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1Foot Square
Outdoors Equipment: Per Six: 1 magnifying glass; pencil; paper; rope Formation: Sixes Put the group into their Sixes. Place a box or object over a piece of ground approximately ...

30 Inch Dash
Formation – Individual Equipment – string, marshmallows Game – Thread the string through the marshmallows. Have the string tacked on the wall with the marshmallow ...

50 Stars Relay Race
Divide the group into equal teams, each lined up a few feet away from the table. Place a bowl on the table for each team. Lay 50 cutout paper stars ...

A Christmas Telegram
Have everyone write down the word Christmas leaving a space after each letter. Then allow ten minutes for all players to compose a telegram, the first word beginning with C, ...

A Little Inconvenience
Water game, outdoors. Equipment: 1 soccer ball; 2 innertubes; 1 waterball; 2 water basketball hoops; blindfolds; string. Formation: teams. The object of this game is to allow players to experience the sensation of ...

A Trip To Rome
The player who is "It" walks around saying, "I am going to Rome. Haven't you a gift for me? The other players each hand him some awkward object, e.g. lamp, ...

ABC Ship
Indoors Equipment: 5 beans for each Cub Formation: Circle The Pack sits in a circle with the leader. Starting with the Cub on the leader's left each Cub has ...

ABC Song
Practice the tune for the Alphabet song. Once the players know it, change the words to sing a nursery rhyme. For example, sing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” to the ...

Above and 02
Indoors Equipment: None Formation: Circle Arrange the players in a circle. Call out the names of things that are found above the ground or below. For example: Strawberries grow ...

Above And Below01
Formation – Group Circle Equipment – none Game: Arrange the players in a circle. Call out the names of things that are found either above the ...

Air Pressure Experiment
You need two drinking straws and a small bottle filled with water. Have a boy put both straws in his mouth, with the end of one straw in the water ...

Airlift
Outdoors Equipment: A supply of apples Formation: Teams Divide the group into two equal teams. In a yard or park, mark out a large rectangular area. One end of ...

Akela Leader of the Wolves
Mark a 4-foot-diameter circle on the ground or floor. Akela stands in the center. One by one, the other "wolves" (Cub Scouts) try to push or pull her or him ...

Aliens
Equipment: Craft supplies (such as toilet paper tubes, scissors, yarn, eyes, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, glue, tape, etc.)To Play: Give the players ten minutes to create an alien. Variation: Give ...

Alphabet Songs
Choose a letter of the alphabet. Starting at that letter, a player names a well-known song whose title begins with that letter. Proceed through the alphabet until someone is stumped. ...

Alphabet Test
Formation – circle Equipment – none Game: Start by having the first girl saying a word beginning with the first letter of the alphabet. Then each ...

Alphabet Treasure Hunt
Formation – Individual Equipment – paper and pencils / pens Game – Give the girls paper marked with the letters of the alphabet down the side. ...

Amoeba Race
This game from Science Is...takes a lot of cooperation. Explain that an amoeba is one of the tiniest, simplest animals on earth - a microscopic one-celled animal that lives in ...

Animal Over Population
Formation – Special Equipment – None Game – This activity is intended to be a simple but powerful way for students to grasp some ...

Animal Themed Games
Animal Calls: Boys see who can do the best animal impersonations. Can be for fun or judged for prizes.Animal Relay: Each member of a team is allocated a different animal. ...

Animammal Conference
Indoors Equipment: Construction paper; scissors Formation: Pairs Each person is given a cut-out piece of construction paper with the name of an animal (e.g. mouse; long tail). The group ...

Art Consequences
Semi-active, indoors Equipment: Per six: 1 piece of paper, 1 pencil. Formation: Relay. The first player in each group walks to the end of the playing area, picks up the pencil and draws ...

Art Contests
Boys design projects or posters on a particular subject for fun or to be judged. ...

Art Relay
Equipment needed: three coloured felt pens for each team, masking tape, sheets of newspaper. Divide boys into six or eight-man teams. In front of each team a large piece of newspaper ...

Artful Cars
Have a car show and race. Have each boy decorate a toy car (Hot Wheel/Matchbox size). You can supply one, or he can use his own. These can be decorated ...

Artists
Players sit round a table, each with paper and pencil. The right-hand Scout draws a picture, in separate firm strokes, of an ordinary figure or head, putting in his strokes ...

Australian Circle Game
A player stands in the centre of a circle, holding a tennis ball. He tries to throw this ball to someone in the circle who will drop it. Another ball ...

BacktoBack Balloon Bursting
Indoors Equipment: A supply of balloons Formation: Pairs Pick teams of two parents or Cubs from each Six. Have the pairs stand in a line, back to back, with ...

Bag Of Clothes
Formation – Teams Equipment – enough ‘bigger’ cloths to suit one person per each team. Game: Have one girl on the team line up on the opposite ...

Bag Play
Divide the group into two or three teams. Give each team a bag filled with an assortment of scrap items found around the house and backyard. For example, the bag ...

Bagged Heads
Type: Pack Equipment: Bell for each Six or stones in tins. Paper bag for each Cub or can use scarf for blindfold. Cubs sit together with bags over ...

Bagheeras Eyes
This is an observation game. Divide the den into two teams. Give each team a dozen or more common articles-pencil, ball, card, toy truck, Cub Scouting book, jackknife, paper clip, ...

Balancing Pepito
Download the image of Pepito and enlarge the parrot to about nine by six inches. Use the pattern to cut two parrots from cardboard of posterboard. Tape two pennies to ...

Ball Over
Indoors Equipment: 1 soccer ball or volley ball Formation: Teams Draw a line to divide the area and have two teams take positions on either side. Players must not ...

Ball Pass
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: 1 ball Formation: Circle The Pack forms a circle and one Cub has the ball. He passes it to the neighbour on his left and immediately starts ...

Ball Tag
"It" must touch the other player by throwing a ball. "It" must pick up the ball himself after it has been thrown. ...

Balloon Balance
Active, outdoors/indoors Equipment: Per team: 1 big balloon; 1 small balloon. Formation: Relay. Divide the group into teams of six to eight players. Each team is given one large and one small balloon. The ...

Balloon Baseball
Active, outdoors/indoors. Equipment: Balloons, balloon baseball markers. Formation: teams. Players are divided into two teams. Each team designates a pitcher who pitches to his own team. Each batter gets two pitches to hit a ...

Balloon Basketball
Indoors Equipment: A small supply of balloons; 2 boxes or wastepaper baskets for goals Formation: Teams Use a balloon for the ball and boxes or wastepaper baskets for the goals. ...

Balloon Batting Relay
This game may be played by two or more teams. Arrange teams in parallel lines with teammates spaced about 15 feet apart. On signal, the first player on each team ...

Balloon Battle
Type: Team game Equipment: Balloon Divide the Pack into three teams. Mark three bases on the floor. The balloon is hit by hand, and when it is hit ...

Balloon Battle Royal
Indoors Equipment: A supply of balloons; string Formation: Scatter or circle Arrange all the players in a large circle or scattered around the room, each with a balloon hanging ...

Balloon Bursting
Indoors Equipment: 1 balloon; uninflated, per Cub Formation: Scatter Give each Cub a balloon to blow up. The first one to break his balloon wins. Have them try this with ...

Balloon Busting
Give each player a balloon, inflated to standard size. These are tied onto a rear belt loop of each player with a piece of string about 6" long. Each player ...

Balloon Crab Ball
Indoors Equipment: A supply of balloons Formation: Teams Establish two goal lines, 40' apart. Divide the players into two teams and have them sit on the goal lines facing ...

Balloon Crab Walk
Formation: Form teams in single lines Equipment: Balloons (have plenty on hand) Game: Each team is to line up in single file. The first person is ...

Balloon Darts
Indoors Equipment: A supply of balloons; darts; a backboard Formation: Lines Hang an inflated balloon in front of a backstop. See that the players take turns in throwing darts ...

Balloon Fan Race
Formation: Form teams in single lines (indoor only game) Equipment: Balloons (have plenty on hand), card board fan. Game: Give each team 2 fans. The first ...

Balloon Football
Indoors Equipment: A supply of balloons Formation: Teams The Cubs form two teams and sit on the floor facing each other, their legs stretched out so that their feet ...

Balloon Kangaroo
Formation: Form a line Equipment: Balloons (have plenty on hand) Game: This is just like sack races but each girl must ...

Balloon Passing
Give each team a balloon inflated to about six inches in diameter. On signal, the first player on each team tucks the balloon under his chin and, without using his ...

Balloon Pop
Formation: Can be teams or singles Equipment: Balloons (have plenty on hand) Game: This game requires the player to blow up ...

Balloon Push Ball
Indoors Equipment: Balloons Formation: Teams Divide the group into two teams and station them at opposite ends of the room. Toss a balloon up in the centre of the ...

Balloon Relay
Formation: Form teams in single lines Equipment: Balloons (have plenty on hand) Game: Arrange the teams in parallel lines. ...

Balloon RoundUp
Materials: a large box, 4 different colors of balloons-one for each playerTo Play: Divide the group into 4 different teams of equal numbers of participants. Each team is given a ...

Balloon Stampede
Type: Pack Game Equipment: Balloon for each player Each player has a balloon tied to his ankle. The object is to tread on and burst the other players' ...

Balloon Volley
You’ll need one inflated balloon and one 4-5 ft stick, pole or broom for every 5 players. Give each player a number from 1-5. Players 1 and 3 hold the ...

Balloon Volleyball
Indoors Equipment: Balloons; rope to stretch across the room Formation: Teams Stretch a string across the room and divide the players into two teams, placing them on either side ...

Banana Relay
Semi-active, indoors/outdoors. Equipment: 1 banana per boy. Formation: relay. Line up the boys in relay formation, facing each other, and give each boy a banana. He must keep his right hand behind him ...

Banana Split Slide
Everyone remembers their very first slip and slide out in the yard on a hot summer day. Here's a variation. Get approximately 50 feet of plastic tarp and items that ...

Barefoot Marble Relay
The Cub Scouts remove their shoes and socks. Place two marbles on the starting line in front of each team. On signal, the first player on each team grasps a ...

Baseball In Sacks
An ordinary game of baseball is played with each member wearing a sack. ...

Baseball Strike Zone
Required: Plywood painted baseball game board, Fun Gripper Baseballs For serious ball throwers you can have something set up for them but for those little ones you might want to ...

Bat Ball
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: Soccer or volleyball Formation: Teams Any outdoor area or gymnasium will do. Mark a home base in the middle of a 40 - 50' end line. Then ...

Bat the Balloon
Semi-active, indoors. Equipment: Balloons. Formation: Relay. Teams line up with members standing side by side, separated by the distance obtained when players stretch their arms sideways. Fingertips should touch ...

Bawl Game
Player who makes the most noise for a given period of time wins. ...

Bean N Spoon Relay
Formation –Teams Equipment – one plastic spoon, (x) beans, 2 cups per team Game: After each team is lined up, give the first person in each ...

Bean and Straw Relay
Semi-active, indoors. Equipment: Per Six: 15 beans, 2 containers, 1 straw per boy. Formation: Relay. Have the first player in each line pick up a bean with a soda straw, carry it ...

Bean Bag Relay
Formation – Teams Equipment – Bean Bags Game: Divide each team in half, putting one half of the team on one side of the room, and ...

Beanbag Medley
Formation – Teams Equipment – beanbags Game: At the start, each girl places a beanbag on her head. On the signal, they must walk to the ...

Beating the Bounds
Indoors Equipment: 4 oil drums or metal pails or metal chairs; 2 large tent pegs or sticks Formation: Teams The Pack divides into two teams, each with a stick. ...

Bee Battle
Formation – 10’ Circle Equipment – Tape, foam cup, chalk Game: Draw a 10’ circle on the black top. Have 2-8 players with their arms ...

Beret
Country - France Formation – Teams Equipment – beret or scarf Game – The girls split into two equal teams, and form two lines opposite from each ...

Bicycle Polo
Use croquet mallets and balls. If on paved area, use chair legs as hoops; set up larger than usual croquet course. Divide boys into groups of four to six for ...

Bicycle Relay
Type: Pack Equipment: Nil Pack in spoke formation in Sixes. The Leader tells a story about a Cub going of somewhere on a bicycle. Every time there is ...

Bicycle Trip
Players sit in a circle and are assigned the names of bike parts. (i.e. chain, wheel, spoke, handle bar, etc.) The storyteller (usually the den or pack leader) tells a ...

Big Lantern Little Lantern Oke chochin chichai chochin
Country - Japan Formation – Circle Equipment – none Game – One player is ‘it’. She turns to her neighbor on either her right or left, and ...

Bird Or Animal
The chief imitates the sound of a bird or animal and the players, standing in a circle, try to guess what the sound is. The brave who guesses correctly is ...

Birds Fly
The leader tells the boys to flap their arms up and down when he names something that flies. When he mentions something that doesn't fly, they must hold still. Those ...

Black Hole
Equipment: Flying saucers (Staple or glue the rim of a paper bowl to the center of the bottom of a paper plate, then staple or glue another plate to the ...

Black Knots
All players have a piece of rope. Assign a specific knot. Shut out lights for a specified time and see how adept group is in the darkness. Vary knots called ...

Black Magic
Materials needed: none Play: The leader chooses a helper before the game, who understands how the trick works. While in the group, the leader chooses the helper. The helper leaves ...

Blast Off
Cub Scouts sit in chairs scattered around the room. Each is given the name of a planet - Venus, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Earth, etc. One boy is picked to be ...

Blind Balloon Volleyball
Indoors Equipment: 1 volleyball net; 1 blanket to cover net; 1 referee per balloon Formation: Teams Teams of four or more people line up in volleyball fashion on either ...

Blind Drawing
Formation – Spread out at tables or chairs Equipment – drawing paper and crayons Game: You can either split the girls up ...

Blind Man Hop
This is played like Blind Man's Bluff, except that all but the "blind man" must hop. Any player who puts both feet to the ground becomes the "blind man". ...

Blind Tag
Type: Circle Game Equipment: Nil Form a large circle, facing inwards, and have two Cubs blindfolded. These two are started from opposite sides of the circle, on the ...

Blindmans Bluff
Indoors Equipment: 1 chair per person; 1 blindfold Formation: Circle 'It' is blindfolded and stands in the centre of a seated circle while the players change seats. 'It' now ...

Blindmans Knot
The squad is blindfolded. The leader passes down the line, holding a piece of cord knotted in one of the familiar knots. Each boy may finger it for ten seconds ...

Block and Tackle Experiment
This simple apparatus shows how block and tackle increases power. You need two lengths of broomstick and a length of clothesline. Fasten one end of the line to one of ...

Blow Ball
Formation – 2-4 players at a small table Equipment – 1 ping-pong ball Game: Have the girls sit ...

Blow Hard Trick
Place three small bits of paper on the back of your hand. Let anyone select one of the pieces. Claim that you can control your breath so as to only ...

Blow Blow Blow
Indoors Equipment: 1 jack-o'-lantern; 1 candle; 2 blindfolds Formation: Teams Form two teams - the 'ghosts' and the 'witches'. Take a grinning jack-o'-lantern with a glowing candle and place ...

