Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cub Scouts - Bears Achievement 11 "Be Ready"

Worst Case Scenario Survival Game

This is based off the game from the store, but I made up cards that address the "Be Ready" requirements in the Bear Book for Achievement 11. The correct answers are in bold on the cards and their can be more than one right answer. We used the actual playing pieces, die and game board from the real "Worst Case Scenario Survival Game" but you could make your own simple board. To play, before you read the card, have the person whose turn it is roll the die. Someone then reads that person the information on the card. If the person guesses the right answer(s) they get to move ahead however many spaces they rolled on the die. Take turns with however many players you have or you can make two team to make it simple.

Click to enlarge and then print the pages below and then cut out to make individual cards.  You can also click HERE to go to GoogleDocs and get the PDF files.





One of my blog readers created this darling game board for this game:


She also wrote up these rules if you'd like to use them.:


How to Play-The Worst Case Scenario Will YOU Be READY game
Object: To be the first team to reach the Finish.
Set Up:
1.  Each team selects a playing piece and places it at START on the game board.
2.  Place the playing cards face down next to the playing board.
Question Cards:
1.
  Each Worst-Case Scenario Will YOU Be Ready Card has one question
and three possible answers.
2.       Correct answers are printed in bold
Courage Steps:
1.
There are 4 Courage Steps: Be Brave, Be Calm, Be Clear, and Be Careful
One of the goals of the game are to memorizing the steps to help BE READY in case of a real emergency.
2. The Team who does not move their game piece forward decides which Courage Step the Question relates to and explains why they choose that Courage Step.

Playing the Game:
1.
  The youngest player's team goes first.  Roll the die but do not move the playing piece.
2.  The other team (Team 2) to the right of the youngest player's team (Team 1) picks a Worst-Case Scenario Will YOU Be Ready Card and reads the question and the multiple choice answers to Team 1.
·         If Team 1 answers correctly, they move their playing piece ahead the number of footprints shown on the die.  Team 2 decides which Courage Step the question related to and explains why.
·         If Team 1 does not answer correctly, they decide which Courage Step the question related to and explains why. Team 2 moves their playing piece ahead the number of footprints shown on the die.
3.  Play passes to the left.
Winning the Game
1.  The first team to reach Finish wins the game.
2.  Teams do not need an exact roll of the die to land on Finish.
3. Winning team gets to decide which scenario from the requirements the den gets to act out while using the Courage Steps




22 comments:

pam said...

Thanks for sharing....

Kristi said...

I just came across your blog as I was looking for ideas for my first Bear Den Meeting. I will be doing this game this week with my Den. Thanks for the help! I look forward to seeing your other great ideas!

Anonymous said...

This was kind of you to post! I am always looking for ways to make it fun for the boys, while covering the achievement. Well done!

Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen (rightside) said...

This is wonderful!! Thank you! I was struggling with how to make this Achievement more interesting.

I made a game board and saved it as a pdf if you want to post it as well. (Thus saving den leaders time and money on making or buying a game board) It includes the Courage Steps and some of the pictures from the Bear Book. Also, here are the Game Rules that I modified.

How to Play-The Worst Case Scenario Will YOU Be READY game

Object: To be the first team to reach the Finish.
Set Up:
1. Each team selects a playing piece and places it at START on the game board.
2. Place the playing cards face down next to the playing board.

Question Cards:
1. Each Worst-Case Scenario Will YOU Be Ready Card has one question
and three possible answers.
2. Correct answers are printed in bold

Courage Steps:
1. There are 4 Courage Steps: Be Brave, Be Calm, Be Clear, and Be Careful
One of the goals of the game is to memorizing the steps to help BE READY in case of a real emergency.
2. The Team who does not move their game piece forward decides which Courage Step the Question relates to and explains why they choose that Courage Step.

Playing the Game:
1. The youngest player's team goes first. Roll the die but do not move the playing piece.
2. The other team (Team 2) to the right of the youngest player's team (Team 1) picks a Worst-Case Scenario Will YOU Be Ready Card and reads the question and the multiple choice answers to Team 1.
•If Team 1 answers correctly, they move their playing piece ahead the number of footprints shown on the die. Team 2 decides which Courage Step the question related to and explains why.
•If Team 1 does not answer correctly, they decide which Courage Step the question related to and explains why. Team 2 moves their playing piece ahead the number of footprints shown on the die.
3. Play passes to the left.

Winning the Game
1. The first team to reach Finish wins the game.
2. Teams do not need an exact roll of the die to land on Finish.
3. Winning team gets to decide which scenario from the requirements the den gets to act out while using the Courage Steps

Thank you again!
Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. I have to give a presentation to some Bear Scouts on the Be Ready Achievement, and you gave me a great idea for the activity.

Michaela Stephens said...

This was very helpful for me today. I appreciate this. I've gone through this achievement before, but I wanted to put more fun into it and this idea was excellent for that.

Michael said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea. I'm going to be leading my den in this achievement in the near future and have been struggling to come up with a way to make it more interesting for our boys.

In an earlier comment, someone mentioned that they had created a pdf version of the game board. Was this ever posted to your site anywhere? If so, would it be possible to get a copy? Thanks again.

davea33 said...

Thanks so much for sharing all your great ideas. It's so helpful. I was wondering if you ever got a copy of Lisa Cheney-Jorgenson's board game. We don't have the gameboard you used.

Thanks!
Laurie

Heather said...

Thanks for the idea. I am also looking for the PDF document that Lisa mentioned. It is possible to get the PDF of the game board she created? Thanks!

Cathy said...

I agree...great idea! I would also like to get the PDF of the game board.

Thanks!

The Badger Family said...

I would love to know where to get the PDF file of the game board too. Please email the link or post it to your sight. I love this game idea! Thanks for your creative efforts!

Nanabobbyjo@msn.com said...

Hello,
I am wondering if you could send me the pdf file of the gameboard for this activity? I would appreciate it so very much.
Bobby Jo Evans

Dawn said...

I would also love a copy of the pdf gameboard for this activity!

Anonymous said...

I hate to ask when this post was so long ago. But, did anyone ever get that game board? I would love a copy of it if anyone has it. Thanks! katiechase21@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks! What a great way to do ach 11 without just lecturing the cubs. ;)

Wade Gardner said...

Awesome!

jq said...

Thank you!

7andCounting said...

Thanks for this great game! This will help so much with the group of boys I have now.

For those saying they couldn't print the cards and game board, if you click to the left of the image of each of the cards and game board, a single image will come up that you can print. I don't know how I figured it out, I'm sure it was divine intervention! But it worked for me...

Pam said...

I also posted a link to the PDF file for the game cards. I don't have a PDF file for the game board though since someone else created that and contributed it to the blog :)

Erica said...

Is there a way to print off the game board?

Pam said...

Erica - If you right click with your mouse on the game board, it will bring up some options like saving it or copying it. You can copy it to PowerPoint and enlarge to whatever size paper you have. I haven't tried it with this document, but I have saved files to a flash drive and brought it to Staples and had them print it out for me on bigger paper. Hope that helps. ~Pam

Anonymous said...

Thank you SO much for posting this! You just made my day much, much easier!