This a story about the cold winter when Paul Bunyan found Babe the Blue Ox. A few words and names are repeated throughout the story. Your audience will be divided into groups and assigned a word or name. Whenever they hear it, they must say something – loudly and with enthusiasm – and do an action. Cub Scouts usually enjoy these “action stories”.
Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tales
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The My Story Mystery Game is a great way to get to know some “history” about a group of individuals. It makes a great icebreaker. It can also serve as an introduction to a discussion about oral history and storytelling.
The story of the Paul Bunyan at a Cub Scout reading level . It includes a variety of tall tales from Paul Bunyan lore.
Here is some information about Pecos Bill written at a Cub Scout reading level. After they read the story, talk about how tall tales incorporated real ideas.
Tall Tales was one of the activities my den enjoyed doing this past year. The only problem I had was finding versions of the tales which were appropriate for their age and reading levels.
This shortened version of the tall tale of Rip Van Winkle is appropriate for Cub Scouts
The story of the Pony Express at a Cub Scout level. Can be used to introduce the concept of storytelling.