Blowin In The Wind
Materials needed: A fan, artificial leaves (craft store), 2 child size plastic rakes, and a watch with a second hand. Scatter the leaves on the ground. Divide the boys into ...

Bones
o Boil, clean, and dry chicken bones. o Press in clay and let dry. o Using a hammer and nail have the boys carefully chip away the clay without damaging ...

Book Quiz
Type: Sixes Circle Equipment: A book, pencil and paper for each Six. Have the Cubs in their Sixes in a circle. Pass the book round the circle and ...

Bottle Clothespin
Formation – Line Equipment – a canning jar or suitable open-mouthed container and clothespins Game: Have the girls line up behind the jar. Give each ...

Bowling On The Green
Play this game on a smooth, close-cut lawn. Croquet balls or wooden balls made especially for this game may be used. Each player has two of these balls, called "bowls." ...

Box Code Writing
All good wizards have their own special codes for writing down their spells. We will teach you some of the basics -- then you can create some of your own ...

Boxes A Game For Buddies
In this game opponents compete to make the greatest number of boxes out of a dot grid. To begin, players draw a square grid of 16 dots with four even ...

Boxing Blindfolded
For this game, you need two pair of boxing gloves, two blindfolds and two people to prepare the two boxers. Take the two boys to the centre of the ring, ...

Bricklayers Relay
Active, outdoors/indoors Equipment: Per team: 1 hard hat; 1 dustpan; 1 flag; 3 or more 'bricks' - stones, pieces of styrofoam, blocks of wood. Formation: Relay. Divide the group into teams. Have them ...

British Bull dog
One or two of the bigger players take position in centre of room, facing group. At "Go," the entire group charges and tries to reach the other side of the ...

Broken Chain
Formation – Teams Equipment – none Game: Line up each team behind a single line. On the signal, have the girls run in single file, ...

Brothers
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: None Formation: Two circles, one inside the other Divide the Cubs into groups. Group A forms the inner circle facing outward and group b the outer circle ...

Brownies
Formation – Group Circle Equipment – none Game: Have the girls form a circle. Select a girl to start a story. At anytime as the story ...

Bucket games
Scouts see a series of buckets in a line, they are told that there are treats under the bucket that is exactly 60 ft. away. They are instructed to stand ...

Bucket Relay
Active, outdoors Equipment: Per Six: 1 bucket half-filled with water; 1 empty bucket. Formation: relay. On 'Go', the first player runs to the other end of the playing area where the buckets have ...

Bug Bite Tag
One person is IT (the "bug"). Whenever someone is tagged by the bug, they must hold a bandage (their hand) on the spot where they were tagged (bitten by the ...

Burst the Balloon
Outdoors/indoors Equipment: 30-40 balloons; pencil and paper for the scorekeeper Formation: Scatter The balloons are blown up and scattered on the floor. Players stand in scatter formation. On 'GO', the ...

Button Stringing
Formation – single or paired team Equipment – buttons (a bunch), string Game: Provide each player with an assortment of about two dozen buttons and a ...

Buzz Circle Game
Form a circle (big as you need). Objective is to be the last person left in the circle. The game is played by counting around the circle from one person ...

BuzzBomb Balloon
Indoors Equipment: 1 uninflated balloon per Cub Formation: Line Have everyone inflate a balloon and release it in the direction of a target on the floor. Score 1 point ...

By One Twos etc
Call out numbers beginning with one.  Have group members gather by the numbers.  Those who don’t fit into a group are out.  When the group becomes one large group, then ...

CUBS
Equipment: 1 beanbag Formation: circle 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 ...

Cage
Groups must construct a cage from staves, sisal and rope large enough to hold a small boy from another group. The boy in the cage must escape within one minute. ...

Camel Race
Type: Contest Agility Equipment: Nil Groups of three Cubs. One is the head, another makes the back and holds the waist of the 'head', the third is the ...

Camp Golf
Groundsheets folded to about 3' square represent holes and tin plates represent balls. Lay out the golf course as desired to include hedges and streams as obstacles. If a plate ...

Can You See Them
Type: Pack Equipment: Twenty small objects, and lists of them for all players The objects should be placed in a room so that they are in full view, ...

Candy Land
Formation – Group Circle Equipment – paper plate, plenty of candy Game: have the girl’s forma circle facing inward sitting on the ground. Start a ...

Captain Zoom I
The Adventures of Captain Zoom, Space ____________ (NOUN). Captain Zoom is a superhero who wears a/an ____________ (COLOR) cape and a/an____________ (COLOR) suit of long underwear. He has his own ...

Captain Zoom II
One day Captain Zoom heard that a group of ____________ (A NATIONALITY) --____________ (PLURAL NOUN) had been picked up by some little green ____________ (PLURAL NOUN) who were in a ...

Captain Zoom III
After zapping everything he could see around his spaceship with his Alpha Particle Disintegrator ____________ (NOUN), Captain Zoom began to explore the ____________ (ADJECTIVE) planet Hang-On. Hang-On had a/an ____________ ...

Captain Zoom IV
"Although I cannot be your ____________ (NOUN) King, " Captain Zoom told the ____________ (ADJECTIVE) natives of Hang-On, “I will be your ____________ (NOUN). And I will ____________ (VERB [PRESENT ...

Capture the Flag
Evening game, outdoors Equipment: 2 handmade flags on staffs 2' long; 2 different coloured sets of arm or headbands made of crepe paper. Formation: teams. Divide the group into two teams. Identify each ...

Capture The Fort
Divide players into two sides: Attackers and Defenders. Defenders form a circle, holding hands and facing outward, with their captain in the center. Attackers surround the fort at about eight or ten ...

Capture the Fort
Divide the players into two sides: Attackers and Defenders. Defenders form a circle, holding hands and facing outward, with their captain in the center. Attackers surround the fort from a ...

Card Toss
Formation – Sitting in a chair Equipment – bucket and a deck of cards Game: Place the bucket around 6ft from the chair. Have the player ...

Cardbord Box Car Race
Have each boy get a cardboard box and decorate it like a car. Set up a race course for the boys to drive their cars through. Make it challenging with ...

Cat And Mouse01
Formation – Group Circle Equipment – none Game: Have the girls form a circle and select one player to be the mouse (and place her inside ...

Cat and Mouse02
Indoors Equipment: Whistle Formation: None The Pack lines up in 4 or 5 lines, each line of Cubs joining hands across. One Cub is chosen as 'Cat' and another ...

Cats Tail
Indoors Equipment: A supply of coloured yarn, 2 colours, one for each team Formation: Teams To get your Cubs in the Hallowe'en mood, try this game. Hide several pieces ...

Catapult Experiment
Catapult Experiment -Use a ruler and an eraser or other soft projectile. Have a boy strike the short end of the ruler. How far did the projectile go? Now have ...

Catch Ball
Type: Pack game Equipment: Large ball Each sixer has to stay within his own six corner and the others pass a ball about. No one may run with ...

Catch It
Type: Arrow Activity Equipment: Three or Four Balls Cubs in a large circle with three or four in the centre with a ball each. Ones in the centre ...

Catch the Balloon
Indoors Equipment: 3 or 4 balloons Formation: Circle Arrange the players in a circle on the floor and have them number off. Put the highest number in the centre ...

Catch the Dragons tail
Materials needed: handkerchief, Chinese music, cassette or CD player Play: The boys line up in a single line, each holding onto the waist of the boy in front. The boy ...

Catch The Snake
The snake is a piece of rope several yards long. One player who is "It" holds an end and drags the rope about, so that the snake writhes over the ...

Caterpillar Race
It is best to run this race outdoors on soft ground. If you try it on a hard floor, it will be hard on the hands and knees. Divide the ...

Caterpillar Relay
Formation – Teams Equipment – None Game – Each team forms a line and each girl must hold onto the waist of the girl in ...

Centipede Race
Line up teams of 8, 12 or 16 boys each. Have the first four boys on each team straddle a broomstick with only their left hands grasping the broom. On ...

Centre Catch
Players form a circle with arm's-length spacing. "It" stands inside the circle. The players pass a basketball, play ball or football from one to the other. "It" attempts to touch ...

Chair Basketball
Indoors Equipment: 1 chair per person; 1 set of headbands for one team; inflated round balloons; 2 score cards Formation: Circle-sitting on chairs- alternating teams Divide the group into ...

Chair Pass Ball
Indoors Equipment: Soccer ball or volley ball; whistle Formation: Teams The Cubs form two teams. A firm chair is placed at either end of the room as a goal ...

Charades
Players act out the syllables of a word or phrase while the others try to guess what it is. Divide the den into two teams. Write a word or phrase ...

Checker Relay
Scouts race up and down the hall in relay fashion, with a pile of 6 checkers balanced on the back of one hand. They are not allowed to steady the ...

Chinese Laundry
Hang small articles of clothing on a clothesline, fastening them with ordinary clothespegs. Players toss rings at the pegs. If they succeed in circling one, they win the suspended article.   ...

Chinese Wall
Materials needed: masking tape or rope, measuring tape Play: Players line up along one side of the gym. Two parallel lines of masking tape are made down the center of ...

Christmas Handshake
Give each boy five Christmas cards or seals. On signal each boy introduces himself to five parents other than his own. Each time he must leave a card or seal ...

Christmas Stocking Contest
Two or more red stocking are hung up, the number depending on the number of contestants you have for each side.  Each boy is provided with a teaspoon and three ...

Circle Ball
Formation – Group Circle Equipment – Bouncy ball Game: Have the girls form a circle with their legs spread out so that they are touching ...

Circle Twisted
Required: Music, sound system with microphones, platform Players: Medium to large groups Have youth group leaders get all participants standing and forming two circles. One of the circles should be inside ...

Circles
Players scatter throughout the room. Leader blows several blasts on a whistle. If there are four blasts, the players must get into groups of four, hands joined and held high. ...

Circular Pillar Ball
Type: Team Equipment: Two balls The game caters for a large crown in a reasonably small space. The players arrange themselves as shown in the diagram. The attackers, ...

Cleanliness Tag
Type: Boomerang Equipment: Nil Four boys from the Pack are chosen to be 'It'. One is called a Toothbrush, another Nailbrush, the third Hairbrush and the last Shoe ...

Cleanup Sponge Game
Announce a reward for the scout that returns the “last” sponge to the bag. They will be beating the bushes for every last sponge. :] This also works for litter ...

Clear the Deck
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: None Formation: Group The four sides of the room are given names, i.e., 'Clear the deck!'; 'Man the boat!'; 'Shore leave!'; 'In the galley!'. When the leader calls ...

Clodhopper Race
A series of pieces of paper are placed in a circle after a team member is blindfolded. The team member must step on each piece of paper following directions from ...

Clothespin Mixer
Equipment: Clip-on clothespins - 3 or 4 for each person Give everyone 3 or 4 clothespins. Tell them that the object of the game is to get rid of their ...

Clown Walk
Players are evenly divided into two teams. A starting line and finish line about 30 feet apart are marked. Each team forms a unit by holding hands, interlocking arms, riding ...

Cockfights
Two Cub Scouts hold their left ankle behind them with their left hand and keep their right arm close to their side. The arm must not be used to strike ...

Collecting Cocoons
At this time of year caterpillars that will become moths and butterflies can be found on trees and bushes. So can cocoons, the next statge in the life of a ...

Collection Relay
Type: Relay Equipment: Nil The course is marked out as shown in the diagram above. The leader runs from the start line over the line AB. He then ...

Colour Blind
Put out all the lights and ask all players to find an object of a certain colour. Set a time limit, Points are awarded on basis of correctness of colour ...

ColourAsYouGo Turtle
Manitoba Council's Beaver Tales passed along this hunt idea. Make a big turtle as illustrated and after checking the route of your next nature walk, put into each section of ...

Come Along
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: None Formation: Circle All the Cubs stand in a circle with their right arms outstretched with one Cub outside. He runs round the outside of the circle ...

Comet Ball
Equipment: Tennis ball, nylon stocking, large playing areaTo Play: Put the ball in the toe of the stocking and tie a knot behind it to secure it, leaving a long ...

Commando Course
Active, indoors/outdoors Equipment: Per team: 1 6' pole; 1 small bike tire; 1 bowling pin; 2 balloons per team member; 2 chairs; rope to tie ankles. Formation: relay. Divide the group into ...

Compass Golf
Bury a small tin can in the centre of a large circle marked on the ground. Mark North, South, East and West with small pegs on the circle's circumference. These ...

Compass Hike
Formation – Hiking Equipment – Compasses Game – Have one troop go and (using the compass) lay out the hike giving directions by compass ...

Compass Point Contest
Make two compass boards by drawing a circle on a piece of cardboard (one for each compass board) and securing it to a wooden board with brads at each of ...

Compass Relay
Line up teams in relay formation, parallel to each other. Opposite each team a compass is drawn on the floor, the points indicated but only the North lettered. The leader ...

Consequences
Give each boy a pencil and paper and have him draw the head of a man, woman, or child. After he draws the head, he folds the paper so that ...

Consumers Report
Semi-active, indoors Equipment: Per team: 1 balloon; 1 bib; 1 bowl of soda crackers; 1 orange, peeled; 1 bottle of pop; 1 bowl of peanuts; 1 straw ...

Cotton Ball Relay
Formation – Teams Equipment – Plastic spoons, a bag of cotton balls, and an empty bag. Game: Each team member is given a plastic spoon. The ...

Count to Ten
All players stand on one line except one player who is it. "It" stands with his back to the other players on a goal line about 30 to 35 feet ...

Cover the Chair
Indoors Equipment: 1 chair per Cub Formation: Circle Have the players seated in a circle and select one to be 'it'. He stands in the circle leaving his chair ...

Crab Relay
Formation – Teams Equipment – none Game: Line the teams up for a relay. Have the first player in line sit on the floor with his ...

Crazy Artist Game
Divide the den into two teams for a relay drawing contest. Provide each team with a piece of crayon or a marking pen. Place two large pieces of paper or ...

Creating Critters
Indoors Equipment: Scissors; construction paper; glue Formation: Small groups Divide players into small groups. Give each group a pair of scissors, glue and a variety of colours of construction ...

Creature Symphony
This noisy idea comes from the binder Science Is..., by Susan V. Bosak. Sit players in a circle and move around it whispering the name of a different animal in everyone's ...

Creeping Past
Type: Pack Equipment: Blindfold One player is blindfolded near one end of the room, the rest, one at a time try to come from the other end as ...

Crooks
Type: Pack Equipment: Nil Each Leader is a crook with a funny name. They are spread out over a wide area, and each team of cubs is given ...

Crossing America Obstacle Course
Statue of Liberty - Each boy is given a small amount of foil in order to make a liberty torch.Go West Young Man - Each boy is given a pretend ...

Crows and Cranes
Divide Cub Scouts into two teams. Teams line up facing each other about a yard apart. One team is the Crows and the other the Cranes. Mark off a baseline ...

Crystals
Heat one-fourth of a glass of water in a pan. Stir in three or four teaspoonfuls of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) until no more will dissolve. Remove pan from fire ...

Cub Car Races
Use cardboard boxes as cars. Dens should decorate their vehicles. One lap equals a trip around the room. Pit stops mandatory. Change tires (remove shoes and put them back on). ...

Cub Scout Salute Race
A great way to help prepare boys for their Bobcat badge. Line up the teams. At "GO", the first man on each team runs to the judge (one judge is ...

