scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Scout quiz
Von rosenberg, Eugene (GDVO) (GDVO@CHEVRON.COM
Wed Mar 08 2000 - 12:59:36 CST
Troop 48 uses a game called scout quiz as a teaching tool. I have written
questions for different scout subjects- first aid, hiking, citizenship,
scout knowledge with the answers next to the questions. The questions are
numbered. I have index cards with matching numbers. The PL for a patrol
chooses a subject and a card and the SPL asks the question for that number.
The patrol has 30 seconds to discuss, then the PL or a scout he designates
must answer. If they can not answer, you could go to the next patrol or tell
the answer and put the card back to be asked later. If the answer is
correct, the patrol gets a point and the card is retired. You could play
many other ways, such as jeopardy or family feud also. I like to let the
patrols answer as a patrol, since that promotes teamwork and gives the PL
responsibility. It is also a good way for the SPL to lead, since he has the
answers. I did this for a roundtable program also.
You can make up your own questions from the handbook. Questions I have used
are now available at
Gene von Rosenberg
Troop 48 scoutmaster
New Orleans, La.