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Tiger Tag

Elective Adventure

Learning teamwork, good sportsmanship, and having fun with their family or den by playing outdoor games or sports in packed into this Adventure including attending a sporting event together.

Requirements

Play an active game with your den. Share with your Tiger adult partner or your den why you like this game.
Tiger Blob Tag
LocationOutdoor
Energy 4
Supply List2
Prep Time1

Play Blob Tag.

  • Four sports cones

Before the meeting: 

  1. Become familiar with how to blob tag. 
    • Identify a safe place free of obstacles to play.  Mark a space that is 40’ x 40’ by placing the sports cones to mark the corners.  Based on the size of the den you can adjust the play space.  This is a game of tag with a twist. Choose a Cub Scout to be the “blob”.  The story is that the blob is a science experiment gone bad and is now loose.  If the blob touches you, you then become part of the blob by holding hands.  For example, when the blob touches the first Cub Scout, the two Cub Scouts now hold hands and attempt to grow by tagging another Cub Scout.  When that happens the third Cub Scout now becomes part of the blob, the three Cub Scouts are now holding hands as they attempt to tag another Cub Scout, this continues until only one Cub Scout is left.  
    • If someone runs out of bounds, they automatically become part of the blob. 

During the meeting: 

  1. Gather the Cub Scouts and adult partners and explain the rules blob tag.   
  2. Remind Cub Scouts of the Scout Law and what points of the Scout Law they should keep in mind when playing.  
  3. Play blob tag. 
  4. After playing, gather Cub Scouts and adult partners and discuss what they liked about the game and when they were living up to the Scout Law.
Tiger Duck Duck Goose
LocationIndoor
Energy 4
Supply List1
Prep Time1

Play a game of duck, duck, goose.

  • No supplies are required

Before the meeting: 

  1. Become familiar with how to play duck, duck, goose. 
    • Cub Scouts form a circle by holding hands and spreading out as far as they can while keeping their hands held.  Cub Scouts then sit down.  A Cub Scout is chosen to be the first to go.  The chosen Cub Scout stands and walks around the outside of the circle of Cub Scouts, as they do so they lightly touch the top of each Cub Scout’s head and says either “duck” or “goose”.  If they say “duck” nothing happens but if they say “goose” the chosen Cub Scout runs around the outside of the circle in an attempt to get to the spot where the “goose” was sitting before the “goose” can tag them.  If the chosen Cub Scout makes it to the spot without getting tagged the person who was the “goose” now becomes the chosen Cub Scout.  If the “goose” tags the person before they reach their spot, the chosen Cub Scout remains and continues the game. 
  2. Identify a safe place free of obstacles to play duck, duck, goose.  

During the meeting: 

  1. Gather the Cub Scouts and adult partners and explain the rules to duck, duck, goose.   
  2. Remind Cub Scouts of the Scout Law and what points of the Scout Law they should keep in mind when playing.  
  3. Play duck, duck, goose. 
  4. After playing, gather Cub Scouts and adult partners and discuss what they liked about the game and when they were living up to the Scout Law. 
Tiger Hide And Seek
LocationOutdoor
Energy 4
Supply List1
Prep Time1

Play a game of hide and seek.

  • No supplies required

Before the meeting: 

  1. Become familiar with the rules to hide and seek.  
    • Decide how the seeker (the person looking for others) will be chosen.  The seeker closes their eyes and counts to 50 at a determined location that is considered home base.  Everyone hides.  When the seeker reaches 50, they open their eyes and start looking for those who are playing.  When someone is spotted the seeker must tag them before they reach home base.  If the person hiding is tagged by the seeker before reaching home base the game is over and a new game begins with the person being tagged becoming the seeker.  If everyone who is hiding makes it back to home base without being tagged, the game is over and a new game begins with a new seeker.  You may consider having a time limit on each game. 
    • Identify a safe playing area and any areas that are restricted or unsafe for hiding.  For example, if you are playing outside you cannot hide inside a building.   

During the meeting: 

  1. Gather Cub Scouts and adult partners and explain the rules to hide and seek.  Identify the playing area and inform everyone of any places that are restricted or unsafe to hide.   
  2. Remind Cub Scouts of the Scout Law and what points of the Scout Law they should keep in mind when playing.  
  3. Play hide and seek. 
  4. After playing, gather Cub Scouts and adult partners and discuss what they liked about the game and when they were living up to the Scout Law. 
Play a relay game with your den. Share with your Tiger adult partner or your den why you like this game.
Tiger Dress Up Relay
LocationIndoor
Energy 4
Supply List2
Prep Time2

Play Tiger Dress-Up relay.

