Re: Training sparklers
AL DEBENEDETTO (alcjjj@CLASSIC.MSN.COM)
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 21:29:16 UT
Each of my 4 children had a friend over today. They were all playing fine in
their rooms, but with a crew of 8 children ranging in ages from 6-13, I was
dying to get a BIG game of something going. I always turn to my copy of
The MacScouter's Big Book of Games vol. 1 Games for Younger Scouts.
Oh it has saved me so many times that sometimes I cannot wait for a group of
friends to be over, or even with my 4 children, husband and myself to play one
of the games. Sorry, I just get excited about the book. Anyway, today since
not everyone knew each other we played "Jack Sprat". The directions are as
follows. "Have all the players except "Jack Sprat" form pairs and stand in a
circle. When Jack Sprat says, "face to face", the partners face each other.
When he says "back to back", or "side to side", his directions must be
followed. If he says "Jack Sprat", everyone, including himself tries for a
new partner. The one left becomes Jack Sprat and the game continues." What
you could add is that when they find a new partner, they could introduce
themselves. We had such fun with this.
Knox Trail Council, MA
Den Leader, Advance Chair
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City