Cub Scout Games: Rattlesnake Game

Rattlesnake gameIf you need a fun, quick activity to do after a passive task, energize your boys with the Rattlesnake Game!

A milk carton or a paper bag is the rattlesnake.  Or if you left the milk carton at home like I did, look in your supply bin and grab something that’s about the same size to use.

Put your rattlesnake on the floor, and have the boys form a circle around it.  Each boy will grasp his neighbor’s hands.

When the game starts, each boy will try to force his neighbors to touch the rattlesnake while avoiding it himself.  Whenever a boy touches it, he gets a point.  At the end of the game, the boy with the least number of points is the winner.

If your room is large enough (or your group is small enough), this Cub Scout game can be played indoors.  Of course, it is a fabulous outdoor game.When we played this game, we had parents participate too.  The boys all wanted their parents to touch the rattlesnake, so there was some fierce competition going on!

You know, that’s one of the things I love about Cub Scouts.  I get to interact with my sons in ways that I never would at home.  We definitely wouldn’t be trying to make each other touch a “rattlesnake” at home.

Yours in Scouting,
Sherry

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Thanks, Bill’s Unofficial Cub Scout Roundtable!

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3 thoughts on “Cub Scout Games: Rattlesnake Game

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  2. Meanna

    We play a game similar to this. We set a bucket upside down and put a stick on it, that way you can have bigger groups with a bigger stick, or small groups with a smaller stick. If you knock it off, you get pulled out of the game (For larger groups). We would have a side activity (usually a quite one) for those who didn’t want to play or got out.
    The kids could jump over it or step around it, and touching it was fine, so long as it didn’t fall. It could get rather violent with Scout aged kids, but I reckon including parents would make for more moderated time, too.
    We just called it Stick and Bucket, and it was a favourite of mine when I was a scout

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