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Great Meeting

Of the 20 scouts, 7 showed and still managed to be a raucous as the full count. We had a great time! We started the meeting with attendance doing the camping game “My name is ___ and I’m taking a backpack.” Next person “My name is ____ and I’m taking a backpack and a hiking staff.” And each consecutive person adds an item. It went over very well. Then we played a memory game where I placed 17 items on a table (should have been about 24) and covered them. I broke the boys into two teams and gave them each 30 seconds to stare at the table. Then they were recovered and the boys had to write down everything they saw. Again. It went over well. We had a discussion and matching game on folklore. And ended the evening with a game of balloon basketball.

Bear Den

Den Meeting

February 10, 2005


• Flag Ceremony

• Attendance

• Thomas reads folklore

• Memory Game

• Break into groups (Folklore and Balloon Basketball)

• Closing

Requirements Met

4a Tell in your own words what folklore is. List some folklore stories, folk songs, or historical legends from your own state or part of the country. Play the Folklore Match Game on page 48.

15b Play two organized games with your den.

15c Select a game that your den has never played. Explain the rules. Tell them how to play it, and then play it with them.

Take Home Achievement

4b Name at least five stories about American folklore. Point out on a United States map where they happened.

4c Read two folklore stories and tell your favorite one to your den.

15a Set up the equipment and play any two of these outdoor games with your family or friends.

_____ Backyard golf     _____ Kickball

_____ Badminton    _____ Softball

_____ Croquet    _____ Tetherball

_____ Sidewalk Shuffleboard     _____ Horseshoes

                     _____ Volleyball

Balloon Basketball

Activity Level: Moderate

Needed: Large to medium-sized playing area, any number of players, inflated balloons, empty cardboard box or wastepaper basket.

Use an inflated balloon for the ball, batting it around from player to player, and boxes or wastepaper baskets for the goals. Score as in basketball, except that a broken balloon counts five points off for the side that broke the balloon.

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