Monday, May 16, 2016

July 2016 Scout Salute (Loyal) * - * August 2016 S'More Cub Scout Fun (Courteous)

The following is posted from the San Tan District Cub Scout Roundtable blog.     You can find it here.

For May's Round Table We Shared Ideas For
July's Scout Law Point: Loyal

July's Theme: Scout Salute
August's Scout Law Point: Courteous
August's Theme: S'More Cub Scout Fun

Opening Brain Teaser - This would be a great thing to write on the chalk or white board for boys and parents to have something to think about while they wait for everyone to arrive at a Pack or Den Meeting. (An idea you could use would be to reward the cub scouts a piece of candy if they get it right).
Riddle:  LIGHTER THAN AIR -  I'm lighter than air, but a hundred men cannot lift me.  What am I?  (The riddle answer can be found by entering the missing letter in each word over the corresponding numbered space below.)
 *Answer is at the end of this section. (scroll down)
(Brain Teaser taken from: The Little Black Book of Mindbenders by John Samson and Elsie Samson; pg. 43)
Gathering Activity "SALUTE" WORD SEARCH
Click Here for a copy of the Word Search:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0revQcSgs4OVHBTUVB2OV8wUlk
Click Here for a copy of the Word Search Answers:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0revQcSgs4OWFRxaTFTNkJBUkU

Flag Ceremony WE SALUTE YOU
Each Cub Scout holds a poster with a picture illustrating the heroism in his script and his lines written on the back in large print.
Cub #1: Some of the heroes we salute are obvious—local heroes like police officers who risk their lives to protect us from violence or the firemen who pull people out of burning buildings.
Cub #2: Others that we salute are the ambulance drivers, paramedics, doctors, and nurses who save lives every day.
Cub #3: Some people around us seem like regular people, but we salute them because they were soldiers in the military and served our country to keep us free.
Cub #4: A hero is someone who does the right thing even when they are afraid of failure. They do it because it should be done. And we salute them.
Cub #5: Some who should be saluted are harder to spot, but they are still there. These include blood donors, teachers who spend their time and energy helping kids, and kids who say “No” to drugs.
Cub #6: Heroes are all around us. Please join in saluting all the heroes of our country by saying with me the Pledge of Allegiance.
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Wolf Adventure - Council Fire - Requirement 1Participate in a flag ceremony, and learn how to properly care for and fold the flag.
Wolf Adventure - Council Fire - Requirement 5
Talk to a military veteran, law enforcement officer, member of the fire department, or someone else who works for the community.  Talk about his or her service to the community.  After you have visited with the individual, write a short thank-you note.
Wolf Adventure - Howling at the Moon - Requirement 3
Work together with your den to plan, prepare, and rehearse a campfire program to present to your families at a den meeting.
Wolf Adventure - Howling at the Moon - Requirement 4Practice and perform your role for a pack campfire program.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Hometown Heroes - Requirement 1Talk with your family and den about what it means to you to be a hero.  Share the name of someone you believe is a hero. Explain what it is that makes that person a hero.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Hometown Heroes - Requirement 2
Visit a community agency where you will find many heroes.  While there, find out what they do.  Share what you learned with your den.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Hometown Heroes - Requirement 3With the help of a family member, interview one of your heroes, and share what you lean with your den.  Tell why you think this person is a hero.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Hometown Heroes - Requirement 4As a den or family, honor a serviceman or servicewoman by sending a care package along with a note thanking them for their service.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Hometown Heroes - Requirement 6Participate in or create an event that celebrates your hometown hero(es).
Bear Adventure - Fellowship and Duty to God - Requirement 2bIdentify a person whose faith and duty to God you admire, and discuss this person with your family.
Bear Adventure - Paws for Action - Requirement 1a
Find out about two famous Americans.  Share what you learned.
Bear Adventure - Paws for Action - Requirement 2a
Visit a local sheriff's office or police station, or talk with a law enforcement officer visiting your den.  During the visit, take turns with your den members asking questions that will help you learn how to stay safe.
Arrow of Light Adventure - Camper - Requirement 4
On a pack campout, work with your den leader or another adult to plan a campfire program with the other dens. Your campfire program should include an impressive opening, songs, skits, a Cubmaster's minute, and an inspirational closing ceremony.
Arrow of Light Adventure - Duty to God in Action - Requirement 2d
Read at least two accounts of people in history who have done their duty to God. (this can include family members and ancestors.) List their names and how they showed their duty to God.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Build My Own Hero - Requirement 1
Discover what it means to be a hero.  Invite a local hero to meet with your den.
 Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Build My Own Hero - Requirement 2Identify how citizens can be heroes in their communities.
 Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Build My Own Hero - Requirement 3Recognize a hero in your community by presenting him or her with a "My Hero Award."
 Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Build My Own Hero - Requirement 5Learn about a Scout hero.

