When lots of new members join your scout section, it’s time to do some ice breaking. It simply means making the new ones feel comfortable with the old members. It will help everyone find some new friends and good partners for scout activities. Doing the activities with the same partner is not that interesting, make new groups and perform. Scouts is one of the best part for all adventurous kind of people, be it of any age. You can find out many interesting activities from the internet. You can even think it yourself. There is no limit to what fun can be practised with a young group of people.
Cub/Beaver bingo is an interesting game where you will not need much stuff. Not more than 20 minutes will be required for this wonderful game. Everyone will need a pen and a bingo card. The bingo card will contain a few photocopied statements. These statements can be anything, “I love pizza”, “I have a cat”, or “I hate onions”. You can fill as many number of statements you feel like. Each square card and a pen will be handed over to all the players. Every player will be asked to fill up the card as fast as possible.
They will have to ask each different player if they agree with the mentioned statements. If the player says yes to any statement, just put a tick mark on it. In this way, go on filling up the card and the first one to do this will be the winner. Another activity suitable for beavers and cubs is called form a line. Ask the scouts to line up height wise from left to right. Once they are lined up, ask them to remember where they were standing. Then, arrange them in the order of their birthday, age, alphabetically, etc. After you have done all of this, shuffle everyone and play a quick fire round.
Here you shout “line up in the order of your age” or anything it can be. Then see how quickly they are able to arrange themselves in their correct position. It will help them increase their memory power and thinking capability. This activity will also help them remember new faces around them. It is a great activity to indulge one student with another. Try it out next time in your scout batch.