Cub Scout Salute Relay
For this relay race, divide the boys up into teams. You can have however many teams you want, but 2 to 4 is probably best. Everyone starts at certain point, ...

Cub Scout Word Scramble
Ideas: • You can put these all on a sheet of paper for unscrambling and have everyone work alone or in pairs. • You can give those coming into your ...

Cup Race
Thread paper cups onto a cord stretched between chairs, or posts. Each team member blows cone to the end of the cord, brings it back; next boy does the same. ...

Dairy Fruits And Vegetables
Formation – circle Equipment – none Game: One person sits in the center of the circle and calls out ‘Dairy’, ‘Fruit’, or ‘Vegetable’. At ...

Dampeners
Type: Pack Equipment: Two wet sponges or rages Two Cubs sit about 2 feet apart on chairs in the centre of the den. They are blindfolded, face each ...

Dark Square
Mark a square on the floor about one yard square or use designated marks on floor (definite areas of tile design markings of basketball courts, etc.). Teams are at opposite ...

Deadly Circle
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: Rope Formation: Circle Tie the ends of a long rope together in order to make a large circle. Mark off another circle about one-third the size of ...

Defender Of The Castle
Type: Circle Game Equipment: Three balls, three tins Pack in a large circle. Stand the three tins in the centre of the circle. One of the players stands ...

Defending the Fort
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: 1 soccer ball Formation: Circle The Cubs divide into two teams, the attackers and the defenders. The defenders form a circle holding hands and facing outwards; they ...

Den Safari
For the third den meeting this month, it is suggested that the den go on safari within your community. Your destination could be a nature center, wildlife refuge, or large ...

Detectives
Two Cub Scouts are chosen to be Dectectives and are sent out of the room. The others select an object which the Detectives will try to discover. This may be ...

Dino Dares You
This game is based on an old Cub Scout game called Shere Khan. All players except one line up at one side of the play area. Dino stands in the ...

Dino Snatch
Divide the group into two teams and line them up across opposite ends of the room. Each team counts off from “one” through the number of players on the team. ...

Dinosaur Bones
Let the boys shape play dough into bone shapes, creating a dinosaur skeleton with the bones.   Take pictures and let them dry until the next meeting.   At the ...

Dinosaur Charades
Either write out the names of different dinosaurs or place pictures of them on individual pieces of paper. Fold them and place them in a hat/bowl/anything. Each boy picks a ...

Dinosaur Dig
This energy-burning bone hunt is best set up in a dry sandbox, but a sheet of plastic covered with sand and set in an easily cleaned spot will work as ...

Dinosaur Duel
Divide the boys and parents into two teams. Each team is a dinosaur. The dinosaurs form with players in single file, ah grasping the waist of the teammate ahead of ...

Dinosaur Duell
Divide the players into two teams. Each team is a dinosaur. The dinosaurs form with players in single file, all grasping the waist of the person ahead of them with ...

Dinosaur Hunt
This game is good with lots of boys to play. One player is the dinosaur and another is the knight. The dinosaur and the knight stand in the center and ...

Dinosaur Hunt
This game is good with lots of boys to play. One player is the dinosaur and another is the knight. The dinosaur and the knight stand in the center and ...

Dinosaur Match
Tape names of dinosaurs on the back of the boys, two of each name, and each boy has to find out who they are and find their match by asking ...

Dinosaur Nest
Hide a nice big watermelon outside in the bushes somewhere, and send the boys out to hunt for the dinosaur's nest and bring back its egg. When they find it, ...

Dinosaur Toss
Either make rings out of rope or purchase ready made rings for tossing. The object of this game is to see how many rings you can get on the dinosaur’s ...

Direction Finder
Type: Pack Equipment: Chalk, Blindfold A "road" is chalked out on the floor with sharp bends and level-crossings. Each Cub is allowed to stand at the start and ...

Directions Game
(a communication game) The group is divided into an instructor and numerous artists. The director attempts to describe a simple picture to be drawn by the artists under various handicaps. ...

Disappearing Knot
Tie an 18-inch piece of string so there is a loose, open, overhand knot in the center. Now tie the ends together with several knots so the string makes a ...

Discovery Scavenger Hunt
Give each patrol a list and half an hour to see how many items they can locate within the boundaries of your play area. Remind Scouts of the importance of ...

Discus Throw
Players lie on their backs and throw a shoe over their heads with both feet. Another method is to throw a paper pie plate from a chalk line. The plate ...

Disguises
Type: Pack Equipment: Fancy dress or disguise for a Six One Six is told to bring fancy dress or anything for a disguise. They must wear masks. They ...

Disposable Camera Rally
This is a crazy scavenger hunt where each team has a disposable camera and a vehicle to get around town in (I recommend adult drivers). Give them a list of ...

Dizzy Izzy
Active, indoors/outdoors Equipment: none. Formation: Relay. Line up the Sixes for a relay race. Have the first player in each line run up to a given point, place one finger on the floor, ...

Dizzy Izzy01
Formation – Teams Equipment – none Game: Line the teams up for a relay race. Have the first player in each line run up to a ...

DizzyFrog Handstand and Ankle Hop
Dizzy -Cub Scouts hold their left ankle in back of their right leg with their right hand. Then they hop, making three turns in place without ...

Do a Good Turn Relay
Divide den into two teams. Give each team a list of things the team must do in order to complete the game. Make up your own list with things such ...

Do This Do That
Players can be in spread-out relay formation, or in a circle three or four deep--so that all the boys can see the game leader. Leader says, "Do this." and touches ...

Do You Love Your Neighbour
The group sits in a circle with enough places for everyone except for one. This person stays in the middle of the group and calls on different people asking the ...

Doctor Who and the Daleks
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: None Formation: Scatter Three 'Daleks' and three 'Doctor Who's' are suitable for a Pack of 24 boys. The 'Doctor Who's' turn their caps back to front for ...

Dodge Ball
Type: Team game Equipment: Two or more large balls. The aim is to dismiss as many of the opposing team as possible within a given time. The time ...

Dodgeball
Divide boys into two groups. One group forms a large circle; the others scatter inside the circle. The circle players throw a volleyball or other ball at the inside players. ...

Dog And Possum
Type: Circle Game Equipment: Two different bean bags The Cubs form a circle. The Leader takes one bean bag (possum) which he starts on it way round the ...

Down And Around
Formation – Teams Equipment – none Game: Form two teams and have them get into individual circles. At the start the first player gets up ...

Draw A Face
Type: Circle Equipment: Nil Players in circle. Cub Leader draws a face in the air. First the outline, clockwise, then right eye, then left eye; nose downward; mouth ...

Dress the Mummy
Required: Rolls of toilet paper Players: Small to large groups Set up teams with 2-4 players on each team. One person on each team will be the mummy and each ...

Duck In Water
Type: Water Equipment: Large rubber ball Cubs in a circle in water at least waist-deep. Three or four in the centre. The rest try to hit the Cubs ...

Dunk The Clowns
Pint size plastic bottles • Medium size plastic tub • Board to lay across top of tub • Rubber balls • Permanent Colored markers Design the plastic bottles to look ...

Dutch band
The leader assigns the name of a musical instrument to each player, including himself, and names a popular tune. The leader starts to “play” his instrument, making the proper sounds ...

Dutch Compass Game
The fifteen players stand in a circle, 10' to 12' in diameter. The umpire stands in the centre of the circle holding a staff upright with one end on the ground. ...

Dutch Football
Indoors Equipment: Piece of chalk; 4 balls Formation: Teams The room is divided into four sections with chalked lines. The Pack is divided into four teams, one standing in each ...

Earth Water Air and Fire
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: 1 bean bag Formation: circle The Pack sit in a circle with one Cub in the centre holding the bean bag. He throws the bag at someone ...

Earth Water Air and Fire
Materials: 1 bean bag The pack sits in a circle with one Cub in the center holding the bean bag. He throws the bag at someone and shouts ‘Earth!’, ‘Water!’, ...

Easy Three Leg Compass
Teach the scouts basic pacing and compass bearings. Test them by giving them a series of short 2 and 3 leg compasses courses. I like the there and back courses ...

Eat the Fishtail
Indoors Equipment: None Formation: Single line Have the Cubs line up in single file, holding each other around the waist. The first boy is the fish head; the last ...

Eating Race
Formation – Individual Equipment – cookies / crackers/ waffers Game – Have a small plate of each food item. The girls have an eat off. Who ...

El Reloj
Country - Argentina Formation – Informal Equipment – A long jump rope Game – Two players swing the jump rope, the others stand in line. ...

Empty Pockets
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: Prize Formation: Straight line Without telling anyone in advance, offer a prize to the one who can produce the largest number of articles from his posckets. Ask ...

Endurance Hop
This is a relay race. You’ll need 4 different objects for each team (such as a ball, a basket, a hat and a beanbag). Teams stand in adjacent rows along ...

Energy Wasters Hunt
Before your den meeting starts, go and plant energy wasting items for the boys to find, such as; water running, lights on, refrigerator door slightly ajar, recycle items in the ...

Every Man In His Own Corner
Everybody selects a corner. If there are not enough corners or trees, players can make corners by drawing two lines at right angles on the ground or floor. Any player ...

Express Post
Indoors Equipment: 1 bean bag; 2 boxes or chairs Formation: Circle List the names of some towns, one for each Cub in the circle. The Pack stands in a circle, ...

Famous Pairs
Indoors Equipment: Name tags Formation: Scatter As each person enters the room, he has a name tag pinned to his back. The object of the game is to learn his ...

Farmer Says
Play this game like “Simon says” except say “Farmer ______ says or I planted _____.” The farmer stands at the front and calls out the names of vegetables. When the ...

Farmyard Frolics
Each boy is handed a slip of paper bearing the name of a domestic animal or bird. On the signal to start, each begins to act the creature in dumb ...

Feather Blowing
Formation – Individual Equipment – feathers Game – One the start have the girls blow a feather across the floor to a determined line. The ...

Feather On A Stick
Formation – Teams Equipment – Yardsticks, feathers Game: Have the teams line up in single file. Give the first person in each line a yardstick and ...

Feather on a Yardstick
Active, indoors. Equipment: Per six: 1 yardstick; 1 feather. Formation: relay. Give the first in each line a yardstick and a feather. On signal, he places the feather on one end of the ...

Feather Race
Materials needed: Large package of feathers, large mixing bowl, 2 plastic containers, and 2 spoons. Divide the boys into teams. Place the feathers into the mixing bowl and put the ...

Feather Relay
Each player throws a long feather javelin style, toward the finish line. As soon as it comes to earth, he picks it up and throws it again, and continues until ...

Feed The Spider
Formation – Individual Equipment – poker chips Game – Draw a large spider on a poster board. Give each leg a number 1,2, or 3), the ...

Feeding the Elephant
Hang a megaphone so that it slightly tilted with the mouthpiece down and the large end toward the players. Have a basket or other receptacle to catch peanuts as they ...

FiftyYard Swim
Players hop on one foot carrying a glass of water. The first one over the finish line with the most water in his glass wins. ...

Fill the Basket
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: A pail or a large basket; as many balls as possible. Formation: Scatter The leader has the basket and endeavours to keep it empty, throwing the balls ...

Fill The Bottle
Type: Relay Equipment: Bucket of water, cups, bottles Each team is provided with a pop bottle and a paper cup. The players stand behind the starting line and ...

Fill The Sack
Formation: Form teams in single lines Equipment: Balloons (have plenty on hand), 4 cardboard boxes Game: Form 3 teams. Give each team a color – one ...

Filler games
Fill Games (idle hands) Sometimes plans just fall through. Keep scouts busy and teach at the same time. If you don’t find something for them to do, they will find ...

Filling Santas Sack
Indoors Equipment: 1 balloon per Cub, with a few reserves; 1 sack per Six Formation: Sixes One Cub in each Six stands in his corner holding the sack. The ...

Find the Bell
Evening game, outdoors/indoors. Equipment: a little bell that rings easily. Formation: circle. Have the group sit in a circle. Choose one person to sit in the centre of the circle. The leader gives the ...

Find The Leader01
Formation – Group Circle Equipment – none Game: Have the girls sit in a circle. Select one to act as ‘it’ and have her leave ...

Find the Leader02
Indoors Equipment: None Formation: Circle Have the Cubs sit in a circle. Select one to act as 'it' and have him leave the room. The Cubs choose a leader. ...

Find The Route
Type: Pack Equipment: Supply of local bus and railway timetables Sort out beforehand half a dozen difficult, but not impossible journeys, including plenty of changing and plenty of ...

Fire On The Mountain
Type: Circle Game Equipment: Nil All Cubs stand in couples in a circle with two or four paces between each couple. One odd Cub stands in the centre ...

Fireman Save My Child
Each team has a pile of the cut-out children on a table and a drinking straw for each player. Approximately 15-20 feet away from the start, place a small pail ...

First Names
Have everyone count the number of letters in their first name. Now ask them to find someone who has the same number of letters. Those two are now partners. If ...

Fish And Net
Have three to five players join hands to catch "fish" by surrounding individual players. Those who are caught become a part of the "net." The last five fish caught make ...

Fishermans Knots
Good practice for the real thing. Make your game realistic by using fishline or leader. Teach the boys the basic fisherman's knots as well as the blood knot, clinch knot, ...

Fishing Games
There are an infinite variety of games that can be made from a hook, a line and a pole that will leave the contestants as breathless and open-mouthed as a ...

Fitness Circle Game
Form a circle as large as the room permits with all Cub Scouts facing the same direction. Give instructions for various activities as follows: Start walking in a circle, and keep ...

Flint And Monty
Type: Circle Equipment: Two blindfolds Cubs in large circle. Two Cubs in centre blindfolded. One is named Flint, the other Monty. Flint asks "Where are you Monty". Monty ...

Floating Ball Trick
Hold a table tennis ball over the end of a soda straw, tip head back, and blow hard. Release the ball. It will stay suspended above the straw as long ...

Floating Bomb
Type: Pack Equipment: Feather or balloon, chalk Each six defends a quarter of the room and a feather is released at the centre by Akela. The Cubs have ...

Folding Clothes
Boys remove their shirts and shoes, folding them neatly in a pile. They pretend to sleep, with the light turned out. When leader calls "Fire," all boys must dress in ...

Follow the Leader
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: None Formation: Single line Choose a Sixer or Cub who is especially resourceful to be the leader. Have the others form single file behind him and imitate ...

Foot Race
Formation – Individual Equipment – none Game – Each girls starts at a line and must walk a course using the least amount of steps by ...

Footprint Dinosaur
Each boy traces the outline of his shoe on a piece of paper. This becomes the body of a dinosaur for him to create with crayons, etc. ...

Footprints relay
Using heavy cardboard, cut out footprints 15” long and 8” wide. Two footprints are needed per team. Play game as a competition (2 or 3 teams as a relay race ...

Forest Inventory
Within your plot, select a rectangular zone for each patrol and mark it with flagging (be sure to remove flags when the activity is over). The size of the plot ...

Four Clowns In A Row
Give each person present a sheet of paper marked off in twenty squares. In each square they must get someone present to write his or her name. That will mean ...