Father's Day Picture Stand
(A Salute to Fathers)

Materials:printed out picture of father and son, cutting board, foam board, utility knife, scissors, 'Zig' 2 way glue, lid to a peanut butter jar, black marker and ruler(not shown).
If you want to make the smallest snowflake, you will need: Cardstock paper, Elmers Glue, scissors, paper cutter two different sizes of Phillips Screw drivers, Clear Vynal Tubing 5/8" ID(Inside Dimension) & 7/8" OD(outside Dimension), Pipe Cutter, E6000 Glue
Directions:
1) At a Cub scout event like a Pinewood Derby, take a full-length picture of each cub scout and his father.

 
2) Print the picture on photo paper.
3) Have the cub scouts cut out the picture and glue it onto foam board.
4) Help the boys place the peanut butter lid over their picture and draw around the lid as show in the picture above.  Make sure they do not draw on the picture; just the foam board.
5) Using a ruler, draw a line 3/4 inch distance from the feet of the cub scout and his dad.
6) Using a utility knife, cut out the image.  Note: You may want to do this step because foam board is best cut in one pass. Multiple passes do not produce a clean cut look. Often the foam in between will bunch up in a ball. It would be a good idea to practice on a piece of scrap foam board first.
7) Cut the bottom part of the circle off.   Then using a ruler, measure 1 inch from the curved part of the half circle. Draw another line and cut along it.  This piece will be used as part of the stand.
8) In this step you are going to make two slits, the width of the thickness of the foam board as shown in the picture.  The height of the slit needs to be 1/2 inch. Note: Be very careful not to make the slit larger than the thickness of the foam board, or it will not work as a stand.
9) After you make the cuts, write Happy Father's Day underneath the picture with a black marker.
10) Slide the two pieces of foam board at the slits together to form the stand for the picture. 
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Elective Adventure - My Family's Duty to God - Requirement 2Find out what makes each member of your family special.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Stories in Shapes - Requirement 1b
Create an art piece.
Webelos/AOL  Elective - Art Explosion - Requirement 2Create two self-portraits using two different techniques, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and computer illustration. (Gift for mom or Dad)Webelos/AOL  Elective - Art Explosion - Requirement 3dCreate a freestanding sculpture or mobile using wood, metal, papier-mache, or found or recycled objects. (Gift for mom or Dad)Webelos/AOL  Elective - Art Explosion - Requirement 3fUse a computer illustration or painting program to create a work of art. (Gift for mom or Dad)
Webelos/AOL  Elective - Art Explosion - Requirement 3h
Using a camera or other electronic device, take at least 10 photos of your family, a pet, or scenery.  Use photo-editing software to crop, lighten or darken, and change some of the photos.. (Gift for mom or Dad)
Water Pail Race(S'more Cub Scout Fun) Stay cool by including this activity in your Pack Meeting fun.
Materials: At least 6 cheap plastic pails (You can find them in lots of stores during the Spring and Summer in Arizona. I found mine at Michaels when it was on sale 70% off, water, ruler,  cell phone timer(not shown in picture above), tell the boys to wear swim suits or something they can get wet in, and a camera-for those great shots you will want to share with everyone afterwards.
Directions:
1) Divide the Cub Scouts into 2 teams. 
2) Have each team stand in a line, all the cub scouts facing the front.

