Sense or Skill Training Games
Taken from 'Games Galore', BSC publication.
Zig Zag Bicycle Race
Set out a course of obstacles: chairs, benches, garbage cans. Boys must weave their way around these on
their bicycles to a turning line and then return to starting line.
It is best to have each boy tackle the event individually while a leader times him. Best time trial wins.
Slow Bicycle Race
This is the reverse of a speed race. Plan a course the length of the area; with chalk, draw lanes about 3'
Several boys compete at the same time. They must ride as slowly as possible, without touching a foot to
the ground or crossing the chalk lines or stopping. Winner is the last to reach the finish line. If a boy
commits any of the fouls described, he is eliminated from the race. If nobody can reach the finish line,
the one who travels the greatest distance is declared the winner.
Newsboy Bicycle Contest
Arrange five large, clean garbage cans or waste baskets in line, each about 25' apart. Draw a chalk line
on the pavement, parallel to and 15' from the cans. Each boy in turn is given ten rolled-up newspapers,
which he may carry in a bag or in a bicycle basket. He must ride his bicycle along the line, on the far
side of it, and toss one newspaper into each can. When he reaches the last can he turns and rides back,
tossing the remaining newspapers into the cans. He must not stop or dismount.
Five points will be deducted each time a boy stops or gets off his bike. Two points are awarded for each
newspaper thrown successfully into a can; one point is awarded for each paper that only hits a can. The
high score wins. In case of a tie, the boys go through the contest again.
Equipment for each group: one copy of the same edition of a daily newspaper, scissors and pencils.
Each group reads through the news items and finds those that illustrate some aspect of the Promise or
Law. These headlines, articles or photos are cut out and marked with the corresponding aspect of the