Re: Knotty games...
Kem White (dkw@APLCOMM.JHUAPL.EDU)
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 09:10:46 -0500
Knot and Rope Games
Knots Galore - Give the team captains a 24-inch length of
rope. At the signal, the captains tie a knot in one end of the
rope, the second player ties one near the first, and so on down
the line. There should be one knot for each player on the team.
After all the knots are tied and the number checked, it goes
down the line again with each player untying a knot. First team
to finish wins.
Rope Throw Rescue - Each den (or team) has a coil of rope.
Adults representing drowning victims are in the water. Each
Webelos in turn throws the rope to the drowning person who
grabs it and then lets it go. The player recoils the rope and
hands it to the next player. Repeat until all den members have
cast successfully. Can be played on land, too.
Save My Child - You will need 6 pieces of 4-foot long rope
per team, a blanket (for indoor game) or a wagon (for outdoor
game), and a broom handle or stout stick. The object of the
game is to tie the ropes together to have a rope long enough to
throw to someone out about 15 feet away and pull them to
safety. One boy sits on the blanket or in the wagon and waits
for his team to tie the ropes together using square knots or
sheet bends. Once the rope is thrown to the waiting boy, he
must tie a bowline in the end while the other boys tie a clove
hitch around the stick. All pulling must be done on the stick and
not the rope. The first team to pull the boy to safety with all the
knots properly tied wins.
Knot Step Contest - Line up the Webelos at one end of the
room. Each is given a 6-foot length of rope. Call out the name
of a knot. Each Webelos ties the knot. Judges check the knot.
Each Webelos who tied the knot correctly can take one step
forward. The process is repeated until a Webelos is across the
Square Knot Relay - Divide the den into two teams. Give
each boy a piece of rope. At the signal, the first boy runs down
to a rope lying on the ground, ties his piece to the end using a
square knot or sheet bend, and returns. Each boy repeats in
turn. The first team to successfully tie all pieces of rope together
using correct knots wins.
Friendship Circle Closing - Each den member is given a 3-
foot length of rope which he ties to his neighbor s with a square
knot so that a circle is made. Boys pull back on the line with
their left hands and make the Cub Scout Sign with their right.
The Den Leader says, This circle shows the bond of friendship
we have in Cub Scouting. Now please join me in the Cub Scout
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City