3) Fill two pails with water and give one to the first cub scout in line on both teams.
4) Then give the last four empty pails to the next two boys in line on each team.
5) Pick the amount of time you want each race to last; 1 to 5 minutes.
6) On the mark of ,"Get ready, set, go!" the first cub scout lifts the pail of water over his head and without turning around tries to pour the water into the pail of the cub scout behind him.
7) The cub scout receiving the water tries to get as much of the water he can into his pail.
8) After the water is poured, the first boy in line, then gives his pail to the 4th cub scout in line that does not have a bucket and goes to the end of the line on his team.
9) This continues until the timer rings. (Use the timer on any cell phone).
AWARDING POINTS TO DETERMIN WHICH TEAM WON10) 10 points for every time a boy received water in their pail.   60 points for the team that had the most water left in the last pail the water was poured into. (A Judge will need to use a ruler to measure the water level in the pail in which the water was poured last, for each team to determine which teams gets the 60 points).
 POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1aPlay two initiative or team building games with the members of your den.
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1b

Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow directions when playing.
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1c
At the end of the game, talk with the leader about what you learned when you played the game.  Tell how you helped the den by playing your part.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger-iffic! - Requirement 5
With other members of your den, invent a game, OR change the rules of a game you know, and play the game.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 1
Choose one active game you like, and tell your den about it.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 2aPlay two relay games with your den and your adult partner.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 2b
Tell your adult partner or the other Tigers what you liked best about each game.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 2c
Have your den choose a relay game that everyone would like to play, and play it several times.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Code of the Wolf - Requirement 1a
With the members of your den or family, make a game with simple materials that requires math to keep score.
Bear Elective Adventure: - Roaring Laughter - Requirement 4
With a partner, play a game that makes you laugh.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Aware and Care - Requirement 1
Develop an awareness of the challenges of the blind through participation in an activity that simulates blindness. (Have the boys do this Relay Race blindfolded).
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Castaway - Requirement 2cWith your den, invent a game that can be played without using electricity and using minimal equipment or simple items.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Castaway - Requirement 2d
Name your game, write down the rules once you have decided on them, then play the game at two different den meetings or outings. Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Castaway - Requirement 2eTeach your game to the members of your pack or other Scouts.

Gummy Bear Ice Cube Poppers(S'more Cub Scout Fun)
 
Materials: 2 liter Sprite (will do around 200 ice cubes using the ice cube tray shown in picture), Gummy Bears (The Gummy Bear package shown in the picture had anywhere from 90 to 100 gummy bears in it), Ice Cube Tray - Can be found on Amazon by typing in "Easy Push Out / Pop Out Ice Cube Trays" and 1 gallon size Ziploc bag.
Directions:
1) Put a Gummy Bear into each ice cube slot.  
 
2) Pour Sprite and fill to the top each ice cube slot. I found it easier to pour the Sprite into a container that had a small spout and then pour it into the ice cube slots).
3) Freeze
 
