Re: Games, Games, Games
Michael Krieg (mkrieg@LUNDEEN.COM)
Fri, 25 Oct 1996 10:07:23 -0700
At 10:11 AM 10/25/96 -0500, Michael J Pagelkopf wrote:
>I have numerous game books I am looking to the scouters of SCOUTS-L is share
>with me the _ONE_ game that works well in their unit. The _ONE_ game the
>boys love to play. The only requirement is that it must be an indoor game.
I'm a Cubmaster, not a Scoutmaster, but I think the principle will apply to
Boy Scouts as well - our Scouts prefer relay games above all others. The
all-time favorite is the driving-a-nail race.
For each team you need a 4 x 4 (or two 2 x 4's nailed together) about 18
inches long, an 8-penny nail, a claw hammer, and safety glases. Before the
game, start each nail by driving it in about half an inch. Each scout runs
ten feet or so, puts on the safety glasses, picks up the hammer, hits the
nail *once*, puts down the hammer, takes off the glasses, and runs back to
the line so the next Scout can go. The first team to drive the nail all the
For Boy Scouts, you might use a larger nail, or more than one. Before the
race begins, a talk about tool safety (eye protection, hitting objects other
than a nail with a hammer) is important.
Michael Krieg Technical Support Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org Lundeen and Associates
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City