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(Games marked with "x" are suitable for kids confined to beds)

1. x The bird’s council

Akela places around the den pictures of birds. The birds have met in the den to decide where they will go to nest. The Cubs go round quietly (so as not to disturb the birds’ meeting) and write down the names of the birds that they know.

For bed cases:

The pictures are pinned on to a board or paper, and the birds “fly” in turn from one bed to another, and each Cub has a certain time in which to write down the names.

2. Match your leaves

Each Cub is given various leaves, and Akela then arranges round the den cards with the outlined shape of each leaf. The Cubs go round and match their leaves by the outlines and they collect the cards when a leaf is matched. The Cub with the most cards wins.

3. x Keepers and animals

The Pack is divided into two teams, each with a head keeper. The head keeper of the first team names an animal beginning with “A.” The head keeper of the second team responds with another animal beginning with “A.” They have alternate chances until one keeper fails to reply. That counts as a point against his team, and another letter is chosen. Any member of the team may whisper a name to his head keeper.

4. x Animals in the wood

Akela shows the Cub a picture of a wood or forest. Each one must write down three animals which he thinks may be found there. Afterwards the names of the animals are read out in turns and any which are the same are crossed out.

5. x Flower relay

The Pack is divided into two. Each team is given a sheet of paper and pencil. On the word “Go” the first Cub writes the name of a wild flower and passes the paper and pencil to the next Cub. Each one writes down the name of a flower and the team to finish first wins.

This game may also be played with the names of garden flowers, birds, animals, and insects.

6. x Animal guesses

Each Cub is given a piece of paper on which is drawn a small part of an animal. The Cubs are then given pencils, and they must draw the rest of the animal. Points are given for the correct animals.

7. x Nature hunt

Akela divides the Pack into two and gives one Cub in each team a bag containing such things as leaves, twigs, acorns, a bit of bark, piece of grass, etc. At the word “Go” the two Cubs feel in their bags for what Akela says (twig or leaf, etc). They must not look in the bags. The first one to hold up what is asked for scores a point for his side.

8. x Flower mixtures

Each Cub is given several flowers and leaves and is told to place together and to tie round with a piece of wool the leaf belonging to each flower.

9. x Birds

Akela tells a story in which birds are mentioned. Every time he mentions a flying bird the Cubs flap their hands like wings. At other times they must lie with arms folded.

10. x Rats and rabbits

Each Cub is given paper and pencil and Akela tells a story introducing the words “rats” and “rabbits.” When “rats” are mentioned the Cubs draw a circle on their paper, and for “rabbits” they draw a stroke. Akela counts up the correct number of strokes and circles when the story ends, and the Cubs score for their Six.

11. Froggie jump

The Cubs line up in Indian file in two teams. At the side of each one a circle is drawn. The first Cub of each team is given a tissue-paper frog, and a rolled-up newspaper. He flaps the frog from his circle to the next. Number two does likewise, and so on up the line and down again until the frog lands in number one’s circle.

12. Squirrels and nuts

The Cubs become squirrels and are divided into two groups, each with a home. Akela scatters cotton reels (nuts) over the room. On the word “Go” the squirrels come out, find a nut and carry it home to store. A squirrel may carry only one nut at a time. When all the nuts are gathered, the squirrels count how many they have in their store.

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Parent- Level Topic Links:
Confined to Bed ] Games for Blind Scouts ] Games for Deaf Scouts ] Developmentally Disabled ] Ambulatory Able Games ] 100 Additional Cub Games ] 1. Signaling ] 2. Knots ] 3. Semaphore ] 4. Compass Game ] 5. Kim's Hiding Game ] 6. The Zoo ] 7. Form of Kim's Game ] 8. Bag ] 9. Magnetic Fishing ] 10. Mixed Grill ] 11. Beans and Spoons ] 12. Tommy ] 13. A Test Match in the Ward! ] 14. Orange on Ankle Team Race ] 15. Sit Down in Threes ] 16. Human Body Game for Cubs ] 17. Balloon Race ] 18. A New Tag Game ] 19. On the Spot ] 20. Union Jack ] 21. Letters in Sandpaper ] 22. Kim's Stocking ] 23. Hockey for Blind ] 24. Operation Rocks ] 25. Obstacle Race ] 26. Obstacle Race ] 27. Potato Race ] 28. Bun Snapping ] 29. Compass Points ] 30. Word Squares ] 31. Hidden Personalities ] 32. Relay Race ] 33. Dickie Bird Race ] 34. Magic Discs ] 35. Stop, Caution, Go ] 36. The Touch Game ] 37. Waves ] 38. Caps ] 39. Cricket ] 40. Twiddlum ] 41. Cricket ] 42. Heads ] 43. Goalkeeper ] 44. Balancing ] 45. Tennis ] 46. Fishing ] 47. Noisy Mug ] 48. Bean Game ] 49. Nursery Rhymes ] 50. String Circle ] 51. Smell, Taste, Touch ] 52. Plasticine ] 53. Button ] 54. Highway Code ] 55. Suggestions for Cub Concert ] 56. Things With Different Uses ] 57. What Is It? ] 58. The Seasons ] 59. Crambo ] 60. Flag Pelmanism ] 61. Flag Tiddlywinks ] 62. Jigsaw Postcards ] 63. Spotting ] 64. Museum Hunt ] 65. Nature Alphabet ] 66. Things in Strange Places ] 67. Code Messages ] 68. Noises that Break the Silence ] 69. The Best Red Indian ] 70. Special Pack Meeting ] 71. Buzz ] 72. Grab Bag ] 73. Stringing Race ] 74. Lost Boy ] 75. Ring the Stick ] 76. Crocodile Dodge Ball ] 77. Traffic Lights ] 78. N.E.S.W. ] 79. Break Out ] 80. Non-Stop Cricket ] 81. Hare and Hounds ] 82. Piloting the Blind ] 83. Open Country in the Ward ] 84. Musical Knots ] 85. Cot-Case Donkeys ] 86. Knotting Story ] 87. Slap Signaling ] 88. Feeling Leaves ] 89. Steeplechases for Bed Cases ] 90. Actions ] 91. Newspaper Observation ] 92. Descriptions ] 93. Paper Keys ] 94. Silence ] 95. Sounds ] 96. The Rummage Bag ] 97. The Locked Bag ] 98. Sentences ] 99. Serial Stories ] 100. Buying Equipment ] 101. A Wood Summer & Autumn ] 102. So Says ] 103. Pantomime Rhymes ] 104. Verses While You Wait ] 105. Throwing Up Lights ] 106. Proverbs ] 107. On the Underground ] 108. Pairing Off ] 109. Something to Guess ] 110. How Do You Like It? ] 111. The Ship's A.B.C. ] 112. Geographical Letters ] 113. Musical Magic ] 114. Prize Pigs ] 115. Hidden Treasure ] 116. Historical Scenes ] 117. Tasting ] 118. Telegrams ] 119. The Alphabetical Sentence ] 120. Dotty Pictures ] 121. Do You Know London? ] 122 The Christening ] 123 The Zoo Game ] 124 Gardening ]

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