 
4) When it is done, Turn the ice tray upside down in the Ziploc bag.  Then push the rubber bottoms to pop the ice cubes out of the tray.  Keep frozen till right before serving.POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Adventure - Games Tiger Bites - Requirement 5Talk with your adult partner about what foods you can eat with your fingers. Practice your manners when eating them.
Tiger Adventure - Earning Your Stripes - Requirement 1Bring in and share with your den five items that are the color orange. (Use Orange Gummy Bears and Orange pop instead)
Wolf Elective Adventure - Code of the Wolf - Requirement 3a (Use the Gummy Bears)
With your den, find something that comes with many small, colored items in one package. Count the number of items of each color in your package.  Keep track o f each color. Then:
 i.Draw a graph showing the number of  items of each color.
ii.Determine what the most common color is.
iii.Compare your results to the other boys’.
iv.Predict how many items of each color you will find in one more package.
v.Decide if your prediction was close.
Bear Elective Adventure - Bear Picnic Basket - Requirement 2a
With the help of an adult, select one food item, and follow a recipe to prepare it for your family in your kitchen.  Clean up after the preparation and cooking.
GOING THE DISTANCE SKIT
Cub Scouts start out on a walk.
Cub #1 (stopping)I’m thirsty.
All pretend to get a drink and continue walking.
Cub #2 (stopping)I’m hot.
All wipe their faces and continue walking.
Cub #3 (stopping)I’m hungry.
All pretend to eat and continue walking.
Cub #4 (stopping)My shoestring is undone.
All tie their shoestrings and continue walking. Make up as many reasons as you want so that other boys can have a part.
Last Cub Scout: This sure has been a long walk. How far
have we gone? Cub #1 (looking back)Across the stage!
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Adventure - Tigers in the Wild - Requirement 5Participate in an outdoor pack meeting or pack campout campfire.  Sing a song and act out a skit with your Tiger den as part of the program.
Wolf Adventure - Call of the Wild - Requirement 6
On the campout, participate with your family or den in a campfire show.  Prepare a skit or song, and then present it at the campfire for everyone else.
Wolf Adventure - Howling at the Moon - Requirement 2
Work with your den to create an original skit.
 Wolf Adventure - Howling at the Moon - Requirement 3Work together with your den to plan, prepare, and rehearse a campfire program to present to your families at a den meeting.
Wolf Adventure - Howling at the Moon - Requirement 4
Practice and perform your role for a pack campfire program.
Bear Adventure - Bear Necessities - Requirement 2
Attend a campfire show, and participate by performing a song or skit with your den.
Run-ons Cub #1: "What is the last line of "The Star-Spangled Banner?"Cub #2: That's easy. "Play ball!"
Cub #1: Which amendment give you the right to pull up your sleeves?Cub #2: I don't know.
Cub #1:
 The second amendment - the right to BARE arms!
Cub #1: Why did Paul Revere ride his horse from Boston to Lexington?Cub #2: Because the horse was too heavy to carry!
 Opening Brain Teaser Answer: A Bubble

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

May 2016 My Animal Friends (Kind) * - * June 2016 It's a Hit (Obedient)

The following is posted from the San Tan District Cub Scout Roundtable blog.  You can find it here.


For April's Round Table We Shared Ideas For
May's & June's Scout Law Points and Themes
May Scout Law Point: Kind

May Theme: My Animal Friends
June Scout Law Point: Obedient
June Theme: It's a Hit

Opening Brain Teaser - This would be a great thing to write on the chalk or white board for boys and parents to have something to think about while they wait for everyone to arrive at a Pack or Den Meeting. (An idea you could use would be to reward the cub scouts a piece of candy if they get it right).
 
How many squares can you count in the diagram below?Picture 
 *Answer is at the end of this section. (scroll down)
(Brain Teaser taken from: The Little Black Book of Mindbenders by John Samson and Elsie Samson; pg. 71)


Gathering Activity
Make copies of the following clues to see if people can guess the ball game.  During the meeting tell everyone the answers.1.  The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (3.048 m) high mounted to a backboard at each end.Basketball
2.  You can kick the ball though a goal post to earn an extra point. Football
3. A sport that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops embedded in the grass.  Croquet
4.  This sport can be played by two (as in singles) or four (as in doubles) indoors or outdoors. Tennis
5.  This fictional game uses 4 balls, two of which are bludgers. Quidditch
6.  In this game, you roll a large heavy ball down an lane. Bowling
7.  Each team takes a turn at bat, and the goal is to score runs by moving around the four bases.Baseball
8.  Players in this game try to keep the ball from hitting the lines or going out of bounds in their square . Two or Four Square
9.  A sport in which players use their hands to hit a small rubber ball against a wall. Handball
10.  A popular sport that is played professionally, in recreational leagues, on school teams, in backyards, sandlots, or beachesVolleyball


