Dan OCanna (ocanna@ALPHA.CAER.UKY.EDU)
Fri, 21 Jun 1996 16:18:42 EDT
Our troop plays two games at camp that require little equipment or
Game 1: Staff Rassilin'
Two Scouts stand facing each other holding a hiking staff horizontialy
between them. The Scouts each choose one end of the staff to be "theirs".
On GO they try to touch their end to the ground meanwhile preventing the
opponent from touching his end to the ground.
A simple game in which size does make a difference but balance and technique
also are important. I believe I read about this game in a 1930's era Scout
Game 2: Washers
Take 4 LARGE washers (like for a 3/4" bolt) and paint 2 a bright color.
Dig two holes slightly larger in diameter than the washers about 4" deep.
Play the game like horse shoes and score accordingly using the holes for
a ringer. The heavy clay soil at our Scout camp holds its shape quite well.
If your soil is more soil-like you may need to fabricate a hole out of
small tin cans or the like and bury them.
I learned this game from the guys who work on the starting gate at
Yours in the spirit of Scouting,
Dan O'Canna [firstname.lastname@example.org] Lexington, KY USA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City