Four Square
Country - Australia Formation – Square Equipment – Chalk and a tennis ball Game – In the blacktop, draw one very large ...

Frisbee Golf
Similar to rope golf, but just for fun. “Holes” can be trees, poles, dumpsters or hanging pie plates, etc. ...

Frog Race
Formation – 2-4 players per team Equipment – none Game: For this race, have the girls spread out alittle in their rows. On the signal, the ...

From Santas Sack
Fill a big bag with all sorts of dress‑up clothes, including wigs and funny hats. Players form a large circle around "Santa's Sack". Put on some music and have them ...

Frozen Ts
Required: Plastic storage bag, freezer and large size T- shirts Players: Small to large groups For each team you'll need one T- shirt and one plastic storage bag. Place one ...

Games Galore
How to Lead Games   While this may seem to be a simple task, teaching games to either ...

Gazelle Stalking
Indoors Equipment: 2 blindfolds; 1 chain of bells Formation: Circle All players form a circle. Two people are chosen to be the Gazelle and the Stalker. These two people ...

GetIt
Type: Circle Game Equipment: Beanbag Cubs in a double circle so that every boy has a partner. A bean bag is put in the centre. At the word ...

Girl Scout Law Relay
Formation – Paired to 4 members Equipment – each verse of the law cut into separate phrases on paper Game: Provide each girl or team, the ...

Girl Scout Promise
Formation – Individual Equipment – The girl scout promise cut up into individual lines. Game – Time each girl as to how fast they can put ...

Gold Rush
Type: Six Game Equipment: "Gold" nugget for each Six Each Sixer quietly hides his "gold" nugget sometime earlier when he can do it unobserved. On a given signal ...

Good Morning Mr Jones
Indoors Equipment: 1 blindfold; 1 pointer Formation: Circle Have the Cubs move around in a circle in the centre of which 'Mr. Brown' stands blindfolded. When Mr. Brown raps ...

Gossip
Formation – Group Circle Equipment – none Game: Arrange the girls in a circle and whisper a brief message into the ear of one of the ...

Grab Bag
Formation – Circle Equipment – laundry bag, bunch of old cloths Game: Fill a laundry bag full of various old cloths. (hats, shoes, shirts, vests, ...

Grabit
Indoors Equipment: Balloons Formation: Teams Divide the group into two teams. Call one the 'destroyers' and the other the 'defenders'. Toss a balloon between them. The destroyers try to ...

Grasshopper Relay
Relay teams line up in single file. The first player in each team holds a beanbag or ball firmly between his knees. At the signal, he hops to the goal ...

Group Numbers
Method: Scouts are scattered throughout the room. The leader says, "Form fives" (or fours, or threes, or twos). Scouts have to get into groups of whatever size is announced. Those ...

Guarding The Lighthouse
Type: Pack Equipment: Powerful torch, and an easily climbed tree The torch is suspended in the tree and switched on. The game is then a question of attack ...

Guards and Guerrillas
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: None Formation: Teams The Pack divides into two teams. One team stands in a line at the end of the room, facing the wall. They are the ...

Guess Who01
Formation – Circle Equipment – keys, pocketbook, a playing card, thimble, pencil. Game: One girl is ‘it’ and is placed in the center of the ...

Guess Who02
This is a good gathering time game for parents to play with their children. It's a good learning game and they may know some of the answers that you don't ...

Guessing Game
Equipment: 5 small coins or buttons for each person Each person is given 5 small coins or buttons and places them in their pocket. Divide into pairs and stand facing ...

GumGlove Relay
Semi-active, indoors/outdoors Equipment: Per team: 1 pair of gloves; 1 paper bag; 1 stick of gum per player. Formation: Relay. Hand a closed paper bag to the first player on each team. The ...

Gun Ball
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: Soccer or volleyball Formation: Teams Divide the players into two teams. Locate the pitcher's box 20' in front of home base. Mark a far base about 80' ...

HA HA HA
To Play: Have the players lie on the floor in a ring with each person’s head resting on another’s belly. One person starts by saying, “Ha!” Then the player whose ...

Ha Ha Ha01
Formation – Group Circle Equipment – none Game: Have the girls form a circle. Select a girl to start. The first girl starts the game ...

Ha Ha Ha02
Indoors Equipment: None Formation: Circle Arrange the players in a circle. Have the first say 'ha', the second in turn, 'ha, ha', the third, 'ha, ha, ha', and so ...

Hammer Throw
Participants hold an inflated balloon tied to the end of a string. Each player throws the "hammer" by the end of the string. The one throwing the farthest wins. ...

Hammer Throw
Materials needed: 1 tennis ball and 1 pair of panty hose with the legs cut off.Play: Put the tennis ball into the stocking, cut the leg off first, then have ...

Hand Squeeze
Formation – circle Equipment – none Game: Have one person be ‘it’. The rest form a circle around the person who is ‘it’. To start the ...

Handymans Tool Box
Handyman's Tool Box -Great for carrying hand tools. Cut pieces from one-inch scrap wood. Assemble with eight-penny nails. ...

Hanukkah Peanut Hunt
Buy package of peanuts.  Write K on 4, H on 4, N on 4, U on 4 and A on 4.  Hide all the peanuts, lettered and unlettered, hunt for ...

Hare Hop
Active, outdoors/indoors. Equipment: Per team: 1 pair of rabbit ears (made from cardboard, cotton and wire attached to a hat); 1 small balloon and 1 large balloon for each member; lots ...

Hark I Hear A Critter
Country - Canada Formation – Informal Equipment – paper and stamps Game - Each of the leaders choose an animal...(pig, cow, owl, etc.) then the leaders hide...we ...

Hatching Dinosaur Egg
Similar to hot potato or time bomb, all the boys stand in a circle. One boy is handed a water balloon, a real egg, or something else round. The music ...

Hatching Dinosaur Egg
Similar to hot potato or time bomb, all the players stand in a circle. One player is handed a water balloon, a real egg, or something else round. The music ...

Hats Away
Indoors Equipment: 1 hat per person Formation: Circle Have the players stand in a circle. Give each a hat to place on his head (the funnier the hat the ...

Head It Catch It
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: Soccer ball Formation: Circle The Pack form a circle and the leader stands in the centre with the soccer ball. He throws it to a Cub calling ...

Head Nose And Toes
Formation – Teams Equipment – none Game – Set the girls up into team of 8 players (you can make this more or less). Line the ...

Here I Am
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: 1 large ball per team Formation: Teams Divide the Pack into teams of eight to ten Cubs. Each team forms a circle with one Cub with a ...

Hidden Object
Indoors Equipment: 1 thimble, ring or coin Formation: Scatter Send boys out of the room. Take a thimble, ring or coin and place it where it is perfectly visible ...

HoldEm Ball
The players stand in a semi-circle facing the man who is "It," at a distance of about ten yards. "It" throws a ball to any one of the players, calling ...

Holiday Present Relay
Equipment:  One wrapped package for each team How to Play: Divide into teams.  The first runner of each team runs from the starting line across the room where he unties ...

Hoola Hoop Clown Toss
Try to toss a hoola hoop over the head of a giant clown. To make your clown, glue or tape various sized boxes together. (Weight the bottom box with plenty ...

Hoop Race
Formation – Teams Equipment – Hula-hoop, yardstick (or equal) Game: Provide each team with a hula-hoop and a yardstick. At the start, the first player in ...

Hoopla
Mark start and finish lines about 30 and 40 feet apart. Players line up at the start line, each holding a hula hoop. If there are only a few hula ...

Hop Knot
Type: Circle Equipment: Knotting Rope All the Cubs sit in a circle. With the exception of one who has the rope. On "go" he drops the rope at ...

Hopping Race
Formation – Teams Equipment – none Game: After each team is lined up for the race. On the signal, the first player in each line hops ...

Horse With One Leg Mah Kha Diew
Country - Thailand Formation – Circle Equipment – Chalk Game – Draw a large circle with chalk large enough for all the players to ...

Hot Moon Rock
Equipment: Moon rock (rock painted with fluorescent, glitter or glow in the dark paint – or covered with aluminum foil.), musicTo Play: Players sit in a circle and passes the ...

Hot Potato
Type: Circle Game Equipment: Tennis Ball or Bean bag Players in circle, one in centre tries to intercepts a ball thrown across the circle, one to another. Thrower ...

Hula La
Materials needed for each team: Hula Skirts, Beachcomber Hats, Flower Bracelets and/or Flower Headbands, Leis, Assorted Beach Wear ItemsPlay: Divide players into equal teams. Choose a player from each team ...

Hula Wheel Game
Materials needed: One Hula hoop for each team, items for each obstacle course, one rubber bike handle Play: Set up identical obstacle courses for each team. Divide the players into ...

HulaHoop Relay
Formation – Teams in a circle Equipment – Hula-Hoops Game – Have the teams form a circle. Have each girl holding each others hands. Take a ...

Human Foosball
This can be played indoors or outdoors. For indoor play, use a rubber ball. For outdoor play, use a soccer ball. Form two teams and set them up as a ...

Human Foosball
This can be played indoors or outdoors. For indoor play, use a rubber ball. For outdoor play, use a soccer ball. Form two teams and set them up as a ...

Humming Game
Formation – Individual Equipment – none Game – Start the girls humming, the longest hummer wins.   ...

Hunt the Rabbit
Everyone leaves the room, and a "rabbit" is hidden somewhere in plain sight. The "rabbit" may be a toy rabbit, or any other object may be used instead. As the ...

Hunter And His Dogs A very boisterous game
Type: Pack Equipment: Nil All players against a wall except one who is chosen to be the Hunter. A signal is given and players must change ends, with ...

I Can Carry A Tune In A Paper Bag
Write the words to a well-known song title on 3 x 5 cards—one card per word. Make two sets and place them in a large bowl/box. Create two teams, each ...

Im a Great Big Whale
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: Wool or some sort of flag to put into the back pocket. Formation: Scatter The Sixers stand in the middle of the room. They are the 'whales'. ...

Ive Lost My Dog
Players stand in a ring facing inwards. The leader stands in the centre. He addresses one of the players, saying, "I've lost my dog." The player asks, "What is it ...

Icicle Hunt
You will need numerous pieces of string in varying lengths. Hide them around the room before the boys arrive. Have the boys hunt for the “icicles”. The leader ends the ...

If You Go To The North Pole With Me
This can be used in both Den and Pack Meetings. Group can be di­vided into smaller groups, which compete or can be done within the den with boys taking turns. ...

In he Tomb Out Of The Tomb
Draw a long line using string or masking tape. Have the children line up in a straight line facing the leader on the right side of the line. The right ...

In the Box
Equipment: Wrapped boxes with different items inside each one To Play: Players sit in a circle. Start passing the first box around. Each player asks a yes or no question ...

In The Pond01
Formation – Group Circle Equipment – chalk Game: Draw a large circle with chalk on the black top. Have all the girls line up outside the ...

In The Pond02
Type: Water Equipment: Nil Line the Cubs along the edge of a small stream or pond. When the command 'In the pond' or "On the bank' is given, ...

In The Pond03
Mark a big circle on the floor. This is the pond. The whole group stands around the edge. The leader is the referee. When he shouts "In the Pond," you ...

Independence Tag
Someone, who is designated as “IT” pursues the other players and tries to touch one of them. When one has been touched, he must keep his hand on the spot ...

Independence Tag
Someone, who is designated as “IT” pursues the other players and tries to touch one of them. When one has been touched, he must keep his hand on the spot ...

Indian File Dodge Ball
Type: Circle Equipment: Large ball The players are in a circle, with one Six in the centre. The Six in the centre is in file formation, grasping each ...

Indian Hoop Roll
Make hoop out of a slender branch, about 1' diameter, by tying ends together. Weave string-work in the hoop leaving a 6" bull's eye in the centre. Boys line up, ...

Indian Lance Throwing
Turn slender saplings, about 4' long, into lances with feathers for steering. Boys line up, throw lances for distance. ...

Individual Tails
Type: Pack game Equipment: Tail for each Cub, tucked in belt and dragging on ground. Cubs try to capture each others tails by treading on them. When captured ...

Indoor Track Meet
A good idea would be to run this track meet on a Six basis, with each Six sending forward its representative before the name of the contest is announced. Bean Toss: ...

Invisible Ink Pictionary
Materials needed: 3 x 5 index cards, white crayon, white paper Play: Write some simple words on 3x5 index cards – one word per card. Use words pertaining to magic, ...

Invisible Red Ball
Everyone stands in a circle facing the middle. The leader starts by walking across the circle to a specific person and says the person’s name s/he is now facing followed ...

Jack Balls
A rough and tumble takeoff of "boulles". Each player gets 2 balls of a unique color or marking. Croquet balls or painted golf balls work nicely but use your imagination, ...

Jack Sprat
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: None Formation: Circle, in pairs Have all the players except 'Jack Sprat' form pairs and stand in a circle. When Jack Sprat says, 'face to face', the ...

Jacks Alive
Draw a ring 6' in diameter. The contestants enter the ring, stoop over and grasp their ankles. The object of the game is to push your opponent over or to ...

Japanese Balloon Game
The group stands in a circle. The leader has half a dozen balloons. Into each a message has been inserted before the balloon was blown up. One at a time, ...

Jump the Creek
Each boy does his best and tries to improve his last jump. Two ropes are laid parallel and close together. One at a time, the boys jump across the ‘creek.’ ...

Jump The Nile
Place two long thin sticks, or dowels, two feet apart. Tell the children that the Nile River runs through Egypt. It is a wide river, but full of crocodiles. Have ...

Kabaddi
Country - India Formation – Two Teams Equipment – None Game – Have two teams line up at least 15’ apart from each other. Flip ...

Kangaroo Hop
Active, outdoors/indoors Equipment: 1 tennis ball per team Formation: relay. The Sixes line up in files, a chair in front of each. The first Cub grips the ball between his knees and hops ...

Keep Away
Type: Coming in game Equipment: A rubber ball If thee is a large number of players, they should form a circle. For a small group, have the players, ...

Keep Talking
This wears down even the most active scout. Break into pairs. Each person must talk as fast and long as possible. The person who lasts the longest moves up and ...

Keep The Basket Full
Type: Pack Game Equipment: 15 to 20 tennis balls and a small box One person has the box in which the balls are placed. As quickly as possible ...

Key word
This is like an audience participation stunt. Choose a favorite song. Tell the group whenever they hear a particular word, they should clap as they sing it. For example, with ...

Kick The Can
Country – United States Formation – Circle Equipment – An empty can, chalk Game – Draw a circle large enough so that all the players can stand ...

Kick the Can
Materials: Two empty cans To play: Divide the group into two teams and line them up relay style behind a start/finish line. Give each team an empty can. The object ...

Kick Tin
Type: Pack Equipment: An old beer can (or similar). Area with cover. Akela is the "Guardian of the Tin", which is placed in a circle about two feet ...

Kick Hide and Seek
Outdoors Equipment: Soccerball Formation: Scatter Mark a goal 3' in circumference and place a soccer ball in it. Have one of the players kick the ball as far as ...

Kill The Rattlesnake
The group stands in a big circle. In the centre are two boys blindfolded. One, the Hunter, has an old sock stuffed with Paper. The other, the Rattlesnake, has a ...

