Boy Scout Bingo

Boy Scout Bingo

ZM’s den is working on their Arrow of Light requirements. A lot of the requirements for Arrow of Light have to do with learning about Boy Scouts. So to make this more fun, I made up a set of picture bingo cards.

This file includes call cards with the descriptions of the pictures and 10 bingo cards. So I am going to pull out a call card, read the description, and the Webelos will try to find the corresponding picture on their bingo card. This will require them to listen! (My den doesn’t always excel at that skill.)

The pictures are things like the points of the Boy Scout Law, the parts of the Scout badge, different Boy Scout leadership positions, Boy Scout ranks. Not all of these are required for the Arrow of Light, but the idea is just to give the Webelos exposure to some of the things which are different in Boy Scouts.

These cards were made with Boy Scout Basics word list on A2Z Puzzler which is currently in beta testing.  You can use this list to make more bingo cards, flash cards, or other PDF printables.

Boy Scout Picture Bingo Instructions

  1. Cut the call cards apart
  2. Give each player one of the Boy Scout picture bingo cards.
  3. Give each player a way to mark the spaces on the cards. Pennies or some other small tokens will work.
  4. Place the call cards in a small container.
  5. Pick one of the call cards at random.
  6. Read the clue call card.
  7. If the player has the corresponding  Boy Scout picture on his card, he covers the space on the card with his marker.
  8. Continue drawing clues and marking cards in this manner.
  9. When a player has covered a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row, he shouts “Bingo!”
  10. Check the pictures  in the covered row against the clues you called so far to make sure the player did not incorrectly cover any of the pictures. If the player really has a row covered, he wins that round.

6 Responses to Boy Scout Bingo

  1. Cubbie November 14, 2011 at 9:44 AM #

    Love the bingo cards!!! Will have to make small modifications though, since we do not have OA, but the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Thank you so much, your site is in my top 5 I visit regularly for Cub Scout ideas.

  2. Linda November 14, 2011 at 1:54 PM #

    Great idea! My scouts don’t like to sit and listen either. But they do like to play games, even educational ones.

  3. MIchelle April 25, 2012 at 8:58 AM #

    Thank You!!! These are wonderful, and my boys will love playing a game vs. “talking” about all of the requirements. I have added your site to my favorites 🙂 I look forward to finding even more great ideas.

  4. Marlaina September 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM #

    Thanks! I love and use your site often!

  5. kjk28 September 14, 2012 at 9:32 AM #

    Thanks, Scoutermom! This will be perfect for our 2nd year Webelos!

  6. Linda January 7, 2013 at 2:29 PM #

    Great idea! We are getting ready to do some review and finish up the requirements for AOL. My boys love games and are very competitive!

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