Rationale for Adventure

This adventure will help boys learn about different types of games, whether individual games, team games, or initiative games. As an elective, it provides them with the chance to explore games that are new to them and to use their imaginations. It also encourages their willingness and ability to work and talk in the group.

Takeaways for Cub Scouts

  • Trying individual versus team games
  • Experiencing winning and losing
  • Developing sportsmanship
  • Team building
  • Using imagination and creating games
  • A Scout is kind. [Tiger Character Compass]

Adventure Requirements (Tiger Handbook, page 212)

Complete 1–3 and one from 4–6.

  1. Play at least two different games by yourself; one may be a video game.
  2. Play a board game or another inside game with one or more members of your den.
  3. Play a problem-solving game with your den.
  4. With your parent’s or guardian’s permission:
    a. Play a video game with family members in a family tournament.
    b. List at least three tips that would help someone who was learning how to play your favorite video game.
    c. Play an appropriate video game with a friend for 30 minutes.
  5. With other members of your den, invent a game, OR change the rules of a game you know, and play the game.
  6. Play a team game with your den.


If Tigers choose the option of requirement 4, they should complete that requirement between Meeting 1 and Meeting 2. Adult partners should help Tigers choose an appropriate video game and confirm that the Tiger’s friend has permission to play.

This adventure does not include plans for a den outing. If a den outing is desired, the leader may plan to hold one of the meetings at a location suitable for playing games. All event coordination and necessary tour and activity plans would need to be in place in advance, depending on the location selected.

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


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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