  • Two large laundry baskets 
  • Two adult large shirts 
  • Two adult large shorts 
  • Two youth-sized belts 
  • Two hats 
  • Blue painter’s tape

Before the meeting: 

  1. Become familiar with how to run the Tiger Dress Up Relay. 
    • Place two laundry baskets filled with dress-up items at each end of the playing area. Divide the group into two teams.  The first player runs to the pile, puts on all the dress-ups on top of their regular clothes, then runs back to the team.  When they make it back, the player must remove all the dress-up items and pass them off to the next player, who puts them on and runs the length of the playing space before returning to the team. Then, they’ll remove the dress-up items so the next player can repeat the process. 
  2. Identify a safe area free of obstacles to conduct the relay.  Mark a starting line for each team with the blue painter’s tape.  Place the laundry baskets filled with dress-up items 40 feet away from the starting lines.  

During the meeting: 

  1. Gather the Cub Scouts and adult partners and explain the rules for the dress up relay. 
  2. Divide the den into two teams, keeping Cub Scouts and adult partners together.    
  3. Remind Cub Scouts of the Scout Law and what points of the Scout Law they should keep in mind when playing.  
  4. Run the relay race. 
  5. After playing, gather Cub Scouts and adult partners and discuss what they liked about the game and when they were living up to the Scout Law. 
Tiger Passing The Ball Relay
LocationIndoor
Energy 4
Supply List2
Prep Time2

Play Passing the Ball Relay race.

  • Two 8.5” rubber balls 
  • Two 10” or larger baskets

Before the meeting: 

  1. Become familiar with how to run the ping-pong ball relay race. 
    • Split the den into two teams, keeping Cub Scouts and adult partners together, and have them stand in a single-file line. Give the leader of each line a ball. They must pass it through their legs to the player behind them. That player passes the ball overhead to the next player. 
    • Repeat this pattern until the ball gets to the end of the line. The last player runs back to the front of the line and places the ball in the basket to win the game.  
  2. Identify a safe area free of obstacles to conduct the relay.  Place the baskets 10 feet in front of the first player on each team. 

During the meeting: 

  1. Gather the Cub Scouts and adult partners and explain the rules for the ball relay. 
  2. Divide the den into two teams, keeping Cub Scouts and adult partners together.    
  3. Remind Cub Scouts of the Scout Law and what points of the Scout Law they should keep in mind when playing.  
  4. Run the relay race. 
  5. After playing, gather Cub Scouts and adult partners and discuss what they liked about the game and when they were living up to the Scout Law. 
Tiger Ping-Pong Relay
LocationIndoor
Energy 4
Supply List2
Prep Time2

Play Ping-pong ball relay.

  • Two ping-pong balls 
  • Spoons, one for each Cub Scout and adult partner 
  • Blue painter’s tape

Before the meeting: 

  1. Become familiar with how to run the ping-pong ball relay race. 
    • Divide the den into two teams, keeping Cub Scouts and adult partners together. Each player gets a spoon and a ping-pong ball. Each team must carry their ping-pong ball on their spoon from the starting line to a turnaround point and back again. Then, the ping-pong ball is passed off to a teammate who takes their turn. If the ping-pong is dropped, the player must stop and retrieve it. The first team to complete the relay wins. 
  2. Identify a safe area free of obstacles to conduct the relay.  Put down a strip of painter’s tape to mark the starting line for each team.  Place another piece of tape 40 feet away. 

During the meeting: 

  1. Gather the Cub Scouts and adult partners and explain the rules for the ping-pong ball relay. 
  2. Divide the den into two teams, keeping Cub Scouts and adult partners together.    
  3. Remind Cub Scouts of the Scout Law and what points of the Scout Law they should keep in mind when playing.  
  4. Run the relay race. 
  5. After playing, gather Cub Scouts and adult partners and discuss what they liked about the game and when they were living up to the Scout Law. 
Discuss what it means to be a good sport in a game with your Tiger adult partner or other Tigers.
Referee Visit
LocationIndoor
Energy 1
Supply List1
Prep Time5

Invite someone who is a referee (volunteer or professional) to discuss sportsmanship with the den.

  • No supplies needed

Before the meeting: 

  1. Identify a local referee, volunteer, or professional to speak to the den.  Use your local high school or community sporting organization as a resource to identify a referee. 
  2. Contact the referee and let them know you would like them to speak to a small group of 1st graders about sportsmanship and why it is important.  
  3. Confirm the date, time, and location of the den meeting with the guest speaker.  

During the meeting: 

  1. Gather the Cub Scouts and adult partners and share with them that there is a guest speaker who will discuss good sportsmanship and why it is important. 
  2. Introduce the guest speaker and have them discuss what is good sportsmanship and share what sport they referee and how they became a referee.  
  3. Allow Cub Scouts and adult partners to ask questions. 

After the meeting. 

  1. Send the guest speaker a thank note. 
Who Is Being A Good Sport
LocationIndoor
Energy 2
Supply List2
Prep Time1

Cub Scouts complete activity in the Tiger handbook to identify good sportsmanship.