Kim Pairs
Indoors Equipment: 12 objects on a tray; pencil and paper per Cub Formation: Circle There are three versions of this game which can be taken in natural progression: 1. The ...

Kims Game
Indoors Equipment: 12 articles on a tray - ordinary items such as string, ink, rubber, calendar; piece of paper and pencil per Cub Formation: Circle The Cubs sit in ...

Kingfisher Race
Type: Water game Equipment: Corks and string For this game tie the corks to small rocks, using short piece of string. The Cubs are in Sixes. On "go" ...

Knee Balloon Relay
Formation: Form teams in single lines Equipment: Balloons (have plenty on hand) Game: Line up teams in single file. Give the first person a balloon to ...

Knotting Baseball
Same teams as baseball, but no bat or ball. Pitcher and batter each have a piece of rope. Pitcher calls name of knot and throws his rope to anyone in ...

Knotting Circle
Players in circle, one ties a knot in a bit of rope and drops it at the feet of one of another group, who must name the knot correctly and ...

Knotting Relays
Give all boys a chance to compete and practice. Use basic knots tied in a useful way: bowline around the waist, tie a sheet bend using two different thicknesses of ...

Kris Kringle Relay
Boys line up in teams, relay style. Each team has two shoe boxes representing Kris Kringle’s boots. On signal, the first player of each team places his feet in the ...

La Palma Bolivian Indian
The Indians of Bolivia used the tail bones of a donkey or llama (you can use a stick) for this game. Set the stick up on end in a hole ...

Lame Chicken
Materials needed: a 10” long stick for each boy Play: Divide into two groups and have the boys place the sticks on the ground about 10 inches apart, like the ...

Last Man Across
Players line up and race to the finish line. The slowest drops out. The others race back to the starting line. Again the slowest is eliminated. This continues until only ...

Lemon Lime Race
Formation – Teams Equipment – Lemons and limes Game - Set in teams of two. Each team member uses a stick to push the lemon or ...

Lifeboat
Group walks around in a circle singing. When leader signals they must jump into the "lifeboats." Leader puts up any number of fingers and whoever is not in a "boat" ...

Light No light
Evening game, outdoors Equipment: flashlight Formation: scatter The game is best in a large open wooded area. Players line up at one end of the playing area, while one player, holding a flashlight, stands ...

Lighthouse
One of the players is the lighthouse, parked at one end of the hall. Half the group are rocks and they are spaced around the floor, with a gap between ...

Lion Taming
Try to tame the lions by knocking them off their pedestals. For pedestals, use inverted galloon ice cream cartons. Set them up in several rows. For animals, round up stuffed ...

Listen and Sing
Make a list of songs and their first lines. Divide the group into two teams. The leader will read the first line of a song to one of the teams. ...

Litter Basketball
Materials: Lots of crumpled computer or copy paper, Trash cans To play: Divide group into two teams and seat them behind a throw line. Place the trash cans about 10 ...

Log Chopping
Logs must be of equal size and diameter. The first to chop through his log is the winner. ...

Log Sawing
Logs of equal thickness must be sawed into two pieces. Crosscut saws and pulp saws must be used. ...

Lost Player
One player is sent out of the room in an unobtrusive manner; the leader then announces that he sees that someone is missing and asks for a description for a ...

Magic Bingo
Materials needed: bingo set, bingo cards, markers Play: M A G I C 58 5 6 42 49 4 1 0 2 3 19 71 72 26 FREE 2 4 ...

Magic Hospital
Divide children into small groups and ask them to visualize, that they are doctors working in magic hospital where laziness, cunnings, greediness, anger etc. are being treated. Children should choose one ...

Magic Shoes
Formation – Teams of 8 to 10 people Equipment – Something to make 2 lines Game – Set the boundary lines about ...

Magic South
Have all the group close their eyes and point which direction they think is north. When they open their eyes there will be confusion and laughter. Have a compass ready ...

Magic Square Mania
Did you know where the word dinosaur comes from?? See the origin in "Theme Related Stuff" To further improve your dinosaur vocabulary, read column A. Choose an answer from Column ...

Magic Sticks
Materials needed: two sticksPlay: The leader holds two sticks. He is holding the sticks crossed or uncrossed. He says “These sticks are crossed.” or “These sticks are uncrossed.” The leader ...

Marauders
Type: Team game Equipment: A small object for each member of one team Divide the Pack into two teams. One team to stand with legs apart in a ...

Marble Chop Suey
Materials needed: marbles, pencil or chopsticks, small bowls Play: Put six marbles in a small bowl. The Cub Scouts use two pencils or chopsticks and using only one hand, try ...

Marble Relay
Formation – Teams in individual circles Equipment – marbles and 3 cups Game: One cup is filled with 20 marbles and is placed inside the center ...

Marbles01
Playing Marbles -For a den tournament, draw a circle on bare ground 5 to 10 feet in diameter. Make a cross of 13 marbles in the center as ...

Marbles02
Formation – 2-4 players Equipment – A bag of marbles and the appropriate number of shooters (large marbles), string or chalk ...

Masks
Players in circle; each player in turn goes into the centre and "registers" an emotion by facial expression. First player to guess the emotion portrayed correctly scores; each player has ...

Match The Dinosaurs
This is a fun activity, I was amazed when my son was into dinosaurs how many he could recognize, but you may be better off using pictures from books you ...

Matchstick Patterns
Type: Sixes training Equipment: Matchsticks A simple pattern using 8 matches is shown. Each six has to reproduce the pattern from memory, taking care to place the match ...

Meet My Friend
Nature game, outdoors Equipment: None Formation: Group The object of this game is to discover a friend in nature, without harming any living thing that might be found in the out- of-doors. Players are ...

Memory Game
One person starts the game by saying: “As I was traveling through the United States, I placed an apple in my bag (or anything that begins with the letter A). ...

Memory Testing
Groups are lined up. The leader tells them they must not move until he says "Move." He then gives a number of orders, i.e. left-turn, about-turn, right-turn, about-turn. This brings ...

Merry Christmas Matching Game
There are many traditions and customs in different countries celebrating Christmas and other holidays. Here is a fun matching game. Mix up the countries and the way to say “Merry ...

Metro Medley
Active, outdoors/indoors Equipment: Per team: 1 conductor hat; 1 whistle Formation: shuttle Divide the group into two or more teams; line them up in shuttle formation, with half the team at one end ...

Minute Timer
A quiet game. Have all the scouts close their eyes. Start a timer. Have people raise their hand (and open their eyes) when they think one minute is up. Used ...

Miss The Target
Formation – Informal Equipment – Plate, marbles or checkers Game – Put a paper plate or a pin tin in the middle of a 10’ circle ...

Mixed Cubs
You need enough chairs for everyone in the group except for one person. Put the chairs in a circle. Then go around the circle and tell each person a Scout ...

Monster Relay
Water game, outdoors. Equipment: none. Formation: teams Divide the group into teams of 8-10 players. Set up a 'monster' relay where every player has a role. Some swim through shallow water, some through deep ...

Mopping Him Up
Indoors Equipment: 1 dish mop; a pail or bucket Formation: Circle The Cubs stand in a large circle with the pail in the middle. They all hold out their ...

Morse Relay
Equipment: one signal flag for each group, improvised from a neckerchief tied to a stick, four feet long, OR one flashlight or blinker for each group. Groups line up in a ...

Mowgli and the Red Flower
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: 1 red scarf or beanbag Formation: Circle Pick one player as Mowgli. He hides his eyes. Pick another player as 'it', without letting Mowgli know who 'it' ...

Multiples Or
Players sit in a circle and start counting round the circle from "one." If the agreed figure for the game is seven, each time the number being called includes the ...

Mummy Wrap Relay
Materials: Old sheets (1 for each team) Divide into as many teams as needed; have each team divide into 2 groups, which are at opposite ends from each other. The ...

Music Magic
Choose a small object to hide. Select one person to be “It.” “It” leaves the room, out of sight. Hide the small object and the group in the room starts ...

Musical Beach towels
Materials needed: Beach towels or mats for each player minus one (carpet squares could be used instead as the beach towels could be too slippery), music to play (preferably Hawaiian). ...

Musical Charades
Prepare eight to ten slips of paper with names of popular songs. Place them in a bowl. Boys take turns pulling a song from the bowl and then must act ...

Musical Hoops
Equipment: Music, hula-hoops or circles of rope (Quantity will vary depending on the number of players) To Play: Scatter hoops around the play area. Play music loud enough for all ...

Name The Tune
Divide the group into two teams. First team hums the first line of a song (they must know the title of the song too). The second team tries to name ...

Nature Alphabet
Outdoors Equipment: 1 large paper bag per Six Formation: Sixes Each Six has to find a nature specimen for each letter of the alphabet. The leader should set a ...

Nature Alphabet Race
Divide the group into two teams. Give each team a pencil and paper and ask them to list growing things for each letter. Example: ant, butterfly, crocus, etc. Set a ...

Nature Hunt
The Canadian Camping Association (CCA) gave us permission to reprint a nature hunt idea that encourages exploration. Developed by Jean Funk, chairman of the CCA's environmental concerns committee, it's best ...

Nature Scavenger Hunt
This hunt is intended to test the boys' knowledge of nature in an exciting competition. It is run like any scavenger hunt, with each den having a list of nature ...

Neat Circle
Type: Pack Circle Equipment: Nil The Cubs sit in the pack circle and in each six every cub is allotted a particular item from cleanliness rules. Akela tells ...

Net The Animal
This game must be played in an area with boundary lines. For each net you will need four boys holding hands forming a circle. You will need one boy to ...

Newsboy Bicycle Contest
Arrange five large, clean garbage cans or waste baskets in line, each about 25' apart. Draw a chalk line on the pavement, parallel to and 15' from the cans. Each ...

Newspaper Grab
Type: Pack Game Equipment: Newspaper The cubs run around the edge of the room and a sheet of newspaper lies in the centre. On a signal from Akela ...

Newspaper Hockey
Materials needed: roll of newspaper for each boy, soft rubber ball or nerf ball, two goals Play: Play like you would regular street hockey. Each team has a goalie. “High ...

Newspaper Softball
You will need a rolled up newspaper, 4 bases and 2 cans. Divide players into two teams. Place two cans on either side of home plate and the rolled newspaper ...

Newspaper Study
Equipment for each group: one copy of the same edition of a daily newspaper, scissors and pencils. Each group reads through the news items and finds those that illustrate some aspect ...

Nigels Navy
Type: Pack Equipment: Four small balls of different coloured wool, and some white cards Divide the Cubs into three or four fleets. Each has an adult Leader as ...

North by Northeast
Nature game, outdoors/indoors Equipment: 1 compass Formation: scatter The leader gathers the group together. Using the compass, they all learn how to determine which direction is north. Someone from the group is asked ...

North South East And West
Players are formed up in open formation. The four sides of the room are named North, East, South and West respectively. The corners of the room are named to correspond with ...

Number Catch
Type: Pack Equipment: Large ball One player is chosen to be pitcher and all the others count off starting with one to ten etc. The pitcher throw the ...

Number Sit
Whenever the leader in telling a story mentions a number, the Scouts all sit down. The last Scout to sit down drops out of the game. The game ends when ...

ObjectPassing Tag
Fugitives pass an object. If a handkerchief is the object used, "It" can tag only the person who is carrying the handkerchief. To free himself the player carrying the handkerchief ...

Observation Change
Type: Pack (Quiet) Equipment: Nil Pack is in two lines. Lines are back to back and one line alters something on their uniform. The opposite side guess what ...

Octopus Tag
Choose one person to be the octopus. The octopus is “it.” If you are playing indoors, you will need to clear a space between two walls. If you are playing ...

Old Sock
All you need to play this game is 8 or more people, an old sock tied up in knots and some open space with marked boundaries. To start the game, ...

On the Journey
Outdoors Equipment: Pencil and paper for each Six Formation: Sixes The Cubs try to spot something beginning with each letter of the alphabet. These must be written down in ...

One Out
Players stand behind a line about 40' from a line of objects. These objects should be about 2' apart and there should be one object less than the number of ...

One Word at A Time
Place the names of several well-known songs in a hat. Sit the boys in a circle, have one draw a name from the hat and read it aloud. He then ...

OneLeaf Trail
A trail is laid using one kind of leaf as a marker and letting the stem point in the direction to be followed. At the end of the trail the ...

Orange Juice Lid Flip and Match
This is a “Concentration”-like game. You will need several metal lids from juice cans, various stickers or permanent marking pens. Have the Cub Scouts make identical designs on pairs of ...

OrangeJuiceLid Flip and Match
This is a “Concentration”-like game. You will need several metal lids from juice cans, various stickers or permanent marking pens. Have the Cub Scouts make identical designs on pairs of ...

Osselets
Country - Haiti Formation – Informal Equipment – A bouncy ball, 12 jacks, stones, or nuts (Osselets) Game – One player picks up the ball ...

Ostrich Tag
To be safe, a player must stand with his right arm under his left knee (raised). The fingers of his right hand grasp his nose. ...

Over And Under
Formation – Teams Equipment – Ruler or stick about 12” Game: Start by giving the first person in each line a ruler. On the signal, they ...

Over The Line
Type: TEAM Game Equipment: Nil The Cubs are divided into two two teams which stand on either side of a line drawn through the centre of the playing ...

Pack Em In
Active, outdoors/indoors Equipment: per team: suitcase; umbrella; hat; coat; gloves; scarf (it is ideal if the clothing is oversized). Formation: relay. Divide the group into even teams and line up each team in ...

Panning For Gold Relay Race
Prepare to get wet! Divide the little miners into 2 or more teams. You will need the following: •One small empty wading pool/bucket per team. Mark a fill line on ...

Paper Bag Masks
Each player is equipped with a large paper bag that will fit over his head and a crayon. Players place bags over their heads and attempt to draw a face ...

Pass the Bag
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: 2 beanbags Formation: Circle Form a circle with an even number of players. Every other person is on the same team. Give one beanbag to a player ...

Pass the coconut
Materials needed: one coconut, music preferably Hawaiian Play: Players sit in a circle with one player holding the coconut. The music begins and the coconut is passed around the circle ...

Pass the Dreidel
Cubs sit in circle, start music.  Pass the top around the circle.  When the music stops, the Cub holding the dreidel drops out.  Last Cub is the winner. ...

Pass The Lifesavers
Formation – Teams Equipment – straws and lifesavers Game: Give each team member a straw. The first person in line gets a lifesaver placed on the ...

Pass the Word
Form the den in a large circle. Den leader whispers a message to one of the players, who then goes to the next player and whispers the same message to ...

PassChangeHit
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: 1 ball or rolled up newspaper Formation: Circle Arrange the players in a circle, have them number off, and select a player to be 'it'. He stands ...

Patriotic Colors
Play: The Cubs are sitting in a circle. One Cub is designated as Uncle Sam. Uncle Sam stands in the middle of the circle and points to a player and ...

Patriotic Colours
Indoors Equipment: None Formation: Circle The leader sits in the middle of the circle, points to a player and calls 'red'. The player has to name an object that ...

Pavement Artist
Type: Semi circle Equipment: Large number of sheets of brown paper, crayons, 3 or 4 beans per Cub. One Cub, the Pavement Artist, sits on the floor with ...