Flag Ceremony

AN EAGLE OPENING
Materials: prepared posters showing different species of eagles; each Cub Scout’s lines written in large print on the back of his poster
Cub #1: The eagle is one of the largest and most powerful birds in the world, with a wingspan of up to 7 feet.
Cub #2: They look fierce and proud, and gracefully soar high in the air in search of prey. Because of this, eagles have long been symbols of freedom and power.
Cub #3: The United States chose the bald eagle as the national bird in 1782. Our country’s insignia and many of our coins have the eagle on them.
Cub #4: Eagles are very strong. They weigh 8 to 13 pounds and are 30- to 35-feet long. When the wind is favorable, golden eagles have been known to carry prey weighing as much as they do.
Cub #5: Eagles have very keen eyesight. Most birds have better eyesight than humans, but eagles and hawks are said to have the keenest eyesight of all. They sight their prey while flying thousands of feet above the ground.
Cub #6: Eagles have long, broad wings and tails. They can glide long distances by holding their wings out stiffly.
Cub #7: Since the eagle is on so many of our historical documents and since the eagle is usually perched upon the top of the flagpole, let us present the United States flag. Will you join us in the Pledge of Allegiance?
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Refer to the requirements listed under "Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder"


Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder



Materials: Brand Name Peanut Butter (I read on line that the brand name peanut butters go through processing which helps to get rid of the fungus in raw peanuts that makes birds sick. Also it is good to know and share with the cub scouts that avocado, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol and onions should not be fed to birds.), TP Roll, Bird Seed, table knife, peanut butter, sandwich plastic bag, black marker, yarn, cookie sheet, scissors, ruler (not shown)


Directions:

1) Write each cub scout's name on their own sandwich bag. 


2) Then cut two slits in the toilet paper roll directly across from each other.


3) Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on the TP Roll. 


4) Pour some bird seed onto a cookie sheet. 


5) Roll the TP roll in the bird seed.  Be sure to cover the TP Roll well with the bird seed.
 * Just to give you an idea of how much bird seed I used, I probably could have done 4 to 5 TP Roll Feeders with the small bag shown in the picture above.


6) Cut a 4 ft piece of yard.


7) Thread the yarn through the TP Roll and slip the ends through the slits you cut into the TP Roll earlier. You will need to help the cub scout find the slits since they will be hidden from all the peanut butter and bird seeds.  If you pass your finger, applying slight pressure, to the inside of the TP Roll, it will help you find the slits.(These slits will help keep the TP Roll from turning when the birds try to eat from it).


8) Even out the yarn on both sides so they are equal.  Then tie a knot about 4 inches from the ends.  This will allow you to have enough yarn left for the cub scouts to tie it to a tree.


9) Tell the boys to go home and tie it to a tree and watch the birds.  Maybe suggest they put it on a tree next to a window so they can watch without scaring the birds away.  

POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Adventure Backyard Jungle - Requirement 2 Point out two different kinds of birds that live in your area.
Tiger Adventure - Backyard Jungle - Requirement 4 
Build and hang a birdhouse.
Wolf Adventure - Paws on the Path - Requirement 7 Name two birds, two insects, and two other animals that live in your area.  Explain how you identified them.
Bear Adventure - Fur, Feathers, and Ferns - Requirement 1 
While hiking or walking for one mile, identify six signs that any mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, or plants are living nearby the place where you choose to hike.
Bear Adventure - Fur, Feathers, and Ferns - Requirement 2 Name one animal that has become extinct in the last 100 years and one animal that is currently endangered.  Explain what caused their declines.
Bear Adventure - Fur, Feathers, and Ferns - Requirement 4 
Observe wildlife from a distance.  Describe what you saw.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Into the Wild - Requirement 3 
Watch for birds in your yard, neighborhood, or town for one week.  Identify the birds you see, and write down where and when you saw them.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Into the Wild - Requirement 4 Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home.  Find out which birds use these flyways.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Into the Wild - Requirement 9b Create a video of a wild creature doing something interesting, and share it with your family and den.

