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[rec.scouting.*] Games (FAQ 11) Part 2

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   Following a line, or rope on the ground, and by walking heel to toe,
   each team member must stop (about every 3 feet and drop a seed in a
   small mouthed jar set near the line. When he reaches the end, he runs
   back and taps the next boy on the team.
   Two teams. Give each starting player a fork and a potato. He tosses
   the potato into the air and catches it on the fork, takes it off and
   hands them to the next player. First team through wins.
  17.3 CONE RACE
   String paper cones on cords stretched between chairs, or posts. Each
   team member blows cone to the end of the cord, brings it back; next
   boy does the same. First team finished wins.
   Two teams; each team has a 3" long stick and a 1/2 gallon milk bottle
   (add a little water to the bottles). The players use the stick to push
   the bottle (pig) to the fair.
   Using a broomstick and a paper towel cardboard tube, each team member
   uses the stick to roll the tube to one end of the room and them back.
   He then hands the broomstick to the next boy. (I have seen this one
   done -- it's harder than it sounds!)
   Divide into relay teams. First player holds a long turkey feather. At
   the word "Go" each throws his 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 across the finish line. He then picks it
   up and runs back to his team to give the feather to the next player.
   You will need:
     * 1 candle and a box of matches per team and 1 drinking
     * straw per team member
   Each team member is given a straw. They have to race to the opposite
   end of the hall where their candle and box of matches is located. They
   must light the candle and then blow it out by blowing the flame
   through the straw. This can also be played in subdued lighting.
   You will need:
     * 6 wooden checkers playing pieces per patrol
     * We often get these given to us at rummage sales
   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 pile with the other hand. The only time they can touch the
   checkers with the other hand, is either when they have dropped them
   and are picking them up, or when they are transferring the checkers to
   another scout in their team.
   You will need:
     * 4 card or carpet tile stepping stones
     * three awkward pieces of equipment such as a rucksack, a football
       and a hoop, for each six
   Line up sixes with their equipment and draw two lines to represent the
   river. Lay the stepping stones across the river. Cub 1 carries cub 2
   on his back across the river using the stepping stones. Cub 2 comes
   back and picks up cub 3 plus a piece of equipment. Cub 3 comes back
   and picks up cub 4 plus a piece of equipment and so on until all the
   cubs have crossed the river. Those cubs on the bank should be
   encouraged to cheer their team on.
   You will need:
     * 1 ball and several skittles per team or six
   Standing in teams, each person in turn dribbles the ball down the line
   of skittles slalom fashion, either using their foot, a stick or a
   washing up liquid bottle and then straight back to the next man in
   their team. If a skittle is knocked over, the player has to return to
   the start and begin again.
   You will need:
     * 6 tin cans or drinking chocolate tins with lids per team
   Patrols or sixes stand in lines. They have to run to the end of the
   hall in relay fashion and each one add a can to the stack. The winning
   team is the first one back with a completed stack and all their team
   standing to attention. You could add a variation to the game by
   playing two teams at a time and have the other teams at the sides
   throwing bean bags or dusters at the piles of cans. If you played this
   variation then you would play against the clock to see which was the
   fastest team.
   You will need:
     * A ball or balloon for each team
   The teams stand at attention in lines, the front player in each team
   has the ball. On the command 'GO' they spring their legs apart. The
   player at the front passes the ball between their legs. The ball must
   go between each players legs until it is picked up by the player at
   the back. The back player then runs to the front and continues the
   process until the original font player is back at the front. The
   winning team is the one with all players standing at attention with
   the ball at the front. If a ball breaks out from the line it must
   start its journey through the tunnel again from the front. As an
   alternative pass the ball from the back player through the tunnel to
   the front.
   Teams stand in lines at one end of the hall. On the command 'GO', the
   front player gets down on his hands. The second player stands between
   his legs and lifts his legs up to waist level. They now have to go as
   fast as possible to the other end of the hall with the front player
   walking with his hands and the rear player holding him up like a
   wheelbarrow. When they reach the end of the hall the front player
   stands up and the rear player runs back to the front of his team and
   then becomes the front man of the new wheelbarrow. This process is
   continued until the whole team are at the far end of the hall.
   You will need:
     * A short length of lashing rope and a chair for each team
   Teams stand in lines at one end of the hall. There is a wooden chair
   with a bar back at the other end of the hall opposite each team. The
   front player of each team has a length of rope in one hand. On the
   command 'GO' the second player jumps onto the back of the front player
   and they race piggy back style to the chair at the other end of the
   hall. The player riding jumps down and ties one end of the rope around
   the top bar of the chair using the highwaymans hitch. He then jumps
   back on the other players back, pulls the end of the rope to free it
   and they then race back to their team. The player who was the horse
   goes to the back of the team and the player who was the rider now
   becomes the horse or front player.
   You will need:
     * A drinking straw for each player
     * simple paper cut-out of a child, this should be about 1 1/2 to 2
   inches tall. The arms and legs should be about 1/2 an inch wide on the
   The game goes like this: The players are divided into two teams and
   are formed into two lines. 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 for
   each team on another table, chair, stool, or whatever.
   At the call of "Fireman, save my child", the first player on each team
   must pick up a child by sucking up the figure against their straw.
   While holding the figure this way, they then run to their respective
   pail and deposit their figure in the pail. If they drop the figure en
   route, they must stop and pick up their child again, by getting down
   on the floor and sucking it up with their straw. After putting their
   child in the pail, they run back to the starting line, and the next
   player picks up his child and repeats the process. The first team to
   save all their children is the winner. Have enough figures so each
   player gets at least two turns.
   My Girl Scout troop really liked a game I threw together to teach them
   about layered clothing. Gather a pile of assorted clothing, including
   socks, shoes, hats, etc. Divide the clothing "evenly" into piles (i.e.
   pair of pants in each pile, mittens in each pile, etc.). Make sure the
   clothes are large enough that the outer layers can fit over the other
   layers. Divide the group into teams. Divide the teams in half and
   place one half near the pile of clothes, the other about 50 feet away.
   At a signal, the first member of each team "dresses" in the clothing
   of the pile and gallops the 50 feet to the other side, "undresses" and
   another team member puts on the clothes. As long as there are no rocks
   in the way, this game can be really fun to play (and watch!).

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