Pea Toss
Formation – Individual Equipment – plastic spoon. dried peas Game – have the girls flip the peas with the plastic spoon, the farthest pea wins.   ...

Peanut Nose Race
Formation – Teams Equipment – peanuts Game: Have the girls roll a peanut with their noses on the floor to the finish line. They are not ...

Peanut Spoon Race
Formation – Teams Equipment – Plastic spoons, peanuts Game: Start with the first player in each line getting a spoon and a peanut. On the signal, ...

Penguin Tag
Materials needed: None Play: One person is "IT." Every other player tries to avoid being tagged. If they get tagged, they become frozen until they are tagged by another player. ...

Penny Hike
Formation – Group Equipment – Any coin Game – Go on a hike and when you come to a fork in the road, clip ...

Photo Essay
In this activity, patrols prepare a pictorial record of some of the natural phenomena they've observed during past projects. Each patrol needs a camera with flash and 20-24 exposure colour ...

Pickle Games
Pickle Person Contest: Give each scout a giant dill pickle on a paper plate with yarn, beads, pipe cleaners, and other material for decorating the pickle. Stick the materials to ...

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Ranger Rick's Activities Guide offers an excellent hunt for Beavers, many of whom are still just learning to read. Prepare a picture scavenger sheet for each boy by ruling a ...

Pile The Reels
Type: Relay Equipment: Many cotton reels Sixes stand in line as for a race. At the other end of the hall is a pile of cotton reels of ...

Pin the Hanukkah Candle
Materials: A poster-size menorah A cardboard candle for each player How to Play: Draw a menorah on a large sheet of cardboard and tape it to the wall.  From lightweight ...

Pinata
Mexican Christmas festivities have the longest duration in the world. They start on December 12th and end on January 6th with the arrival of the Three Wise Men to give ...

Pirate Justice
While your young “pirates” are in the mood, why not have them “walk the plank”. In a different room, away from the den meeting, or outdoors if weather permits, appoint ...

Pirate Treasure A quiet game
Equipment: Scarf, Bunch of keys or anything else suitable for treasure One cub, the “pirate” is blindfolded and sits in the center of the room with the “treasure” in front ...

Pirates 3 Coins at the Fountain
Type: Six Equipment: Seven stones, or other objects The Cubs are divided into four equal groups, with one group sitting in each corner. The seven stones are put ...

Plants KnowHow
Help the Cub Scouts learn the names of trees and bushes in the area and what their leaves look like. Collect various samples of leaves, flowers, or seeds from trees ...

Poachers and EcoPolice
Equipment 50 animal cards (8 cm squares cut from cardboard: draw an animal outline or write an animal name on each) Strips of paper 2 cm x 20 cm in two colours ...

Pocket Billiards
Have the boys play pocket billiards. Set up the general outline of the table on the floor (rug or hard floor) using scrap 1X2 boards and make pockets in the ...

Pocket Kims Game
For Pocket Kim’s Game, have the boys empty their pockets on the table. If there aren’t enough things on the table, have some pocket items to add; if there are ...

Pocket Kims Game
For Pocket Kim's Game, have the boys empty their pockets on the table. If there aren't enough things on the table, have some pocket items to add; if there are ...

Pocket Murder
The contents of a "murdered man's" pockets are displayed. Players must deduce his age, profession, and interest in recent activities. ...

Pocket Tag
This one is regular tag except the boys have to run with one hand in a back pocket (or if it seems too easy and can be done safely, two ...

Poets Hunt
From Scouting (UK) magazine, we borrowed an idea Cubs will enjoy. Give each six a copy of the poem and a collecting bag, set a time limit, and send them ...

Poison
Draw 10' circle on ground. Players on outside of circle facing inward, join hands. Then on signal, circle rotates. Ground inside circle is poison. Object is to force others to ...

Poison Tag
The player who is "It" must keep his hand on the spot where he was tagged. ...

Polar Bears Fly
Materials needed: None Play: The players stand in a group facing the leader. Each player should have enough room to make full "flapping" movements with their arms. The leader calls ...

Pony Express
One of the players tells the story of the Pony Express, and how the messenger-riders had so little time that they never touched the ground when changing horses but jumped ...

Poor Pussy
Indoors Equipment: 1 blindfold Formation: Circle Arrange the group in a circle with a blindfolded player in the centre. Then have the players move around the circle very quietly. ...

Popstick slapshot
Active, indoors. Equipment: Per team: 1 miniature hockey net or facsimile; 1 ping pong ball; 1 tongue depressor per player. Formation: relay. Divide the group into two teams. Place ...

Post Office
Type: Circle Game Equipment: Nil Players in a large circle round room, each having the name of a town. One Player in the centre. Leaders calls out two ...

Postman
Group sits in a circle on the floor. Every player is given the name of a town. One player with his scarf in his hand, stands in the middle. At ...

Presents Pantomime
Each boy thinks of a present he would like to give a make-believe friend (or a real friend) and then decides how to act out movements for his chosen present. ...

Prisoners Escape Trick
Tie a piece of string around wrists of your "victim" (one of the boys in your den). Loop another piece of string over your victim's wrist and tie it to ...

PromiseLaw Puzzle
This came from a Den leader for 14 Wolf cubs. She used this jigsaw puzzle type game to help them learn the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the ...

Pulling Taffy
Formation – Small groups of 8 to 10 Equipment – none Game – Half the group sit on the floor facing each other.  These ...

Puppets and Masks
Use grocery-size bags big enough to fit over a boy's head for masks. For ears, noses, and eyebrows, you can use construction paper and yarn. Cartoonists use shapes of people's ...

Push Catch
Everyone is in a circle except for one person in the middle (leader). The leader has a ball that he throws to those in the circle. The leader must shout ...

Putt It There
Active, outdoors/indoors Equipment: per team: 1 golf umbrella; 1 golf sweater; 1 golf hat; 1 golf glove; 1 golf putter; 1 golf ball; 1 putting cup. Formation: Relay. Divide the group into ...

Pyramids
A bucket is turned upside-down, partly buried to make it firm. On it place a pyramid of pebbles. The players throw pebbles or balls at the pyramid and the winner ...

Queens Headache
Country - England Formation – Informal Equipment – 2 chairs Game - This is a very quiet game. Two people are ...

Quick Frozen Critters
From the Project Wild Activity Guide, this game focuses on the relationship between predators and prey. Use any set of predators and prey you wish (hawks and squirrels, wolves and ...

Quick Six
Type: Circle Game Equipment: Tennis ball One Six in the large circle made by the rest of Pack. A tennis ball is thrown at the Six in the ...

Rabbit Down a Hole
Indoors Equipment: None Formation: Pairs, scattered The Cubs stand in pairs facing each other and holding hands to make arches. The pairs are spaced at random around the room. The Cubs ...

Radar
Semi-active, indoors/outdoors Equipment: none. Formation: relay. The Sixes line up in files with their Sixers about 10 metres ahead of them. The first Cub in each Six is blindfolded. The Sixers then change ...

Radio Bingo
Equipment: Radio, paper for each player with a 5x5 square grid on it To Play: In each square of the grid, have the players write a word that is likely ...

Raise the Flag Pole game
Teach the scouts lashing. Wrap thrice, frap twice. Give each patrol 3 sticks about 1/2 inch in diameter and 3 to 5 ft long. Have them lash a flagpole and ...

Rats And Rabbits
Type: Team Game Equipment: Nil Divide the Pack into teams, which assemble in two straight lines, about six feet apart facing the Leader. One team is named Rats ...

Rattlesnake Limbo
To Play: The players stand in a line holding hands. The person on one end of the line holds onto something stationary (the wall, a chair, etc.). The person on ...

Ready Aim Roll
Materials needed: Two old rubber tires and several tennis or ping pong balls. Divide the group into two teams. Have the teams form two lines about 15 feet from the ...

Recoursing
Formation – Teams Equipment – Plastic objects of food items Game – Have the girls divide up into teams of 4. Send them off scavenging ...

Recycle Man
Materials needed: chairs – need one less than there are boys Play: One person is “Recycle Man” and stands in the center of the group, who are seated in chairs. ...

Recycled Bottle Bowling
Materials needed: seven or more 2 – liter bottles, water, volleyball or basketball Play: Have boys fill each bottle with a few inches of water. Replace lids. To play the ...

Recycled Lid Frisbee
Materials needed: variety of plastic lids from margarine containers, yogurt containers, etc., tape or string, markers Play: With a permanent marker, mark half the lids with the letter “C” for ...

Recycled Lid Frisbee Toss
Collect a variety of plastic lids from containers such as margarine tubs, yogurt containers, coffee cans, etc. With a permanent marker, mark half the lids with one letter and the ...

Red Indian
A blindfolded boy stands in the centre of a large circle. Beside him is a log or some other solid object. Other boys are given a piece of sticky paper in ...

Red Light Green Light
In this game, one person plays the “stop light” and the rest try to touch him. At the start, all the players form a line about 15 feet away from ...

Reindeer Butting Game
Divide the group into teams. Each team is given an orange and lines up in relay fashion. On signal, the first boy in each team puts the orange on the ...

Richmond Hill Hand Ball
Active, outdoors Equipment: soccer or volleyball. Formation: teams. Divide the group into two equal teams. Find a suitable playing field about the size of a soccer field, with an area to be used ...

Ride Em Cowboy
Active, indoors. Equipment: Per team: 1 ten gallon hat; 1 cowboy belt, holster and gun; 1 chair; 18 inflated balloons. Formation: relay. Divide the group into teams of six. ...

Ride Him Cowboy
Type: Six Equipment: Nil All the Six get in a line, except one. Each boy puts his arms around the waist of the boy in front. This line ...

Ride Up High O Uncle
Country - Lebanon Formation – Informal Equipment – none Game – Players are scattered and ‘it’ tries to catch one. Any player about to be ...

Right or Left Eyed
The boys may be surprised to lean that they're either right-eyed or left-eyed, just as they are right- or left-handed. They can check by extending a finger toward a distant ...

Ring The Bottle
Place a number of bottles on the floor and let several boys play at one time. Each boy has a "fishing-rod" consisting of a cane or pole and string; on ...

Ring The Ten Pegs
Drive nine tent pegs into the ground five to six feet apart, in a big circle. Players run around circle trying to ring pegs with rubber jar rings. Color code ...

Rock Paper Scissor Glue
Formation – groups of 3-4 sitting in a circle Equipment – none Game: The object of the game is see who can get ‘caught’ the least. ...

Rocket race to Mars
Materials needed: Large piece of plain paper about 36” x 36”, Crayons or markers, Paper for folding airplanes, Blind fold Play: Lay the large piece of paper on the ground. ...

Rocket Race to Mars
Equipment: Blindfold, poster of the solar system (you can make a simple one on poster board - with Mars clearly identified), a paper spaceship for each player (have them make ...

Rocket Relay
Active, outdoors/indoors. Equipment: 1 chair per Six. at the Balloon Semi-active, indoors. Equipment: Balloons. Formation: Relay. Teams line up with members standing side by side, separated by the distance obtained when players stretch their arms sideways. ...

Rockets And Interceptors
Type: Pack Equipment: Some coloured bands, six tins, number of bottle-tops or dried peas. For this game the area needs to be partly open,and partly of the kind ...

Rooster Fight
Each Cub Scout hops on one leg, holding the other. To win, he must make opponent lose balance or step out of circle by bumping shoulders. ...

Rope Golf
This is really a water rescue practice game. First teach the scouts how to loosely but neatly coil the rope and throw with a long flat sidearm throw. Each patrol ...

Rope Throw
One member of group is seated on a piece of cardboard (2' x 2') 30' - 35' away from the group. Balance of group each have one piece of rope ...

Round the Moon
Active, indoors/outdoors Equipment: 1 chair per six. Formation: relay. All the Sixes line up at the end of the room. Each Cub places his hands on the waist of the Cub in front ...

Row Ball
Type: Team Game Equipment: Large ball` Pack is divided into two teams, who sit in parallel lines about four feet apart, but facing in opposite directions. The feet ...

Ruffians
Type: Pack Equipment: Two people in disguise During the meeting, without warning, two "ruffians" in heavy disguise rush in and either kidnap or attach a Leader, then rapidly ...

Run Around the Town
Outdoors Equipment: Bat; soccer or volleyball. Formation: Teams Divide the group into two teams. Line up the outfield team as you would for a game of baseball. Line the ...

Sack Race
Formation – Individuals Equipment – Potato sacks Game: The players must place both feet into the sack. On the start, they start hopping towards the finish ...

Safari Binoculars
Don't forget to take your binoculars! You'll need them when searching for lost cities of gold or a herd of wild elephants. Each boy will need two toilet paper tubes ...

Sand Castle Dinosaur Building Contest
Have an old or perhaps new sandbox? Have the boys square off a section of the sandbox for building their unique dinosaur. Award prizes for biggest, smallest, funniest, scariest and ...

Santas Helpers
Two large identical outlines of Santa Claus are cut from pieces of cardboard. One outline is attached to the wall, while the other is cut up so that each player ...

Sardines
Type: Pack Equipment: Nil One Cub goes off and hides within a given area. As the others find him they squeeze in beside him, and all keep hidden ...

Scout Law Game
a) Form a circle of scouts, go around the circle with each scout giving the next point of the scout law. If a point is missed the scout leaves the ...

Semaphore Drawing
Type: Sixes Equipment: Each Cub, paper and crayons (Semaphore Chart) Sixes in corners. One Cub in each Six must know semaphore (or Morse). Other Cubs have paper and ...

Semaphore Relay
Type: Sixes Equipment: Nil Cubs in Sixes and numbered. The Leader signals a letter and then calls a number. The boys with that number have to get to ...

Series of Games
Art Contests: Boys design projects or posters on a particular subject for fun or to be judged. Artists: Players sit round a table, each with paper and pencil. The right-hand ...

Shere Khan
(The Tiger Game; it is also known as Pom-Pom-Pullaway.) One Cub Scout is Shere Khan, the tiger. All others line up against a wall. Shere Khan stands in the center ...

Shoe Relay
Formation – Teams Equipment – shoes Game: Have each girl take off both shoes and pile them into their teams pile. On the signal, one girl ...

Shopping
Group sits in a circle. One player is sent out of the room and the others take counsel and decide what this player must be when he comes back. They ...

Short Grand Howl
Have Cub Scouts form a circle around the person in whose honor the grand howl is to be given. This may be a visitor, a leader, or a Cub Scout ...

Shot Put
Formation – Individual Equipment – jar and plenty of beans Game – Each girl is given ten beans that they must throw into a jar from ...

Shunting Tag
Type: Pack Equipment: Nil Players in files of threes, gripping the waist of the one in front, forming a train with engine in front, tender and wagon behind., ...

Shuttle Run
Formation – Teams Equipment – none Game: Divide each team in half and place one half across the room. To start, the first person on the ...

Signal Knot Tie
One group signals (Morse or Semaphore) to another group some distance away giving instructions such as: tie bowline around your waist, tie clove hitch using two different thicknesses of rope, ...

Signalling Pairs
Type: Relay Formation Equipment: Two sets of cards: one of the alphabet, and the other with morse or semaphore symbols on them Cubs in relay formation and at ...