Mother's Day Plaque


*Note: This project is a three week project which allows it to dry in between steps.  You can shorten it to two weeks if you think the boys can do the following: Paint the decorative topping piece and not the stem part of it.  Paint the plaque without getting get paint in the hole where the stem will be glued. If you choose to do this, reverse steps 4 and 3.
Materials Needed: one 2x4 cut in pieces 5 inches long, sand paper, A wooden decorative piece (found at Hobby Lobby), white paint, letter stickers, heart stickers, Modge Podge, sponge paint brush, wood glue
Directions (1st Week):
1) Cut the 2x4 into pieces 5 inches long.



2) Sand the wooden pieces.


3) Drill a hole for the wooden decorative piece.


4) Using wood glue, glue the wooden decorative piece into the hole you drilled.

Directions (2nd Week):

5) Paint the plaque. Then let it dry.
Directions (3rd Week):
6) Have the boys put the letter stickers on and the heart sticker.  (*Note if the boys lift up the letters more than once after putting them on the wood, the letters will not secure to the wood and will move around when they apply the Modge Podge.  A good idea is to cut the letters out with the plastic backing so they can get the placement of the letters down first.  Then pull off the letter sticker from its plastic backing and put it in its intended spot on the plaque one by one). Press hard on the stickers so they have a firm grip on the wood.  Then using Modge Podge and a sponge brush, spread a thin coat on top.  (*Note, applying Modge Podge looks easier than it is for boys.  demonstrating the technique of dipping the sponge brush into the glue just enough and then using as few strokes as possible, will help them understand how to do it effectively; hopefully. :)  On the other hand, handing them the Modge Podge and saying "Have at it!" would be fun if you videotaped them and then showed it at Pack Meeting.

7) This is what is should look like when you are done.

POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Stories in Shapes - Requirement 1bCreate an art piece.
Bear Elective Adventure -Baloo the Builder - Requirement 1Discover which hand tools are the best ones to have in your toolbox.  Learn the rules for using these tools safely.  Practice with at least four of these tools before beginning a project. (Father's & Mother's Day gift).
Bear Elective Adventure -Baloo the Builder - Requirement 2
Select, plan, and define the materials for the projects you will complete in requirement 3. (Father's & Mother's Day gift).
Bear Elective Adventure -Baloo the Builder - Requirement 3
Assemble your materials, and build one useful project and one fun project using wood. (Father's & Mother's Day gift).
Bear Elective Adventure -Baloo the Builder - Requirement 4
Apply a finish to one of your wood projects.. (Father's & Mother's Day gift).
Webelos/AOL  Elective - Art Explosion - Requirement 3d
Create a freestanding sculpture or mobile using wood, metal, papier-mache, or found or recycled objects. (Gift for mom or Dad)Webelos/AOL  Elective - Art Explosion - Requirement 3g Create an original logo or design.  Transfer the design onto a T-shirt, hat, or other object.. (Gift for mom or Dad)

Obedient Paper Ball

*Making this obedient paper ball helps the boys become INVOLVED in learning the rules rather than just listening to an adult tell them the rules.
Materials Needed: Print out a copy of the Strips Pattern for each boy on cardstock, Two craft brad fasteners for each boy, scissors, round hole punch.
Here is the Link to print off the pattern of strips with/without rules (Strips Pattern). 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0revQcSgs4OMlpGem9WbmsyNWcDirections:
1) Print off the Strips Pattern onto to cardstock paper.  *Note you do not have to use white cardstock paper it can be a different color to add interest.
2) Make up and write down your own rules on the blank strips (optional)

3) Cut the strips. I used 10 strips to make the Obedient Paper Ball.
4) Using a round hole punch, punch holes at both ends of each strip.

