Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan for Under the Big Top (Cooperation)

UNder the Big Top Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan

Cooperation is an important concept for children to understand. BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Under the Big Top related to this value. The Under the Big Top pack meeting plan features ideas for the core value of cooperation – games, group activities, songs, and more.

 Here is how the BSA plan suggests tying together this theme with the value of cooperation:

At the circus all of the workers must work together to put on a safe and exciting show. They must cooperate. Just as the circus workers work together, Cub Scouts will work together this month to create their show, “Under the Big Top.”

Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan for Under the Big Top (Cooperation)

This Cub Scout pack meeting plan includes the following – all within a cooperation theme. See the meeting plan for details.

  • Gathering activity – Circus midway and circus menagerie
  • Tracking the Lion game
  • Monkey in the Trees game
  • Cage the Dancing Bears game
  • Ball Duck Race game
  • Tiger’s Tale game
  • Ringmaster opening ceremony
  • Working Together Circus Prayer
  • Den demonstrations
  • Circus advancement ceremony
  • Having Fun Cubmaster Minute
  • Cooperation Skit Closing Ceremony

Audience Participation – Stick Out Your Tongue and Touch Your Nose

A few years back we had a Cubmaster who really enjoyed audience participation segments. The cornier the better! This Stick Out Your Tongue and Touch Your Nose Audience Participation a classic along those lines. This would also work to help demonstrate the importance of clear communication when giving instructions.

Banana Bandana Skit

The idea behind the Banana Bandana skit is that the Scouter with the banana has misunderstood the announcer. Every time the announcer says to do something with the bandana, the Scouter does it with a banana instead.


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