Friends Swimming

Piranha Ball

Here is a another game to go with this month’s aquatic theme. It can be used to fulfill requirement 2 for the Swimming belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program:

Play a recreational game in the water with your den, pack, or family.

This is a good game to play if you have some kids in your group who are not strong swimmers. They can play this game in chest-deep water and still have a lot of fun. For swimmers who need more of a challenge, the group can go to deeper water and tread water while they play.

Piranha Ball

  1. Have all of the players form a circle and hold hands.
  2. Place a ball in the middle of the circle. The ball is the Piranha.
  3. If the ball touches a player, that player is out. The remaining players rejoin hands to close the circle again.
  4. Continue playing until only one player remains.
  • Lowering your hands to let the ball out of the circle is not allowed.
  • You may blow the ball, try to make waves to move the ball,  or try to pull other players toward it.


One Response to Piranha Ball

  1. SLC June 21, 2011 at 5:12 PM #

    Love the idea of getting a group of kids together to all play and earn their belt loop. Great idea.

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