  • Cub Scouts will need their Tiger handbook, page 61 
  • Crayons, enough to share

Before the meeting: 

  1. Set up the meeting space for Cub Scouts and adult partners to complete the activity together. 

During the meeting: 

  1. Gather the Cub Scouts and adult partners and ask them when they play a game with others how do they expect everyone to act or behave. Share with the den that when we behave in a positive way, and we keep the Scout Oath and Law as a guide to behaving we are demonstrating good sportsmanship.  
  2. Have the Cub Scouts work with their adult partners to complete the activity in the Tiger handbook on page 61. 
  3. When everyone is done have each Cub Scout take a turn and give their answer for one of the pictures.
Attend a sporting event.
Tiger Catch The Game On TV
LocationIndoor
Energy 1
Supply List3
Prep Time5

Watch a sporting event on television.

  • Large TV

Before the meeting: 

  1. Identify a game that will be on TV.   
  2. Become familiar with the rules of the game and the current record of the home team and where the visiting team is from. 
  3. Inform Cub Scouts, parents, legal guardians, and adult partners of the date, time, and location of when the den will watch the game together. 
  4. The day before the event remind Cub Scouts, parents, legal guardians, and adult partners of the date, time, and location of the activity.  

During the meeting: 

  1. Gather the Cub Scouts and adult partners and share with the den what you learned about the teams. 
  2. Tell Cub Scouts to look for players displaying good sportsmanship and when they do to share that with their adult partner.   
  3. Enjoy the game. 
  4. After the game, gather the den and have Cub Scouts share one or two times when they witnessed good sportsmanship.
Tiger Friday Night Lights
LocationOutdoor
Energy 1
Supply List1
Prep Time5

Attend a high school football game.

  • No supplies required

Before the meeting: 

  1. Identify a high school football game in your local community.   
  2. Become familiar with the rules of football and the current record of the home team and where the visiting team is from. 
  3. Coordinate getting tickets, if needed. 
  4. Inform Cub Scouts, parents, legal guardians, and adult partners of the date, time, and location of the high school football game.  Share where the den will meet up at the event. 
  5. The day before the event remind Cub Scouts, parents, legal guardians, and adult partners of the date, time, and location of the high school football game.  

During the meeting: 

  1. Gather the Cub Scouts and adult partners, distribute tickets if needed, and share with the den what you learned about the teams. 
  2. Tell Cub Scouts to look for players displaying good sportsmanship and when they do to share that with their adult partner.   
  3. Enjoy the game. 
  4. After the game, gather the den and have Cub Scouts share one or two times when they witnessed good sportsmanship.  
Tiger Let’s Play Ball
LocationTravel
Energy 1
Supply List1
Prep Time5

Attend a professional baseball game.

  • No supplies required

Before the meeting: 

  1. Identify a professional baseball game in your area, minor or major league.  Contact your local council office to see if there are any special events or activities or discounts they may have planned with the local team.   
  2. Become familiar with the rules of baseball and the current record of the home team and where the visiting team is from. 
  3. Coordinate getting tickets. 
  4. Inform Cub Scouts, parents, legal guardians, and adult partners of the date, time, and location of the game.  Share where the den will meet up at the event. 
  5. The day before the event remind Cub Scouts, parents, legal guardians, and adult partners of the date, time, and location of the game.  

During the meeting: 

  1. Gather the Cub Scouts and adult partners, distribute tickets if needed, and share with the den what you learned about the teams. 
  2. Tell Cub Scouts to look for players displaying good sportsmanship and when they do to share that with their adult partner.   
  3. Enjoy the game. 
  4. After the game, gather the den and have Cub Scouts share one or two times when they witnessed good sportsmanship.
Tiger Youth Sporting Event
LocationTravel
Energy 2
Supply List1
Prep Time5

Attend a youth sporting event.

  • No supplies required

Before the meeting: 

  1. Identify a youth sports game in your local community.  If a Cub Scout in the den is on a team, co-ordinate when their next game is and have the den plan to attend that game to cheer on their fellow Cub Scout. 
  2. Become familiar with the sport that is being played. 
  3. Coordinate getting tickets, if needed. 
  4. Inform Cub Scouts, parents, legal guardians, and adult partners of the date, time, and location of the youth sporting event.  Share where the den will meet up at the event. 
  5. The day before the event remind Cub Scouts, parents, legal guardians, and adult partners of the date, time, and location of the youth sporting event.  

During the meeting: 

  1. Gather the Cub Scouts and adult partners, distribute tickets if needed, and share with the den what you learned about the sport that is being played. 
  2. Tell Cub Scouts to look for players displaying good sportsmanship and when they do to share that with their adult partner.   
  3. Enjoy the game. 
  4. After the game, gather the den and have Cub Scouts share one or two times when they witnessed good sportsmanship.
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