This year at College of Cub Scouting, I will be teaching a class about teaching using games. Here’s some of the ideas I will be sharing:
|Bear Necessities-Make a list of equipment the group should bring on a campout.||I am going C.A.M.P.I.N.G. What will I bring? Cubbies have to figure out the pattern.|
|Games Tigers Play-Make up a game and play it with your den.
Paws of Skill-Talk about sportsmanship.
Castaway-Invent a game using simple rules.
Game Design-Create a game, play it, teach another.
|Have random game pieces. Make up a game. Share how to play. Play the game.|
|Bobcat||Scout Oath||Scout Oath Tag. Everyone is it. If you are tagged you have to repeat the scout oath.|
|Bobcat||Scout Law||Have each point of the scout law scrambled. See if they can unscramble each.|
|Bobcat||Scout Law||Divide into small groups. Give each group the letters of a word in the scout law. They have 1 minute to come up with as many words within that word as they can. The group that gets the most words wins.|
|Bobcat||Bobcat Badge General||Play Simon Says using the different scout signs and symbols.|
|Wolf||Running with the Pack–Do two of the following: frog leap, inchworm, kangaroo, crab walk.||Play follow the leader.|
|Wolf||Adventures in Coins||Coin scavenger hunt. They have to find the coins and find the parts of the coins.|
|Wolf||Collections and Hobbies–Begin a collection of 10 items that have in common.||Each group has 10 items they have to describe what they all have in common and share.|
|Paws of Skill–Make an obstacle course. Run the course and see if your time improves. Complete an obstacle course using a marble.
Develop an awareness of the challenges of the blind.
|Using the game pieces on your table, make a finger obstacle course and run it. Then try it with a marble.
After practicing on your finger obstacle course a few times. Try it blind with your friends guiding you.
|Webelos/Arrow Of Light||Art Explosion–Make a sculpture.||Use the materials on your table to make a sculpture.|
|Webelos/Arrow of Light||Movie Making–Make a movie||Use the materials on your table to tell a story. If you have a phone, film it.|
Ideas by John Boom