BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 15 – Sportsman (Marbles)

BSA provides Webelos den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leaders on the website.  The fifteenth in the Arrow of Light series of Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Sportsman Activity Badge.  Webelos learn about the game of marbles, practice their skills, and earn their Marbles Belt Loop and Pin  during this meeting.

If you don’t already have the BSA Webelos den meeting plans, download BSA Arrow of Light Meeting Plan 15 to follow along with this article.

Webelos Den Meeting Plans: Sportsman (Marbles)

Preparation and Before the Meeting

This meeting does not require much preparation. You will need to gather the marbles to play your game.


See my gathering activities page for some ideas.


Say the Scout Law and the Scout Oath . This fits in with Arrow of Light requirement 2.


Hand out recognition items.


This meeting is all about earning the Marbles belt loop. There are three requirements:

1. Explain the rules of Ringer or another marbles game to your leader or adult partner.
2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing skills to play a game of Ringer or another marbles game.
3. Participate in a game of marbles.

You might find my articles Marbles Terminology  and Rules for Ringer (A Marbles Game) helpful.


Close with the Scout Law and  Scout Oath again. Repetition will help them memorize these.

After the Meeting

Have the Webelos help you put all of the marbles away. Ask some of the parents to help you at the next meeting.

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