Monday, March 9, 2015

Tiger Adventure: Games Tigers Play

Teamwork, sportsmanship, nutrition and fitness are the main points of this first grade adventure.

This loop requires the playing of team-building or "initiative" games to see how each member of the den has an important part to play.  Tigers will also make up games of their own to play with their den, family and/or pack.  They will learn how being active helps to keep them healthy.  They will bring nutritious snacks to keep their bodies energized for the games.

This is a fun way for these wiggly 6-7 year olds to use up that extra energy while learning about being healthy.

You can see the actual requirements for this adventure below:

Tiger Adventure:  Games Tigers Play
  1. Do the following:
    1. Play two initiative or team-building games with the members of your den.
    2. Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow directions when playing.
    3. At the end of the game, talk with the leader about what you learned when you played the game. Tell how you helped the den by playing your part.
  2. Make up a game with the members of your den.
  3. Make up a new game, and play it with your family or members of your den or pack.
  4. Find out how being active is part of being healthy. Ask someone who plays a sport why he or she thinks it is important to be active.
  5. Bring a nutritious snack to a den meeting. Share why you picked it and what makes it a good snack choice.

I love looking at the progression through the ranks... how the responsibilities grow with the boys.  These are the rites of passage I think that so many young boys need as they grow into young men.

Check out our Games Tigers Play Pinterest Board for ways to implement this adventure:

Follow Cub Scout's board Tiger Adventure: Games Tigers Play on Pinterest.

* Always teach responsibly and make parents aware of things that have been (or will be) covered, so that they may set their own rules for home use of such knowledge.  Since this adventure involves food items, please make sure that you and the other parents are aware of any allergies.

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