SUPER DEN CHALLENGE
Cub Scout Bike Rodeo Challenge
North Trails District, Detroit Area Council, BSA

This is the new event for Cub Scout Bike Rodeo Challenge V.  It is designed to quiz the boys on Safety, give them a chance to ride their bikes in races, and test their memory skills.  The events will hand out points, but in reality they are worthless except for bragging rights.  No official scores will be kept or prizes awarded.  It's all for the fun of it.

Please expect these events to be tweaked and adjusted up to and during the event to keep the flow going and eliminate any problems that may come up.



Den Challenge #1 - YOU ARE "THE WEAKEST BIKE CHAIN LINK" !

Purpose:  To reinforce the rules for safe bike riding.

Course:  4 stations where teams stand

Instruction:  Teams of 4-6 boys will be made. Several Dens(team) will be competing at the same time.  Each team will receive a 4 large cards with the letters A,B,C,D written on them.  The teams will be shown and read a bike safety question with 4 possible answers labeled A, B, C, or D.  Each team must then select from their cards the letter that they believe is the correct answer.  When all teams have made their selections, they will be revealed at the same time.   An Adult Leader must be present for each team to participate.

Scoring:  Each correct answer will be work 5 points.  Special Bonus Questions may be worth more.  Winning team gets 5000 points, 2nd place 3000, 3rd place gets 2000, and 4th place gets 1000.



Den Challenge #2 - CIRCLE THE WAGONS

Purpose:  To have fun.

Course: A group of cones or plastic soda bottles  will be set along the edge of a 20' circle marked on the ground.  (Note: Mark locations of cones with tape or chalk in case they get moved.)

Instruction: Teams of 4-6 boys will be made. Several Dens will be competing at the same time.  One at a time, riders take turns pedaling around the circle as fast as they can. Each rider will go 2 times around the circle, then the next rider will take off until everyone in the team has ridden. An adult will be in the center of the circle and will count how many cones/bottles get knocked down and will reset quickly.   An Adult Leader must be present for each team to participate.

Scoring:  Team finishes first gets 0 points, 2nd place gets 5 points, 3rd gets 10, and so on.  Every cone/bottle knocked down is a 5 point penalty. Team with Lowest score wins.   Winning team gets 5000 points, 2nd place 3000, 3rd place gets 2000, and 4th place gets 1000.



Den Challenge #3 - WHERE WAS THAT AGAIN??

Purpose:  To help develop memory skills and give the boys a chance to rest. (Old fashioned Concentration or Memory game)

Course:  A 10-20 foot chalk circle in which there are 20 pairs of "things" covered in some manner.

Instruction:  Teams of 4-5 boys will be formed.  Several Dens will be competing at the same time.  Each team member will take turns trying to match the items hidden beneath the covers.  Turns will rotate between the teams.  Each side takes their turn in order with being sure to rotate the team members who are doing the guessing.  Team mates can suggest and coax the guesser, but the you move it, you uncover it rule is in affect.  Only the boy guessing can go into the circle and uncover the items. When a match is made the covers are carried to the correctly guessing team for scoring.  An Adult Leader must be present for each team to participate.

Scoring:  Team with most pairs  of covers wins.  Winning team gets 5000 points, 2nd place 3000, 3rd place gets 2000, and 4th place gets 1000.



Den Challenge #4 - SNAIL RACE

Purpose: To enhance balance and control skills.

Course: Mark two parallel lines as start and finish (about 50' apart). Make several lanes approximately 3-10' wide between the start and finish (4-5 lanes). 5-6' wide lanes work good as smaller riders can not contrl their bikes as well.

Instructions: Teams of 4-6 boys will be formed from each Den.  Several Dens will be competing at a time.  Explain that the winner is the team who can go the slowest and finish last without weaving out of their lane or putting a foot on the ground. The last team to cross the finish line wins. Riders can not come to a complete stop and balance on their bike for more than a few seconds. Teams will be divided up equally between the ends of the course.  The next rider will can start as soon the previous riders back tire has crossed the end line of the lane.  Any rider putting their foot down or otherwise touching the ground suffers a 25 point penalty.   Riders must keep moving or suffer a 50 point penality.  An Adult Leader must be present for each team to participate.

Scoring:    25 points for fastest team to complete, 50 points for 2nd fastest team, 75 points for 3rd fastest and 100 points for slowest team.  50 point penalty for stopping.  25 point penalty for putting foot to the ground.  Winning team gets 5000 points, 2nd place 3000, 3rd place gets 2000, and 4th place gets 1000.



Den Challenge #5 - Newspaper Delivery Race.

Course:  A 60ft straight line.  8ft from the right side of the line, starting 10ft from the beginning put a basket/box.  Then place 5 more baskets/boxes every 10í down the line. Mark locations of targets with tape or chalk in case they get moved.  (Note: This is a right-handed event.  Left-handers may have problems.)

Materials: Event sign,   Newspapers rolled up and taped so they donít come undone. Newpaper Carrier Delivery Bags

Purpose: Riders must maintain control of their bike while tossing newspapers into target area.

Instructions: Teams of 4-6 riders will be formed. Several Dens will be competing at one time.  Each rider will have 5 newspapers to deliver.  First rider deliver their load and then ride back down line to team. There the next rider will load his newpapers into the deliver bag and repeat the same process.  An Adult Leader must be present for each team to participate.

Riders must stay to left of 60ft line. As they go along line they must throw a newspaper into the target without losing control of bike.

Scoring:  20 points for team who finishes first.  5 points for every delivery at least 3/4's in target area. (Be liberal in scoring).  Winning team gets 5000 points, 2nd place 3000, 3rd place gets 2000, and 4th place gets 1000.


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