5) Stack the strips and put a Craft Brat Fastener through all the holes on one end of the stack of strips.  Repeat for the other end of the stack of strips.

 

 

 
6) Carefully pull the strips one by one away from each other until the ends bow in and it starts to form a ball.

7) This is what is should look like when you are done.

POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF.
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1b
Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow directions when playing.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 3With your adult partner, select an active outside game that you could play with the members of your den.  Talk about your game at the den meeting.  With your den, decide on a game to play.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 4
Play the game that your den has chosen.  After the game, discuss with your den leader the meaning of being a good sport.
Wolf Adventure - Running With the Pack - Requirement 4Play a sport or game with your den or family, and show good sportsmanship.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Paws of Skill - Requirement 4
With your family or your den, talk about what it means to be a member of a team. Working together, make a list of team sports, and talk about how the team works together to be successful.  Choose one and play for 30 minutes.
 Wolf Elective Adventure - Paws of Skill - Requirement 5With your den, talk about sportsmanship and what it means to be a good sport while playing a game or a sport.  Share with your den how you were a good sport or demonstrated good sportsmanship in requirement 4.
Bear Adventure: - Grin and Bear it - Requirement 1
Play a challenge game or initiative game with the members of your den.  Take part in a reflection after the game.
Bear Elective Adventure: - Marble Madness - Requirement 6Create your own game using marbles, and design rules for playing the game.  Share the game you created with your den, family, or friends.  Explain the rules and how to play the game.
Dodge Ball With Lots of Small Bouncy Balls

Dodge Ball - The perfect TIME FILLER!  Buy 6 to 10 SMALL bouncy balls; the more the merry, plus the games go quicker giving everyone more opportunity to play. (You can purchase the balls in grocery stores (toy section) and discount department stores isles. They cost anywhere from $1 to $2).  They are light, easy to throw, and usually do not hurt when they hit their intended target.TEAM DODGE BALL RULES: Split the boys into two teams and draw a line, using rope, tape or whatever down the middle of the room.  Have them try to hit the team members of the opposing team. Once someone is hit, they walk to the sidelines and sit down(You want them out of the way so they do not get tripped on).  Play until all of the members of one team are out. The team that has players still standing wins.  You can also play DODGE BALL ELIMINATION.  Everyone is for them self, following the same rules.  Last person, standing, wins. 

POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF.
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1aPlay two initiative or team building games with the members of your den.
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1b

Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow directions when playing.
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 2
Make up a game with the members of your den.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger-iffic! - Requirement 5With other members of your den, invent a game, OR change the rules of a game you know, and play the game.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger-iffic! - Requirement 6
Play a team game with your den.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 3With your adult partner, select an active outside game that you could play with the members of your den.  Talk about your game at the den meeting.  With your den, decide on a game to play.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 4
Play the game that your den has chosen.  After the game, discuss with your den leader the meaning of being a good sport.
Wolf Adventure - Running With the Pack - Requirement 4Play a sport or game with your den or family, and show good sportsmanship.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Air of the Wolf - Requirement 1ciii
Bounce a basketball that doesn't have enough air in it.  Then bounce it when it has the right amount of air in it.  Do each one 10 times.  Describe how the ball bounces differently when the amount of air changes.
Wolf Elective Adventure - Paws of Skill - Requirement 4
With your family or your den, talk about what it means to be a member of a team. Working together, make a list of team sports, and talk about how the team works together to be successful.  Choose one and play for 30 minutes.
 Wolf Elective Adventure - Paws of Skill - Requirement 5With your den, talk about sportsmanship and what it means to be a good sport while playing a game or a sport.  Share with your den how you were a good sport or demonstrated good sportsmanship in requirement 4.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Castaway - Requirement 2c
With your den, invent a game that can be played without using electricity and using minimal equipment or simple items.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Castaway - Requirement 2d
Name your game, write down the rules once you have decided on them, then play the game at two different den meetings or outings. Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Castaway - Requirement 2eTeach your game to the members of your pack or other Scouts.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Sportsman - Requirement 2
While you are a Webelos Scout, participate in two individual sports.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Sportsman - Requirement 3
While you are a Webelos Scout, play two team sports.

