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Sharks vs. Minnows

Written By: Scot Butwell - Jan• 23•17

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D’s favorite part of a Cub Scout pack meeting is the game and snack time. Anything involving running and a little craziness suits his temperament. It’s the same for pretty much all scouts.

The game at he latest pack meeting was sharks vs. minnows. Blind sharks, that is. And it got crazy.

The sharks in this game were innocent compared to the one in Jaws who eats a swimmer and continuously menaces the innocent in Steven Spielberg’s film. But they were a lot of fun to watch.

There were 30+ scouts, all running in a roughly 15 by 20-foot area, and as the blind sharks tried to tag the minnows, running with their eyes closed, there were a few close calls.

The meeting had a nice random feel because the assistant scoutmaster was a last minute fill in, and I liked how in winging it he gave several scouts public speaking opportunities.

The Pine Wood Derby winner for the past two years gave design tips on how to build a fast car: “You have to make it aerodynamic,” said the ten-year-old.

“What does aerodynamic mean?” the assistant scoutmaster asked. “You know, just in case anyone here does not know what that word means.”

And he gave the definition which means D will be up against stiff competition, and we better get started working to make his car, um, as aerodynamic as possible.

Another scout talked about an upcoming camp out. And then the assistant scoutmaster asked one of the older boys to explain the rules for sharks vs. minnows.

And that’s when it got crazy.

Fun crazy.

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