Peter Van Houten (Peter_Van_Houten@SIMULACRUM.WV.TEK.COM)
Fri, 26 Jun 1992 13:30:30 PDT
Hello friends and scouters. Setting aside all the political discussion I am
need of your valued experience. Our Pack (Cub Scouts) is putting on a
'Scout Olympic Day' for one of our Summer Time Activities. It will be held
on July 25th, same day as the Summer Olympics begin. The focus is to have
den competitions (No individual) that are fun, but require teamwork and
involvement of the entire den in order to be successful. We are looking at
having six stations, five of which we've already come up with. However, we
need a sixth activity and that is why I'm soliciting your help.
I've already gone through the Scouts-L game file, and will probably pick one
of those. But I'd like to hear some ideas that have been FUN TESTED!
Here's a brief description of the other ideas so you get an idea of what
1) Water Relay race -- Transport water from point A to point B holding
water can above head. Water can has small nail holes in bottom edge
resulting in a shower effect on the carrier. Team that has the most water
average per den wins.
2) Obstacle Course -- Standard obstacle type course described in Ideas
book, with the addition of slip N slide water slide, and Rope swing over
small swimming pool. Best den average through course wins.
3) Electric Isotope -- Combined teamwork to remove coffee can from center
of circle using ropes tied to small innertube. Boys cannot cross rope
circle. Best time wins.
4) Water Balloon Sling Shot Catch -- Using a large slingshot made from
surgical tubing and a inner tube cup, three boys will launch the water
balloons toward the objective. The objective is three boys holding a small
plastic swimming pool, who will try and catch the water balloons. The team
with the most catchs wins.
5) 4x4 Races -- Using two 4x4's 6'f lengths with robes tied every 12
inches, six boys standing on the 4x4 will attempt to lift and walk a short
distance. Requires teamwork and cooperative effort. Fastest time wins.
Thank you in advance for your wonderful ideas.
Peter Van Houten
Snail Mail: 7225 SW 160th
Beaverton, OR 97007
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