8 Fun Games and Activites To Use For A Wild West Themed Party

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During our GS year we always try to throw a few theme party events. A few years ago we put on a Wild West Party where we had a lot of actual western attire and decorations from a few of our leaders who owned a farm and had many wild west items at their disposal.

We created a fake campfire with a s ’mores maker in the middle so girls were able to actually make s ‘mores on campfire and had hay barrels for seats. We had our party in fall and it was pretty cold out, if your able to you could use a real fire to make s ’mores

We created a covered wagon by using a table and a lot of cardboard and tape. We used the covered wagon as the place to hold all the food and gifts to be stored. It also made for a great photo opportunity.

If you want to add scout cash to your event and instead of prizes during games you award scout cash here is How To Use Scout Cash With Your Troop

Sing A Song Around The Campfire

Home on the Range

Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

Home, home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

Balloon Stampede

You will need a lot of balloons and you can fill them with prizes or if you do scout cash you could fill them with scout cash prizes.  Put all the balloons all over the meeting area. Then on go have the girls run around popping the balloons taking the prize inside, just like a stampede.

Even more balloon games to try with your girls: 12 Games To Play With Balloons

Riding Horse Relay 

This is a relay game and all you need is two broom sticks with a horse head on the end of each. Have a starting and ending line and on go the first person on each team rides the horse to end and back and hands off to next girl. First team to finish relay first wins. You can add cones or obstacles in middle to make it more interesting.

4 More Games Posted On Another Scout Blog

Previous to this post I also wrote a great post on the GS LEADER 411 blog where you can learn how to do all the games listed below and more suggestions for a wild west party including a WANTED poster for each girl to design.

Wild West Games

  • Rattlesnake Stomp
  • Boot Tossing
  • Cattle wrangler
  • Rattlesnake Ruckus

I would love to hear how it went and what you did different or in addition to my ideas.


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