Audience Participation/Game Idea
LINE 'EM UP
Materials: Ball to toss or, if outside, water balloons. Divide the group into two teams of equal ability. Line up each team parallel to the other, with each player standing 2 feet from the player beside him. A player on one side tosses a ball to the matching player on the other side, who then tosses it to the next player in line on the first side. Continue until a player misses. That player retires from the game, and the game continues.
*For an added challenge, when one round is complete, both teams move back one step and start the game again.
POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OR THAT CAN BE PASSED OFF
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1aPlay two initiative or team building games with the members of your den.
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1b

Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow directions when playing.
Tiger Adventure - Games Tigers Play - Requirement 1c
At the end of the game, talk with the leader about what you learned when you played the game.  Tell how you helped the den by playing your part.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger-iffic! - Requirement 6
Play a team game with your den.
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 3With your adult partner, select an active outside game that you could play with the members of your den.  Talk about your game at the den meeting.  With your den, decide on a game to play. (You could used water balloons when passing off this requirement)
Tiger Elective Adventure - Tiger Tag - Requirement 4
Play the game that your den has chosen.  After the game, discuss with your den leader the meaning of being a good sport.
Wolf Adventure - Running With the Pack - Requirement 1Play catch with someone in your den or family who is standing 10 steps away from you.  Play until you can throw and catch successfully at this distance.  Take a step back, and see if you can improve your throwing and catching ability.
Bear Adventure: - Grin and Bear it - Requirement 1Play a challenge game or initiative game with the members of your den.  Take part in a reflection after the game.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Castaway - Requirement 2cWith your den, invent a game that can be played without using electricity and using minimal equipment or simple items.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Castaway - Requirement 2d
Name your game, write down the rules once you have decided on them, then play the game at two different den meetings or outings. Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure - Castaway - Requirement 2eTeach your game to the members of your pack or other Scouts.


 'Thank You' Treat Ideas for Leaders Shared at AM Round Table
  


AW: Your work is AWsome!
Gummy Bears:
 You are Beary helpful!
Drinking cup:
 I sip from the cup of your knowledge!
Bag of Nuts: We're nuts about you!
Fish Crackers:
 You're o-fish-ally the best!
100 Grand Candy Bar:
You're worth 100 Grand!
Mr. Goodbar: You always do such a Good job!
Mounds Candy Bar:
 You're mounds of help!
Skor Candy Bar:
 We skored when we got you as a leader!

Cheers for May 2016  Bear Applause: Growl like a bear and turn a quarter turn.  Repeat the growl, turning a quarter turn each time until you come full circle.
Moose Cheer:
 Put your thumbs in your ears and wiggle your fingers.
Bobcat Applause:
 Stand and give a loud roar three times.

Cheers for June 2016 Relay Applause: Start at one end of each row or section. The leader claps the hand of the person next to him and so on.Bowling: Pretend to hold a ball, start swing while taking three steps, roll ball down the lane, and wait for a count of five.  Jump and cheer for a strike. Yell, "Strike!"Baseball Cheer: "Hey, batter-batter-batter! Hey, batter-batter-batter! Swwwwiiiiinggggg, batter!"

Opening Brain Teaser Answer: 19 Squares

This article is posted from the San Tan District Cub Scout Roundtable blog.  You can find it here.