Re: Medieval Adventures
Robert Gerhard (RAGerhard@AOL.COM)
Sat, 11 Jul 1998 12:12:48 EDT
In a message dated 98-07-09 22:16:33 EDT, you write:
<< I was wondering if anyone had any ideas with the theme Medieval. >>
Oh, Laurie! Have we got ideas!!!
First, search the Scouts-L archives - you'll probably find many.
Here are some quickies:
Neckerchief Slides: Take a 35mm film canister with lid, put a small piece of
fancy pipe cleaner in the top for the plume. Glue a small piece of aluminum
foil over the front for the face plate. Cut a hole in the top &
bottom...presto! (I'm just giving you the basics here. I'm sure you'll get
the idea. Then you can toss it around in your noggin' until you come up with
a design you like.)
Jousting: Two Cubs on sawhorses try to knock each other off. Lance is a
heavily padded broom handle. Shield can be a garbage can lid. (Use plastic!
Metal gets too hot and too noisy!) Pile leaves or mattresses under the
sawhorses, and maybe put something over them to avoid splinters!
Sword Fighting: If you can find real bamboo practice swords, they're great.
Make sure this event is well regulated by adults and explain the rules
repeatedly: You get a point simply by making contact with the other persons
body. NO FACIAL STRIKES!
Castle Building: Using cardboard boxes, everyone can contribute to the
building of the castle!
Catapult Water Balloon Fights: Cubs shoot water balloons at each other over a
playing field. Best to have a couple of "castles" with one or two giant
slingshots in each.
Catapult Building: Directions are in the Webelos book, I think. Part of the
Craftsman pin. Many Scout Shops also have little catapult kits.
Modify Tug-Of-War so each group tries to pull the other into "the moat"!
Knights in Shining Armor: Cardboard and foil make for some great pieces of
armor! Tie on with a little household twine. You'll need a hole punch, too.
Trek through Sherwood Forest: Nobody could just walk up to Robin Hood's
hideout! You had to go through a pretty cool obstacle course to get there!!!
Well, that's all that come off of the top of my head. If nothing else, maybe
it will start some ideas of your own. Above all, HAVE FUN!!!
Cubmaster & Webelos ADL
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