Rationale for Adventure

This adventure will engage the boys in some active games with their adult partners and establish an appreciation for activity and its role in maintaining one’s health and mental abilities.

Takeaways for Cub Scouts

  • Practicing skills
  • Experiencing winning and losing
  • Learning about sportsmanship
  • Developing team spirit
  • Having fun outdoors
  • A Scout is cheerful. [Tiger Character Compass]

Adventure Requirements (Tiger Handbook, page 240)

  1. Choose one active game you like, and tell your den about it.
  2. Do the following:
    a. Play two relay games with your den and your adult partner.
    b. Tell your adult partner or the other Tigers what you liked best about each game.
    c. Have your den choose a relay game that everyone would like to play, and play it several times.
  3. With your adult partner, select an active outside game that you could play with the members of your den. Talk about your game at the den meeting. With your den, decide on a game to play.
  4. Play the game that your den has chosen. After the game, discuss with your den leader the meaning of being a good sport.


Prior to Meeting 1, have Tigers tell their adult partners about an active game they like. For requirement 1, Tigers should come prepared to share the game with their den. The game does not need to be one that the den can play, and Tigers do not need to bring equipment.

For Meeting 2, Tigers should be prepared to tell the den about an active game they would like to play as a den. If equipment is involved, Tigers should bring that equipment to the meeting. The den will choose a game to play.

This adventure does not include plans for a den outing. If an outing is desired, the leader could choose to hold Meeting 2 at a park location where Tigers will have appropriate space for playing games. All outing and transportation information would need to be planned in advance.

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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