Through games and activities, Scouts of all ages learn the basics of thinking strategically. They learn to weigh their options and make decisions based on the information they have.
Sleeping Guard Game
Sleeping Guard 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!
Bear Marble Madness Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Documents
Marble Madness is one of the Bear elective adventures. For the Marble Madness adventure, Bears learn all about marbles and play a variety of games with them, from ringer to marble mazes.
Quirkle: A Fun Board Game for Cub Scouts
Qwirkle is one of our family's favorite games. It really is one of those games anyone can enjoy. Even though our sons are older now, we still play this on family game nights.
Tiger-iffic! Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Ideas
The Tiger-iffic! elective adventure is all about games. Tiger Cub Scouts learn about board games, team games, video games, problem-solving games, team games, and more while working on this adventure.
Webelos/AOL Elective Game Design Adventure Helps and Documents
While working on the Game Design adventure, Webelos learn what elements are needed to design a game. They create their own game and teach others how to play.
Chess Cub Scout Theme
Chess is a fun way to engage young minds. If the traditional method of chess seems too complicated, try a variant of the game which will still teach basic strategy. Here are some ideas for a chess Cub Scout theme.
January 29 is National Puzzle Day. So tease your brain with a crossword puzzle or a riddle or a jigsaw puzzle. Anything which needs to be solved can be a puzzle!
Rules for Ringer (A Marbles Game)
When you think of kids playing marbles, you are probably picturing Ringer in your mind - a circle on the ground and kids shooting at the marbles within.
Trivia Activities and Games for Youth
Trivia is fun for youth. At one summer camp we attended, the trading post manager shared a fun trivia fact before each meal. Sharing an oddball fact is a fun way to add some levity to a troop meeting too. Or you can have fun playing a trivia game as a gathering activity or in a long car ride to camp.
One game which is fun for kids to learn is marbles. My sons have marbles and they play against each other. All you need is a shooter, some marbles, and a piece of chalk to draw the ring on the driveway.