Silly Symphony
Nature game, outdoors. Equipment: The Outdoors. Formation: semi-circle. The purpose of this game is to discover the beautiful sounds that can be created by the natural objects in our environment. Each player is given ...

Silly Symphony Clouds on the Clothesline
Jane McCutcheon & Barry Laughton, combines a limited kind of hunt with a whole lot of fun for groups of six or more. Give the players 10 to 15 minutes ...

Simon Says
Formation – Informal Equipment – none Game – Have one girl be ‘Simon’. The rest of the girls form lines in front of ‘Simon’. They must ...

Sink the Bismark
Basically, it's every man for himself dodge-ball. A group of students, 10-30, is asked to stand in a large open circle and game balls are placed sporadically (if that's a ...

Sixteen Point Compass Game
A circle is marked on the floor and sixteen cards are prepared each giving one of the sixteen compass points. These cards are placed face down on a table. Each ...

SixteenPound Put
An inflated bag is "put" for distance, as though it were shot from the shoulder. ...

Ski Maze
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Slash hike
Water game, outdoors. Equipment: None Formation: group This is a super small group game. Ask everyone to wear bathing suits and an old pair of shoes (a pair they can get wet). The ...

Slip Ring
Type: Circle Game Equipment: Cord, large curtain ring A piece of cord in a circle with a ring on it, players holding the cord. One in the centre ...

Slow Bicycle Race
This is the reverse of a speed race. Plan a course the length of the area; with chalk, draw lanes about 3' wide. Several boys compete at the same time. They ...

Smaugs Treasure
Materials needed: beanbag or handkerchief Play: One person is chosen as Smaug. Smaug stands guard over the treasure (a beanbag, handkerchief, etc.) The group forms a circle around him and ...

Smile Tag
A quick game for a break. Takes about 5 minutes. Players form two equal lines facing each other and about three feet apart. One is heads and the other is ...

Smugglers and Spies
Evening game, outdoors Equipment: Tiny pieces of paper with the following smuggled items and point values written on each: Chocolate - 50 points. Quantity: 10 Sugar - 75 points. Quantity: 8 Animal pelts - ...

Smugglers Treasure
Type: Pack Equipment: Counters (or similar) to represent treasure Divide the Pack into three teams: Smugglers, pedlars, and police. The smugglers are trying to dispose of the treasure ...

Snatch the Bobbin
Indoors Equipment: 3 cotton reels (bobbins); chalk Formation: Teams Draw a chalk circle at either end of the room. Place the 3 cotton reels in the center of the ...

Sniffers
Type: Sixes Equipment: Small boxes with perforated lids. Each box has something with a distinctive smell in it. Onion, soap, coffee, sage, tomato sauce, toothpaste, show polish, ...

Soda Bottle Bowling
Gather 10 empty 2-liter soft drink bottles. Fill each with a few inches of sand or water. Set up the “pins” in the traditional triangular shape, and take turns bowling ...

Song Stumpers
One player sings the first line of any familiar song. The others, one by one, try to complete the verse. The first one to succeed becomes the new leader. If ...

Space Ships
Type: Pack Game Equipment: Chalk Mark out a large area as shown below. The Nose-cone is out of bounds, and anyone who touches it is eliminated, as is ...

Spaghetti
Formation – Up to 15 girls per team Equipment – none Game – You have the girls hold hands with each other, but do not make ...

Spear Or Ring The Dinosaur
Using a large washing machine type box, draw a dinosaur on it. In the middle of the dinosaur's body draw a target using 5-6 concentric circles. Give each circle a ...

Spillikins Indoors
Equipment: Medicine bottle; 6 matches per Cub Formation: Circle The Pack sits in a circle with the medicine bottle in the centre. Each Cub takes it in turns to place a match ...

Spin The Plate
Type: Relay Equipment: Plate for each team, chalk Each sixer has a plate (paper). Halfway down the room a small circle is chalked for each Six. Each runner ...

Spinning Color Wheel
Using this picture as a guide, draw two circles that are about 4 1/2 inches in diameter. Cut a sheet of light cardboard the same size and shape; tape the ...

Spirals
Everyone joins hands in a circle. Then one person releases the hand of their neighbour and pulling the giant human rope behind, begins to walk around the outside of the ...

Sponge Relay Race
Balance a wet sponge on your head and run to and back from a goal. If you drop the sponge you must return to the front of your line and ...

Sponge Relay Race
Balance a wet sponge on your head and run to and back from a goal. If you drop the sponge you must return to the front of your line and ...

Sponge Water Fight
Traditional water fights have squirt guns or water balloons that take time to fill and slow down the action. Here is a suggestion that will speed up the action. Use ...

Spray Capture The Flag
Materials needed: Spray bottles for each player, plenty of water balloons, plenty of towels. Play: Divide players into two teams, each of which must defend a flag (in this case ...

Squat Tag
One person is chosen to become "It." The players scatter around the room and "It" tries to tag them. The players may become safe from being tagged by assuming a ...

Squirrel in the Tree
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: None Formation: Small circles of 3-4 boys Form small circles of three or four Cubs. They hold hands to form 'trees with hollow trunks'. A Cub representing ...

St George and the Dragon
Active, indoors. Equipment: Per team: 1 easel; 1 piece of bristol board; 1 straight stick; 1 needle; pins; balloons; 1 set of cardboard armour (optional). Formation: relay. In preparation ...

Stamp It Out
Type: Team Game Equipment: Balloons, Blindfold Players of team in turn see a small balloon on the floor, are then blindfolded and walk to where they think the ...

Stand Wall Ball
This game requires a soft rubber or tennis ball and a high smooth wall or very high board fence. Before starting the game one of the players is selected to ...

Standing Staves Game
Each scout needs a staff 5 to 7 feet long. Form a circle with the sticks held vertical inside, one end on the ground. One scout is chosen as caller. ...

Star Wars
Materials needed: As many Nerf balls as possible, rope to use as a divider, 2 pool noodles, 2 poly-spots Play: Divide the playing space in half with the rope. Each ...

Start Your Engines
Arrange the Cub Scouts in a circle, with one boy in the center. Each boy chooses the name of a car he would like to be. It can be the ...

Static Electricity Tricks
Run a comb through your hair and it will pick up bits of paper. Rub a balloon against your clothing and "hang" it on a wall. To see how two ...

Steal the Bacon
Divide the troop into two, three, or four groups. Number off EACH group separately. Line them up facing each other, about 30-40 feet apart. The number 1 Scout on one ...

Stepping Stones
A stream is marked out on carpet or lawn with some stepping stones scattered around (14” X 14” plywood pieces) Patrol must cross holding hands or waists. Space the stones ...

Steptag
Indoors Equipment: A blindfold Formation: Scatter This is a variation of Blindman's Bluff. The Cubs take up positions anywhere in the room. One Cub is blindfolded and he moves around ...

Steptoe and Son
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: Ball Formation: Circle The Pack form a circle and two boys go into the centre. They are 'Steptoe and Son'. 'Steptoe' guards his 'Son' as the Cubs ...

Stiff Candles
Type: Pack Equipment: Nil Appoint 3 boys to go "HE". The chase the rest of the Pack around Trying to tag them. If tagged then a boy must ...

Stockcar Racing
Active, outdoors/indoors Equipment: none Formation: relay The Sixes line up in files. Each Cub is given the name of a car and when that car is called, he travels to the end of ...

Stranger
Type: Pack Equipment: Suitcase of samples A "stranger" arrives at Pack Meeting with a suitcase of samples. He tries to persuade the Leaders to buy. The Cubs gather ...

Streaker
Active, outdoors/indoors. Equipment: Per team: sweatpants; jacket; hockey mask; 2 garbage bags. Formation: relay. Divide the group into two or more teams. Line teams up at one end of the playing area, with ...

String Burning
A string is pulled tight between sticks. Each contestant builds a fire under the string and lights it. The one whose fire burns through the string first is the winner. ...

String Code
Here's a way to send a secret message on a piece of string. First, write the alphabet on a long strip of cardboard as shown. Color one end of the ...

String Maze
Set up a maze with string tied around trees, over, under, and through garden furniture to dead ends, switch-backs, around-in-circles, and finally to the finish line. Use lots of string. ...

String Maze
Set up a maze with string tied around trees, over, under, and through garden furniture to dead ends, switch-backs, around-in-circles, and finally to the finish line. Use lots of string. ...

Submarine Dive
Indoors Equipment: Piece of chalk Formation: Scatter Draw a number of small chalk circles - submarines - around the room with one less than the number of Cubs in ...

Submarines
Indoors Equipment: A blindfold Formation: Scatter Two chairs are set up about three metres apart, this is the entrance to the 'harbour'. One boy is blindfolded and stands in ...

Swamp
Nature game, outdoors. Equipment: pen and paper. Formation: small groups. Divide the group into teams of 4 to 6. Give each team a large piece of paper and a pen. Each letter in the ...

Swat the Fly
Materials needed: One pool noodle Play: Everyone sits in a circle around the person who is IT (“the Swatter”). The Swatter, who has the pool noodle, counts “1, 2, 3, ...

Swat To The Gap
Group is in a circle, facing in, with hands behind their backs, eyes closed. Leader walks quietly around circle and places the rolled up newspaper secretly in the hands of ...

Sweep N Scrub
Active, outdoors/indoors Equipment: Per team: apron; towel, broom, dustpan, bucket filled with water, 2 dishes, garbage can. Formation: relay Divide the group into two or more teams, and line them up in straight ...

Swim Chase
Type: Water game Equipment: Nil The object is to get possession of a spring-type clothes peg which each Cub has attached to the back of his togs. As ...

Switch 1
This final game from Clouds on the Clothesline is fun to play with groups of 12 or more in an area with several different kinds of trees. It's also a ...

Switch 2
Nature game, outdoors. Equipment: None. Formation: scatter, in a wooded area with several varieties of trees. Players are divided into three or four groups such as Sugar Maple, Beeches, Yellow birches, ironwoods. In ...

Tadpoles
Indoors Equipment: 1 ball; whistle Formation: Teams The Pack divides into two teams. Team A stands in a circle with one Cub in the centre, holding the ball. Team ...

Tail Tally
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: 1 rope per Cub, colour coded for each Six; 1 whistle Formation: Scatter One Cub from each Six is a 'catcher'. All the other Cubs have a ...

Tangled Knot
Scouts form a disorganized cluster. Each grabs two other hands forming a huge tangled knot. The group tries to untangle itself. All knots are not solvable. Helps people relax their ...

Tell Me About Yourself
Players sit in a circle. One player is “It” and stands in the center. “It” points at any player and asks a simple question and immediately begins to count to ...

Ten Square
Formation – Teams Equipment – Chalk - blacktop Game: Draw a large rectangle on the blacktop and divide it into 10 squares. Have each team send ...

Thats My Name
Indoors Equipment: Paper; Magic Marker Formation: Lines Divide the players into teams. On 'Go', the first player from each team runs to a table, grabs a magic marker and writes ...

The Body Language Game
To play this game, give your den members a piece of paper and a pencil. Ask them to think about feelings they can show by body language only - ...

The Boy Scout Motto in Sign Language
People who cannot hear communicate with each other by forming symbols with their hands and fingers. ...

The Calculator Game
If you have a pocket calculator, your den can play a spelling bee. The game is based on the fact that when the calculator's display is held upside down, seven ...

The Changing Cups Puzzle
Place six cups in a row, with every second one turned down, as shown. Ask Cub Scouts to see if they can get the three cups that are turned the ...

The Christmas Card Game
Take a set of old Christmas cards (about three times as many cards as there are players) and cut each card into two pieces, making two sets of half-cards so ...

The Den Memories Book
Use it to keep the den's photos, certificates of awards, patches no longer worn, advancement records, etc. (Each boy might want his own memories book.) Cut covers from light wood ...

The Eagle And The Chicken El Gavilan y lo Pollitos
Country – Latin America Formation – Informal Equipment – none Game – One child is chosen to be the eagle, and another the Mother Hen. All the ...

The Elephant Hunt
Indoors Equipment: soccer ball; chalk Formation: scatter Two chalk lines are drawn about three metres apart in the centre of the room. This is elephant country. All the leaders ...

The Endangered Hoppit
Also from Science Is... Here's a great game for Beavers or Cubs with a whole lot of energy to burn. Hoppits are imaginary creatures that hop around gathering materials from ...

The Frankfurter Trick
Hold your two index fingers at eye level a little apart. Keep eyes on center but look into distance and watch a magic frankfurter appear between your fingers. ...

The Frog Hop
Draw a finish line about 25' from the start and line the players up about 3' apart. At "Go" they race by jumping first to the right, then to the ...

The Great Insect Hunt
Have the Cub Scouts stand in a circle on a grassy area, facing outward. Scatter assorted colored insects (toothpicks) in the center of the circle. On signal, the Cub Scouts ...

The Guess What Im Doing Game
On separate slips of paper, write some directions. ("Buckle your seat belt" "Look both ways before crossing the street." "Take out the trash." "Wash the dog.") Put the slips in a ...

The Guessing Blind Man
Indoors Equipment: 1 blindfold Formation: Teams Arrange players in a circle. Blindfold one player and turn him around three times. During this procedure, have all players change seats. The ...

The Huron Hop
Outdoors/indoors Equipment: 10 black headbands with one feather; 10 white headbands with one feather; 50 inflated balloons with pieces of string attached to each; tape or rope ...

The Midnight Game
Players acting as sheep are in a safety circle or fold at one end of the play area. The fox has a den in the opposite corner and comes out ...

The Moon And The Stars La Luna y las Estrellas de la Manana
Country - Spain Formation – Informal Equipment – a nice shade tree Game – Find a tree that is casting a nice shadow. One person ...

The Mystery Number
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: A whistle Formation: Circle The Pack forms a circle with the Sixers in the middle. The Sixers choose a mystery number known only to themselves. The Cubs ...

The Mystifying Reader
Indoors Equipment: Pencil and paper for each Cub Formation: Circle Give all the Cubs a slip of paper - each the same size and shape as the others. Then ...

The Pumpkin Planter
Country - Italy Formation – Circle Equipment – none Game – One player is Il Cucuzzaro, the Pumpkin Planter. She stands in the middle of ...

The Secret Friend
Ask children to write down a name and a surname of each person on separate leaflets and to curtail them so that one won't be able to see what is ...

The Stalker
Nature game, outdoors. Equipment: Blindfolds, stones. Formation: scatter. Half the group is given blindfolds to wear. These players are placed in scatter formation within the boundaries of the playing area. A stone is ...

The Stalker Variation
Nature game, indoors Equipment: blindfolds, flashlight. Formation: scatter. This is a terrific evening program variation to the original Stalker game. The players protecting the stone between their feet are given flashlights. When they ...

The Telephone Number Game
This is a secret-message game based on the telephone dial. Give each boy a pencil and paper and ask him to convert a very short message into code based on ...

The Treasure of the White Cobra
Group in a circle. One player (the White Cobra) sits blindfolded in the middle guarding the treasure of the Gold Lairs (some object which is lying between his outstretched legs). ...

The Whats It Game
For a pack meeting preopening activity, disassemble some familiar device of appliance such as a mechanical alarm clock, lock, small electric motor, or ancient computer. Put various internal parts in ...

This is My House
Indoors Equipment: Chalk Formation: Scatter Draw a number of circles on the floor, just big enough for a Cub to stand in and two less than the Cubs in ...

