For the Tall Tales adventure, Tigers and their adult partners learn about folk history through tall tales. They also visit a historical museum or site.
Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tales
The My Story Mystery Game is a great way to get to know some “history” about a group of individuals. It makes a great icebreaker. It can also serve as an introduction to a discussion about oral history and storytelling.
This a story about the cold winter when Paul Bunyan found Babe the Blue Ox. A few words and names are repeated throughout the story. Your audience will be divided into groups and assigned a word or name. Whenever they hear it, they must say something – loudly and with enthusiasm – and do an […]
This shortened version of the tall tale of Rip Van Winkle is appropriate for Cub Scouts
Here is some information about Pecos Bill written at a Cub Scout reading level. After they read the story, talk about how tall tales incorporated real ideas.
The story of the Paul Bunyan at a Cub Scout reading level . It includes a variety of tall tales from Paul Bunyan lore.
Tall Tales was one of the activities my den enjoyed doing this past year. The only problem I had was finding versions of the tales which were appropriate for their age and reading levels.
The story of the Pony Express at a Cub Scout level. Can be used to introduce the concept of storytelling.