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Target Bounce Game

Here is a fun game for scouts to play that is very simple to make.  I found this on Pinterest via Jo at Smile Monsters. This will work as a great gathering activity or you could even turn it into a pack meeting activity if you made a few of them and had a competition.  Have the boys make their own, and they can complete any of the achievements listed below.

Materials:

  • 1 egg carton (dozen count)
  • 4 different colored sharpies or markers (including black)
  • 1 piece of tag board, poster board, construction paper, etc (any color)
  • 1 ping pong ball

Instructions:

  • You can choose to remove the lid or not. The original design removed the lid. I chose to keep it on to make it easy to close and keep the ball inside. However, it may not lay completely flat.
  • Decide on your colors for 1-point, 3-point, and 5-point. Color in 3 1-point slots, 2 3-point slots, and 1 5-point slot. These can be anywhere you’d like. You can fill in more slots if you’d like, this is the layout that I used:

  • Cut out your tag board/paper to the shape of the top of the egg carton for the instructions.
  • Come up with a clever name for your game (I was not original and just used Target Bounce) and write down the point values for each color you chose

Setup:

  • Designate a “Throwing Line” on the floor
  • Place the egg carton at a specified distance away from the “Throwing Line”
Gameplay:
  • Decide on a set number of turns for each player. Most points after set number of turns wins
  • One player at a time tosses the ball at the egg carton and score the appropriate number of points (0, 1, 3, 5)
Variations:
There lots of variations for this game. You can drop the ping pong ball from above the the egg carton into it, you can toss the ball from a specified line, you could require at least one bounce, etc. There plenty of options and plenty of opportunities to come up with your own.

Achievements Fulfilled:

  • Tiger Elective #3
  • Wolf #10b
  • Wolf Elective #4a (substitute)
  • Bear #10b
  • Bear #15b (1/2)
  • Bear #15c
  • Webelos Craftsman #4 (1/4)
  • Webelos Family Member #8

What variations did you come up with? How do you play this game? Please share with us in the comments below.

 
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  1. Kristin Metz Says:

    I am going to try this with my Bear den this Tuesday. I will let you know how it went. Thank you!

  2. Cubmaster Says:

    @Kristin – Have fun!! Our boys enjoyed it. We combined it with the Mouse Trap Catapult for an extra challenge

  3. Abbie Says:

    I am going to use this for our pack activity tonight… Thanks for the idea!

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