Coil a rope. Throw it, hitting a 2-foot square marker 20 feet away.
Stuff one old sock into another one, then tie the sock to one end of a 12-foot rope (clothesline or thicker). The Cub Scouts form a circle around the leader, then try to jump over the sock and rope as the leader swings it around at an ankle-to-shin level, slowly at first, then faster. The last boy touched by the sock or rope wins. (It's even more fun when parents take a turn.)
177. ROPEWALKERS. ( Active.)
Each player is given a rope of 1,5-2m long. The object is to walk on the rope up to its end. While walking the players must hold the end of the rope in the hands. The players mustn't leave the rope and let it off. The player who manages to fulfil the task the first (not letting the rope off and not leaving it while walking) gets the prize.
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A game we played at the Skills Showdown was tug-of-war. Not just any tug-of-war, though, this was tournament-style, complete with brackets! Long rounds and several levels of elimination meant that each patrol got to play quite a bit. We had five patrols, and each patrol got to do four tugs before the first elimination level. Only one patrol was removed from each elimination. What a great activity!
This game starts with an announcement: we need adult leader help. All adults are directed over to one spot. Next is the announcement that we’re going to play a big game of tug-of war. This is a tournament, where each patrol will be competing against the other patrols to determine the grand champions!
To make the game more fun—and use the adult leader volunteers—each patrol is given five fun-size Snickers bars. They can use one of these to “purchase” an adult leader for one round of tug-of-war. The “purchase” is good for only one round. The bracket lets Scouts see which patrol they will face up against next and decide whether or not it will be worthwhile to “purchase” for this round, and if so, how many adults to “purchase.”
The winning team gets the ribbon!
Scouts were definitely excited about this game—there was a resounding cheer at the announcement! Adults were mildly interested in the tug, though their excitement grew quite a bit as the game progressed and Scouts became even more excited.
I did three things with this game that really made it much more exciting than just a typical tug-of-war, and I think they made it a fantastic event:
Purchasing adult help quickly grew into something bigger: candy bars were no longer enough, and Scouts were bring out leftover pretzels from lunch and other snacks to barter with. The adults would play patrols off of each other to get the best treats. Eventually it even moved beyond food: “dance like ballerinas” and “lay on the ground and pretend you’re swimming” were two of my favorites. It became a game within a game.
Finally we came to the last round of the game, to determine the grand champion and ribbon winners. The Scorpion and Moose patrols were weighing their options and considering their purchases. Eventually they were all ready: each patrol had purchased the remaining half of the Troop! Everybody was on the rope for one patrol or the other. I yelled “go!” and saw them at a standstill. For a good five or ten seconds it didn’t look like either side would budge, then.. snap! The rope broke, right in the middle!
We decided this was a do-over round, but it had to be “sane.” Only the two patrols and adults they purchased could be on the rope. That, of course, resulted in a great tug between the two patrols, and a great finish to the game.
I was in charge of the games station at our district day camp this year. We did several games I was familiar with and some that were new to me.
One of the new games we did was Tunnel Ball. It was a lot of fun.
Here is how you play Tunnel Ball:
The playing field is set up with two concentric circles. The outer one should be pretty large. You can use rope or chalk to mark the two circles.
The attacking team stays on the outside of the large circle. The defending team stays in the “tunnel” — the area between the two circles. A target (e.g., an upside down bucket) is placed inside the inner circle.
The goal of the attacking team is to hit the target with the ball. The goal of the defending team is to protect the target from being hit.
The attackers are free to pass the ball between themselves.
Once the attacking team has hit the target three times, the teams switch sides.
many of theses games can be done blindfolded
Challenge Scouts to tie knots using bits of rope from your Magic Bag, or from licorice laces. Bonus: it's both a snack and a game.
Magic rope trick
Do "Magic" rope trick, first have scouts pick up rope and try to tie a knot without moving their hand or fingers where they first grabbed the rope, they can't let go
Shoe lace knot rope trick -magically remove a knot tied in middle of rope
Impossible Knot Trick http://www.ehow.com/video_4396907_magic-rope-trick-free-magic.html
Tie a knot at end of rope, hang rope over box or something with knot on unseen side.
then pick up rope with hand and knot hidden in palm. then try a couple of false starts. shake the rope with no results then pick up the untide end place it in palm and get ready to shake and let the knot end fly out
One handed Knot Trick http://www.ehow.com/video_2388190_one-handed-knot-magic-trick.html
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