Warm up those shooters so you can knuckle down and play for keeps without histing or hunching! No idea what that last sentence means? That’s OK, it just means we’re getting ready to play marbles! Aquila District Cub Scouts spend one Saturday morning in February playing the game of Ringer and increasing their collection of marbles (as well as learning all that marbles lingo). Bring your favorite shooter if you’ve got one, otherwise we’ll give you one. If you’re a first through fifth grade Scout, this is one event you won’t want to miss(get it?). You can also join Scouts and play by filling out an application at the door.
Scouts will play 7 games of marbles (Ringer) against boys their own age. The tournament uses 5 foot rings instead of the “official” 10 foot rings and the tournament playing surface is thick craft paper taped to the floor. Scouts can bring their own shooter marbles as long as they are not smaller than 1/2″ nor larger than 3/4″ in diameter, and shooter diameter is measured at the tournament. Please read through the tournament rules for more information.
Scouts get a participation certificate and activity segment for attending the tournament, they get to keep all marbles they knock out of the ring, and the top three competitors at each Den level win a trophy and even more marbles. They can also earn the Cub Scout Sports Marbles Belt Loop and Sports Pin with very little extra effort after competing in this event. The pin and belt loop are not included but are available for purchase at the Scout Shop.
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 9:30am – 1:30pm
LDS Seattle Stake Center Gym (directions)
14020 Ambaum Blvd. SW
Burien, WA 98166
Scouts should arrive at the gym no later than 9:30am for ring assignments. The registration desk will close at 9:55am.
Registration fee is $10.00 per Scout
Please read through the tournament rules for more information. Please direct questions to your Cubmaster or Chaffin Hornor 206-902-2307 (contact).