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This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson nelsonb@nospam.aztec.asu.edu, Soaring Golden Eagle eagle@rangernet.org and Alan Houser troop24@emf.net with numerous contributions by others.

Scouting Games With Bats Or Sticks p1


You will need:
* 6 hockey sticks and a block of sponge rubber as the puck

The troop is split into two teams, and each team numbers off from 1 to
15, or however many scouts there are. One hockey stick is placed in
each goal mouth, the other four are placed, two each side of the
centre line. Instead of a ball, we use a small sponge rubber block. A
kitchen scourer pad is about the right size. We have found that it is
better than a ball for indoor use, it doesn't roll too far and doesn't
cause any damage. This is placed in the centre at the start of each
game. No sticks may be raised above ankle height during play to reduce
accidents, any player doing so has committed a foul. The scout leader
calls out three numbers, eg. 1,2 and 3. The first number called is the
goalkeeper. The second number is the defender, and the third number
called is the attacker. The scouts from each team with those numbers,
run and pick up their sticks and try to get the sponge into the
opposite teams goal.

The goal keepers are not allowed out of their goal areas, but they are
allowed to pick up the sponge or kick the ball. Any scouts committing
a foul of any sort, have to spend 30 seconds in the Sin bin. The game
continues until a goal is scored. The sticks and the sponge puck, are
then replaced in their starting positions, and three new numbers are
called. We continue playing, until each scout has played in all three
positions. We also play another version of this game using only four
sticks. In this game we have rush goalies, where the goalie can come
out of his area. This version is also a very fast game. When we play
this version we usually put one of the leaders on each team. Every so
often we call out the leaders number, as either the goal keeper or the
attacker. We therefore have a leader and a scout on each side.


You will need:
* 2 hockey sticks
* 2 balls or sponge pucks
* 4 chairs
* 6 skittles or liquid dishwashing soap squeeze bottles.

Two equal sized numbered teams on each side of the hall. Two chairs
each end for a goal, with a hockey stick and puck in each goal mouth.
A line of skittles between each goal mouth. When a number is called,
the two scouts with that number race to their goal mouth, pick up the
stick and then dribble the puck between the skittles slalom fashion
until they reach the end of the line where they can shoot at the
opposing teams goal.


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