GATHERINGS / PRE-OPENERS/05-08
Tell Me Whatâ€™s Missing Game
Before your meeting, gather about fifteen to twenty small items that relate to camping, such as a
pocketknife, tent stake, piece of twine, compass, marshmallow, lip balm, etc. Arrange them on
a large cookie sheet or a small table. As the boys arrive, give them a moment to look at all the
items, then have them turn around. Quickly remove one of the items and then have the boys turn
back to you. See if they can identify which item you removed. You can repeat this process
several times. To make it more difficult, you can also rearrange the items while they are turned
away from you, or turn the cookie sheet 1/4 turn each time.
Â Bug MatchÂ Â
Have someone cut out a bunch of different insect pictures and
mount them on paper to hang around the pack meeting room.
(Make sure you know the names of the different bugs.) Label
the pictures with letters or numbers. Hand out sheets of paper
with the names of the different bugs listed in a mixed up order.
Ask people to match the pictures with the names. After the
opening ceremony, read off the answers and ask everyone how
they did. Give an appropriate cheer/applause to the one(s) who
got the most matches.
PATCH OF THE MONTH
Â Utah State Fair Patch
A great place to go as a family or den. Visit all the
animals, the boys can even go fishing. Great place to
work on requirements for Tiger, Wolf, Bear and
Webelos. Only held for a short time in September, so
make plans now to attend. The Fair starts the first
Thursday following Labor Day and runs for eleven
days. The Fairpark Administration Office is located at
155 North 1000 West, Salt Lake City.
Great Salt Lake Council