Thrash Bag Race
Divide boys into teams of two. Give each team a trash bag and 2 blindfolds. Have one boy in each team remove his shoes and socks. Both boys are blindfolded. ...

Three Ball Throw
Type: Team Game Equipment: 3 tennis balls and a box or bucket Divide the Cubs into two teams. One team bats and the other fields. The first batter ...

Three Deep
Players form a circle, two deep, facing center. Two players on the outside of the circle, and at some distance from each other, begin the game as runner and chaser. ...

Three Legged Race
Formation – Couples Equipment – Rope or suitable item to tie legs together. Game: Tie together each one of each teams right and left legs together. ...

Thumb taping game
Start off by talking about what kind of 'hands' different animals have & how they use them. How are people's hands different? We have thumbs that make it possible to ...

Tic Tac Toe A Game For Buddies
Creating a Tic-Tac-Toe board is as easy as drawing two horizontal lines and two vertical lines. The nine squares that result should be about the same size. The players decide who will ...

TICTACTOE
Draw an expanded tick-tack-toe grip with 16 or 25 spaces on the pavement with squares the size of a hopscotch board. The players are divided into two teams, the 0 ...

Tight Rope Walk
Semi-active, outdoors/indoors Equipment: Per team: 20' rope, sweatpants, long underwear or large tights, moustache, derby hat, stool, 6' stick. Formation: shuttle. Line up the teams in shuttle formation at either end of their ...

Tin Scuttle
Type: Pack game Equipment: 4 tins, chalk An area is chalked off in each six corner and inside it stands a tin guarded by the sixer. Other players ...

Tissue Paper Relay
Give each player a drinking straw.  Divide the den into two teams.  Give the first player on each team a square of tissue paper.  On signal, he tries to lift ...

Tongue Jam
Formation – Teams Equipment – none Game: Form two teams and have them get into a circle. Assign one assistant to each group to be ...

Torch And Whistle
Type: Pack Equipment: Powerful torch and whistle Two Cubs with the torch and the whistle are given a few minutes start from a clearing. The rest then set ...

Toss The Bag
Type: Relay Equipment: Bean bag for each Six Sixes line up and in front of each about six feet away is a small chalked circle. The Sixer has ...

Toys For Sale
Each Cub Scout is given the name of a toy - soldier, trumpet, clown, jumping jack, top, kite, etc. The Toys sit in a circle with the Storekeeper outside the ...

Track Memory
A group sits with their feet up and other groups study them. After three minutes, one of the groups makes some footmarks in a good bit of ground. The other ...

Tracking
Formation – Teams Equipment – None Game – Have one group head start to hike and after 10 minutes have the second team try ...

Tractor Pull
The "tractor" kneels on hands and knees with a "driver" astride. The driver holds on with his legs. Two tractors back up to each other and the drivers reach back ...

Trails And Treasure Hunts
Type: Pack Equipment: as required There are numerous methods of setting trails and treasure hunts. But make the clues simple and the rails obvious. If this is not ...

Train Relay
Formation – Teams Equipment – none Game: Line the teams up for a relay race. Have each team member lock arms around the player in front ...

Tramps TeaParty
Type: Circle Equipment: Knife, fork, scarf, gloves, old hat, dice, parcel wrapped in newspaper, cake of chocolate in the parcel. Cubs sit in a circle with the parcel, ...

Trash Bag Race
Divide boys into teams of two. Give each team a trash bag and 2 blindfolds. Have one boy in each team remove his shoes and socks. Both boys are blindfolded. ...

Trash Ball
Divide the group in half and situate them on opposite sides of a volleyball net or rope strung between two trees. Offer each group an equal amount of dry trash, ...

Treasure Hunt
To get the little miners on the move, let’s have a treasure hunt. Divide the little miners into teams. Have clues on different colors of paper. Have team members answer ...

Treasure Hunt Game
A way to liven up an activity. Have the scouts locate different plants, building rooms, people or animal signs. ...

Treasure Hunt Variations
Give group a message in code or semaphore telling boys where to find message number two. Give group a message telling leader to phone a given number ...

Tree Decorating
You will need chalk and chalkboard, or a large sheet of paper and felt tip pens. Set the chalkboard at one end of the room. Divide group into an equal ...

Triad
Evening game, outdoors. Equipment: 3 soccer balls painted white; 6 markers with reflectors attached (to make 3 goals). Formation: teams. Divide the players into three teams. On the playing field, set up three ...

Trim the Tree
Line up the dens for a relay.  Attach large sheets of paper to the opposite wall and give each boy a different colored crayon.  On signal, the first boy runs ...

Trivia
WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE ...

Trunk The Elephant
Any player who sticks the trunk in the right hole on the elephant wings. On large cardboard, draw an elephant’s head. Cut several holes. Designate one for the trunk. Hand ...

Tunnel Relay
Formation – teams Equipment – none Game: The girls form a line with their legs spread out. On the start, the last girl in the line ...

Tunnels
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: 2 soccer balls; 1 whistle Formation: Teams The Pack divides into two teams and line up about 3 metres apart facing each other. They stand, legs apart, ...

Two Syllables
Country - Greece Formation – Circle Equipment – Handkerchief tied into a knot or stuffed sock, plus a colored token for each player. Game – Give each ...

Ugly Face Contest
Tell contestants that this is a contest to see who can make the most accurate drawing of their face on a paper sack.  Place paper grocery sacks over the contestants’ ...

Unbraid Race
Attach two or more 3' lengths of stout cord or lightweight rope to a wall or chair. At a given signal the boys start to unbraid the rope. Fastest boy ...

Uncle Sam
Play: Designate one player to be IT (“Uncle Sam”). All other players stand on one side of an marked area with IT in the middle. The players chant “Uncle Sam, ...

Under the bridge
Make an arch by turning two chairs forward, top to top, in front of each group. Boys are lined up in relay formation. The first boy runs to the chairs ...

Unmounted Knight Maze
This Knight fell off his horse. Can you help the Knight find his horse?   ...

VariationChange Horses
Pair off the horse and rider teams. On command, all riders change horses without touching the ground. ...

VariationChristmas Dinner
Give each group a piece of paper with CHRISTMAS written vertically down the side and tell them that after each letter they must write the name of some article that ...

VariationCircle Pull
Divide group into two equal teams. Draw a circle on the floor with a piece of chalk. One team of players is stationed within the circle. The other team is ...

VariationFill The Gap
One player walks around outside the circle, taps another player on the back. Both race around the circle in opposite directions. The player that fails to "fill" the gap continues ...

VariationKims Game
This game is very adaptable. Objects can be categorized - First aid Kim's: all objects are related to first aid (bandages, pins, splints, etc.); Conventional Sign Kim's: all objects are ...

VariationPoison Circle
The players form a circle as large as the joining of hands will permit. When the circle is completed, all drop hands and each one takes the longest step possible ...

VariationPoison Indian Club
As above but without circle drawn on ground. In center, place plastic bottles or other easily knocked over objects. Object of the game is to force others to knock over ...

VariationSleeping Pirate
Blindfolded player becomes the sleeping pirate and sits on a chair in the middle of the room, with "treasure" (blocks of wood) which he is defending, at his feet. Players ...

Varra
Country - Albania Formation – Single Equipment – Chalk Game – Draw on a blacktop, a large square, dividing this square into nine sections. Number each section ...

Veggie Race
Use old fruit and vegetables (grocery stores are a good source) to construct vehicles. Each family or a small group of boys can make a vehicle together. Use things like ...

Visit To The Farm
Players stand in a circle. One person volunteers to be the Farmer and is blindfolded. The Farmer spins around slowly in the circle and then points at someone and names ...

Waiter Theres a Monkey in my Soup
Materials: A brown balloon and a paper plate for each player, permanent markers. Give each boy a blown up balloon and have them decorate them like monkeys with markers. Let ...

Waiter01
Formation – Teams Equipment – Plastic plates, balls Game: At the start, each of the first players will hold a plate with a ball placed on ...

Wake Up
Arrange the Pack sitting in a circle, facing inward Set an alarm clock and start it ringing. The boys must pass the clock rapidly around the circle with the alarm ...

Walk The Plank Relay
Two teams play this game. Team members line up one behind the other. A piece of tape, 8 feet long is stretched in front of the first person in each ...

Warriors and Brigands
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: None Formation: Teams   The Pack is split into teams, one is the 'Brigands' and the other is the 'Warriors'. Each team has one end of the room ...

Wash The Line
Formation – teams Equipment – stacks to hold clothesline, clothesline, clothespins, clothes Game: Stake off the clothesline about 10’ in length. Give each contestant a ...

Water Bucket Relay
Formation – Teams Equipment – Two buckets, 1 sponge per team Game: Line two or more teams up for a really. Provide each team with two ...

Water Life at Night
To see below the surface of a pond or stream at night, put a lighted flashlight in a watertight jar. (A large instant-coffee jar is good.) You might need to ...

Water Relay Race
You will need: A bucket of water, a tablespoon, and a plastic drinking cup for each team. Divide the players into teams. Players form parallel lines. The lead player of ...

Water Relay Race
You will need: A bucket of water, a tablespoon, and a plastic drinking cup for each team. Divide the players into teams. Players form parallel lines. The lead player of ...

Watering The Horses
Type: Relay Equipment: Paper cup half filled with water for each Cub. Cubs are in sixes, and each Cub is given a paper cup half filled with water. ...

Weather Observation Chart
Photocopy the March page of a large calendar for each den member. Have him make the legend showing how to mark the day's weather on it and tape to calendar ...

Weather Observer Game
The leader give a three-minute weather report with lots of weather activity around the country-snow in the Rockies, tornadoes in Oklahoma, scorching hot weather in Florida, rain in Pennsylvania, cloudy ...

Weather Station Instruments
Simple Barometer -This device shows atmospheric pressure. Use a glass or clear plastic quart bottle. Fill it with water, put a saucer over the top, and turn it over quickly. ...

Weathercock
Group spreads out facing leader who is to be the Weather Bureau. The leader calls out which way the wind is blowing, North, Southeast, West... As the direction is named ...

Wells Fargo
Equipment Six silver or gold ingots (if budget restraints prevent the use of real ingots, pieces of 2x2 wrapped in silver or gold foil will do). Strips of paper 2 cm x ...

Wet Trail
Type: Pack Equipment: Squeezy bottles Half the Cubs set off laying a trail equipped with squeezy bottles filled with water, which the other Cubs follow after a time ...

Whale Ahoy
Indoors/outdoors Equipment: 1 paper or sock ball or beanbag Formation: Scatter One boy is selected to be the 'whale', he may run freely about the room. The rest of ...

What Am I
Indoors Equipment: None Formation: Circle The Cubs sit in a circle. One Cub goes outside the room, while he is away the others decide what he should be when ...

What Will I be
This is a variation of charades. Divide group into equal teams. Give each team five minutes to decide on a career they will dramatize and practice doing it. Suggest to ...

What Will I Do
Type: Relay Equipment: Cards with feats on for each Six. Prepare six cards for each Six or sim methods of moving i.e. walking backwards, forwards somersaults, grasping ankles, ...

Whats Wrong with Christmas
This is a variation of the classic Kim’s game.  It is a good game for den meetings.  On a table or tray place a number of Christmas type objects, such ...

Whats in the Bag
Materials needed: pillow case, assorted sports items (golf ball, tennis ball, Frisbee, ping pong ball, base ball mitt, etc.), paper, pencils, timer Play: Fill the pillow case with assorted sports ...

Wheel Relay
Type: Relay Equipment: Small ball or bean bag per team Teams in file formation, the last player having the ball. On the starting signal the bass is passed ...

Which song are you singing
Divide the group into two teams. Either assign each team a song or let them choose one. First team starts singing its song. At the leader’s signal, first team stops ...

Whirling Wheels
Active, indoors/outdoors Equipment: 1 beanbag per Six. Formation: Relay, like the spokes of a wheel, facing in a clockwise direction with the Sixers in the centre. The beanbags lie at the feet of ...

Whistle tag
Evening game, outdoors Equipment: one whistle for each 'hunted' leader or staff member. Formation: teams. The group is divided into teams of 6-8 players. The leaders or staff members who are to ...

Whistling Hares And Hounds
Type: Pack Equipment: Loud whistle for the hares Scrub covered land is needed for this game. Two Cubs and a Leader are the hares. They set off with ...

Who Am I05
This is a guessing game in which the leader tells the group only a very general fact about the person he "is" - such as, he is an actor, athlete, ...

Who Has Gone From the Room
Indoors Equipment: None Formation: Circle See that all are seated in a circle with the one who is 'it' closing his eyes while you have a Cub leave the ...

Who Is Going To Be The Redskin Chief
One of the players is to be chosen as Indian Chief and he has got to be very nippy and fast. The group forms a big circle. In the middle ...

Who Is Missing
Indoors Equipment: None Formation: Circle  The Cubs walk round in a circle. When the leader gives a signal they all cover their eyes with their caps or their hands. ...

Who Was It
Country - Iran Formation – Line (mice), and sitting (cat) Equipment – Stone, block or other small objects that will make a noise when hit (for ...

Whos The Best Indian
Players sit in a circle. Each takes his turn telling something he can see, hear, feel or smell from where he sits. No repetition is allowed and if a player ...

Wiggles Game
Give each Cub Scout a piece of paper and pencil and ask him to draw a wavy or zigzag line. They exchange papers and make the line into a picture. ...

Wild Animals
Formation – Informal Equipment – None Game – Have girls form into small groups. The idea is for the girls to learn how animals ...

Witches Wand
Indoors Equipment: 1 15' rope weighted at one end Formation: Circle Arrange the players in a circle 5-8' apart and give one a rope about 15' long weighted at ...

Wood Tag
The runner must touch wood to be safe. ...

Word Puzzle
Type: Pack Equipment: Pencil, paper Each of the players is given a piece of paper on which he draws nine squares, 3 x 3. They take turns at ...

Xmas Trivia
Have families at the December Pack meeting work on the answers as a team.  Use common Christmas information about Santa, Christmas songs, etc.   Ask some tough questions as well as ...

You Cant See Me
Nature game, outdoors Equipment: A nature trail. Formation: Scatter The object of this game is to allow the players the opportunity to pretend they are animals, trying to hide from Man. The group walks ...

You did it
Materials needed: Compass for each team, compass directions for each team, puzzle pieces with message for each team, prizes Play: When you lay out the course, place two parts at ...

Yummy Fossils
Give each boy a chocolate chip cookie and a toothpick. Tell them they need to get the chocolate chips out without breaking them. ...

Zig Zag Bicycle Race
Set out a course of obstacles: chairs, benches, garbage cans. Boys must weave their way around these on their bicycles to a turning line and then return to starting line. It ...

Zip Zap
Players are arranged in a circle. "It" stands in the middle, points to someone in the circle & says, "ZIP" or "ZAP" & then counts to ten. If the command ...

Zip Zap
Form a circle with the leader in the centre. When he points to someone and says "zip!" the player must give the name of the person on his right before ...

Zulu Boy
Type: Pack Equipment: Hat (See the Wolf Cub's Handbook page 16 for background story). One Cub is the Zulu boy who, instead of being painted white, wears a ...



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