Posted On: 2021-11-06
Before the meeting make enough triquitraques (pronounced tree-key-
tra'-kays) in assorted colors for
each of your boys, following the
directions below. Put a World Brotherhood patch inside each
triquitraque. Display them at the
pack meeting in a brightly colored
basket, pottery bowl, or sombrero. Play a CD or tape of some Latin
American music in the background as you speak. Music is available
at the library.
This month we have been learning a little about the culture of some
Spanish speaking countries
(name the country or countries that have
It is good to learn thi
ngs about other places and
peoples. It helps us to understand
and appreciate them. It enriches
our lives to have lots of different kinds of experiences. And, it is
also a lot of fun!
Who can tell me some of the things that you have
learned about another country this month?
(Allow the children to tell some of the things
they have learned. You may have to ask some
leading questions to get them started. After they have had sufficient time to answer, continue. )
I have a surprise for each of you. The Den Chiefs will pass out some Latin American
triquitraques to you. Don’t do anything with them until I tell you to. Just hold them.
Chiefs pass out the triquitraques while you talk.)
In Mexico triquitraques are often used
holidays or other special days, such as birthdays, to
add to the fun of the occasion. Inside of the
triquitraque is a little gift.
Does everyone have his triquitraque? Okay, wh
en I count to three in Spanish, everyone pull on
the little strings that are hanging out of your triqu
itraque. Can everyone find the strings? Bueno.
Oh! How do I count to three in Spanish? Oka
y, on “tres” pull your strings. Everyone help me
count. Altogether now, uno, dos, tres! Pull your strings!
(After they pop their triquitraques
make sure everyone finds their patch.)
We have given you the World Brotherhood patch to show
that you understand that all of us are God’s child
ren and we need to love and appreciate each
Needed: empty toilet paper rolls, assorted co
lors of tissue paper, bright, narrow ribbon and
“Pulling Fireworks” (little cylinders with stri
ngs coming out of each end). You can buy the
pulling fireworks or poppers at a craft or novelty st
ore. Cut a toilet paper
roll in half to make
two cylinders. Put a small gift or patch inside.
Put the popper in the cylinder, leaving the strings
dangling out of each end. Lay the cylinder on colo
red tissue paper leaving about two inches of
extra tissue on each end. Put a tiny piece of clear ta
pe over the strings on each end to attach it to
the tissue. Wrap the tissue around the cylinder.
Tie a narrow ribbon at both ends of the tissue
close to the cylinder and flare out the loose ends, making sure the strings are still dangling out.