RATIONALE FOR ADVENTURE

In this adventure, Wolf Scouts will learn the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship, as well as keeping themselves healthy and fit.

TAKEAWAYS FOR CUB SCOUTS

  • Observation and listening skills
  • Learning to follow instructions
  • Helping each other as a team
  • Being fair and respectful in competition
  • Living the Scout Oath and Scout Law
  • A Scout is helpful. [Wolf Character Compass]

ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS (Wolf Handbook, page 282)

  1. Talk with your family and den about what it means to be physically fit. Share ideas of what you can do to stay in shape.
  2. With your den, talk about why it is important to stretch before and after exercising. Demonstrate proper warm-up movements and stretches before and after each activity you do that involves action.
  3. Select at least two physical fitness skills and practice them daily. See if you can improve over a two-week period.
  4. With your family or your den, talk about what it means to be a member of a team. Working together, make a list of team sports, and talk about how the team works together to be successful. Choose one and play for 30 minutes.
  5. With your den, talk about sportsmanship and what it means to be a good sport while playing a game or a sport. Share with your den how you were a good sport or demonstrated good sportsmanship in requirement 4.
  6. Visit a sporting event with your family or your den. Look for ways the team works together. Share your visit with your den.
  7. With your den, develop an obstacle course that involves five different movements. Run the course two times and see if your time improves.

NOTES TO DEN LEADER

Meeting 2 will include a game of kickball or a similar team sport to be selected by the den and den leader. If your regular meeting location does not have access to an appropriate and safe space for the selected sport, you will need to make arrangements in advance for an alternative meeting location.

Meeting 3 will be an outing to a sporting event. You will need to identify a sports event in your community and contact the team at least a month in advance to arrange a visit with one of the team’s players or an expert on the sport before the event starts. In advance of the outing, confirm the outing plan with families, including transportation and any additional items they need to bring. Make sure a tour and activity plan has been submitted and activity consent forms are distributed and signed.

See the Appendix for optional den meeting activities, including openings, gatherings, and closings.

MeetingPlans

To get you started in delivering fun and engaging meetings, complete Den Meeting Plans are available here on the Learning Library for the Backyard Jungle and Games Tigers Play adventures. To obtain Den Meeting Plans for all other adventures, Den Leader Guides are available at your local Scout Shop, online at scoutstuff.org, or as an eBook through Amazon.

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