If you need a fun, quick activity to do after a passive task, energize your Scouts 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 Scouts form a circle around it. Each Scout will grasp their neighbor's hands.
When the game starts, each Scout will try to force their neighbors to touch the rattlesnake while avoiding it themselves.
Whenever a Scout touches it, they get a point. At the end of the game, the Scout 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 Scouts all wanted their parents to touch the rattlesnake, so there was some fierce competition going on!
The Rattlesnake Game is perfect for Tigers to play to complete a requirement for Tiger Tag.
Tiger Elective Adventure – Tiger Tag 3: Have your den choose a team or relay game that everyone can play, and play it at least twice.
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,
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