BSA retired this adventure on May 31, 2022. This information remains here for historical purposes.
Beat of the Drum is one of the Bear elective adventures. For the Beat of the Drum adventure, Bears learn about native American culture.
Cub Scouts learn about the history of the First Americans and make a craft related to them, such as a dream catcher or drum. They also attend an event presented by indigenous people or learn about their dances and ceremonies.
Bear Beat of the Drum Adventure
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This is a Native American story which scouts of all ages can enjoy. It is also a cautionary tale for young men who like to build huge campfires.
Hubbub is a traditional Native American dice game. The scoring systems seem to vary from one reference to another, so the system given here is a simplified system.
Picaria is a Native American board game which seems like a cross between tic-tac-toe and checkers. The board is pictured on the right.
Pahsahëman is similar to football. It has been played by the Lenape of the American Northeast for many generations.
Some of you may have Scouts BSA or Venturers in your families who are in the process of becoming members of the Order of the Arrow.
Scouts who are doing a Native American themed meeting or activity can create a simple tipi model to get the idea of how these versatile dwellings are constructed.
This prayer is attributed to Chief Sealth (for whom Seattle is named).
This adventure can be used to fulfill requirements for these STEM awards: