Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Cooperative Games for Scouts
Cooperative Games for Scouts
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 13:11:33 +0000
Bob Taylor in Seattle asked for some games for Scouts, not Cubs, and
I sent these to him, but I thought that the others in the list might enjoy
these, too. They are Cooperative Games and, while younger scouts >can< play
these, the older scouts get the most out of these games. (note for our
international scouters: Hula hoops are a circle of thin plastic tubing
about 90cm in diameter. If you do not have those, use a rope circle/loop)
LIFEBOAT (Man Overboard)
Get some Hula Hoops (1 per team of 6-8). Break into teams of 6-8 (6
works great), then get all hands aboard the 'boat' (in the hoop, no feet or
hands touching the 'water' outside of the hoop.) for a count of 5. Fairly
easy, but takes cooperation and teamwork. Part 2: overlap the hoops and
combine the teams.....now they have to get 12 (or 16) into 1 1/2 hoops......
a little trickier and really takes some teamwork, plus at least 2 layers of
Another cooperative Hula Hoop game is hoop-passing. Stand in a circle and
join hands. Unhook one pair of hands to put a hula hoop over the wrist of a
boy, then join hands again. The Goal is to make the hula hoop go all the
way around the circle without letting go of the hands. It takes help from
your partner on either side.
Hint, make small (5-6 boy) circles, otherwise you have to wait too long for
This can be a competition, but it is best used in the spirit of cooperation.
The scouts at our JLT loved these and had great fun.
Hope you enjoy these
Lorie McGraw <email@example.com> Webelos DL Pack 410
Etowah Creek District Indian Waters Council, Columbia, SC
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