Pack Meeting HELP NEEDED
Murphy Peter (MurphyP@RND3.INDY.TCE.COM)
Fri, 22 Sep 1995 08:47:00 PDT
Rich Gehl wanted ideas for a pack game for 60 boys in a school gym.
I had the same situation for our school night roundup. I consulted the
"How To Book" and the old "Games for Cub Scouts". The game that
our boys really seemed to enjoy was sideline basketball.
The teams line up on opposite sidelines. You may need to mark new
sidelines with tape or cones to make the court narrower than usual for
your young boys like we did. Each team sends 5 boys on to the court
at a time. After every basket you change all 10 players on the court.
Nobody is allowed to dribble the ball. Players on the court may only
shoot the ball at the basket or pass the ball to a player on the sideline.
Players on the sideline may only pass the ball to a player on the
court. Players on the court may NOT pass to each other. Players on
the sidelines may NOT pass to each other. Our guys loved it.
Another fun one we used o couple of years ago was alien baseball.
It is played with a kickball. This game works best with large teams.
If a player in the field catches the ball in the air then the kicker is out.
After 3 out or going through the entire lineup you switch places - in
the field or at bat. If a player in the field stops the ball on the ground
he has to freeze where he is. All other players in the field line up
behind the player that has the ball. The ball is then passed under
the legs of all of the players in the field. When the last player in
line gets the ball he runs with the ball to the front of the line and yells
"STOP". Meanwhile, the batter runs around his teammates who are
huddled in a mass. The number of complete laps he can make before
the player yells "STOP" is how many runs he scores.
CM, Pack 125, Carmel, Indiana (near Indianapolis)
Crossroads of America Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City