As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Sleeping Guard Game

Sleeping Guard game is a fun game for a den. The object of the game is for the Scouts to be quiet enough to sneak up on a blindfolded guard and steal an object. Perfect for a bunch of noisy Cub Scouts!

You don’t need a lot of materials for this one, so it makes a good time filler if your den meeting activities go faster than you expected them to.

How to play Sleeping Guard Game


  • blindfold
  • any object which can be stolen – neckerchief, baseball, frisbee, etc.


  • none


  • Choose one Scout to be the sleeping guard. The rest will be thieves.
  • The guard is blindfolded and sits on the ground next to the object to be stolen.
  • The thieves start from a distance away and approach the object quietly to try to steal it. They must walk, not run.
  • If the guard hears a thief approaching he points at them. If he correctly points to a thief, then that thief is out.
  • If one of the thieves gets the object without being pointed out, he gets to be the guard for the next round.


It is possible to play it in a large space indoors, but outdoors is better.

See more games


3 responses to “Sleeping Guard Game”

  1. Sherry Smothermon-Short Avatar
    Sherry Smothermon-Short

    This sounds like so much fun! I can just picture a bunch of rowdy boys trying to settle down enough to keep from waking the guard.

    Thanks for sharing this idea with us!

  2. Reg Klubeck Avatar
    Reg Klubeck

    When I was a kid in Scouts this was called Steal the Bacon.

  3. Mike Smith Avatar
    Mike Smith

    Steal the bacon is much different. Here is a reference:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.