'National Day Of The Cowboy' 🤠 23rd July

This CST activities page could be used on 'National Day Of The Cowboy', 23rd July, or on 'International Country Music Day', 17th September.

Ask members if they like the Western movie genre? Do they have a favourite film?

What about Country & Western music? Do they have a favourite song or artist?

As this genre relates to the USA, you could have a wider discussion about places to visit, foods, people etc.


Ask members to complete these well known phrases, together ...

A Lick and a PROMISE - To do something haphazardly or half-assed.

Bad EGG - A mean or untrustworthy person.

Baker’s DOZEN - Reference to the number thirteen.

Balder-DASH - Senseless; foolish.

Bee In Your BONNET - A good idea.

Best Bib and TUCKER - Nice clothes.

Fair to MIDDLIN’ - To feel pretty good; to be in a good mood.

Gitty-UP - Command used to get a horse moving; to get up and go.

Get A Wiggle ON - To hurry.

Gold DIGGER - Refers to the 'California Gold Rush' in 1848.

Hang FIRE - To procrastinate or delay.

Give him a good Lam-BASTING- To receive a thrashing or beating.

Namby-PAMBY - Someone that lacks strength and energy.

Pull In Your HORNS - A warning to stop and back off.

Rotten APPLE - A bad sort.

Six SHOOTER - Gun.

That little VERMINT - A bad man or wild animal.

Yellow BELLY - A person who lacks courage; a coward.

Cowboys and INDIANS - Children's game.

The folk hero Davey Crockett

SONG. 'The Ballet Of Davey Crockett' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzAwQUwaUYY


Ask members to complete the names of these infamous outlaws ...

Calamity JANE


Billy The KID

Wild Bill HICKOK

Buffalo BILL



Wyatt EARP




Who remembers 'Milky Bars'? Can you still get them?

('Milky Bars' were discontinued in 2020 due to disappointing sales!)

Who likes white chocolate? Who would prefer milk or dark chocolate? Have members got a favourite chocolate bar?

Here's the 1977 advert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCbEHHsI3zQ

Who would prefer a 'Wagon Wheel'? Are they smaller now than when we were kids? Have a vote.

(Burton's say they are the same size - our hands just got bigger!)


'Three Wheels On My Wagon', The New Christy Minstrels - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vLhcg_FU9g

What is the Native American Indian tribe mentioned in the song? - CHEROKEES


Round 1. TV

1. Name the TV show?

What was the hero's real name?

Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSgbxPtyv1U

2. Name the TV show?

What were the names of his Indian friend and his horse?

Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9lf76xOA5k&t=8s

3. Name the TV show?

Name the family?

Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvE9zJgm8OY

4. Name the TV show?

What was the name of the train?

Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hps6L5vS0sc

5. Name the TV show?

Name the family?

Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEOGhUBgtAQ

6. Name the TV show?

Name the family?

Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC_fCRacm0M

7. Name the TV show?

Name the children?

Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5LQ5k-bjbE

8. Name the TV show?

Name the family?

Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4z16n-3eU

9. Name the TV show?

Name the actors?

Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nmxLeNd0ck

10. Name the TV show?

Name the family?

Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sKX3tWaOew



Round 2. Movies

11. Name the 1937 movie?

And the actors?

Link to song 'Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia' - https://gardenofeaden.blogspot.com/2012/09/laurel-and-hardy-song-blue-ridge.html

12. Name the 1939 movie?

Name the characters & actors?

Here is a link to the movie trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X94oZgJis4

13. Name the 1955 musical movie?

Name the two actors?

Here is a link to 'Oh What A Beautiful Morning' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5APc0z49wg

14. Name the 1960 movie?

Name the seven actors?

Here is the theme music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yulmgTcGLZw&t=18s

15. Name the 1953 musical movie?

Name the actress?

Here's a link to the song 'Deadwood Stage' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_xmujSyxkU

16. Name the 1969 movie?

And the man with the eye patch?

Complete this phrase ; "Get off your horse and ***** **** ****!"

Theme song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qyxA38zsZU

17. Name the 1974 comedy movie?

And the director?

Here is a link to the 'farting sketch' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg7LuaKduoA

18. Name the 1969 musical movie?

Name the two male actors?

Here is a link to the song 'I Was Born Under A Wandering Star' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTymtAbaG08

19. Name the 1969 movie?

And the actors?

Here is a link to the song 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' (with lyrics if you want to singalong) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT1HCQcSHW0

20. Name the 1966 movie?

Name the lead actor?

What genre of movie is this?

Movie theme music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1PfrmCGFnk



Round 3. Bits & Bobs

21. Name the main Native American Indian tribes?

Which tribe taught the English Pilgrims to farm corn in 1621?

22. Name this type of tent?

23. Name this weapon?

24. Name this weapon?

25. Name the round spiky object?

26. Name the rope?

27. Name the wild horse?

28. What is this man doing?

29. Name the cigarette?

30. Name the hat?

Round 4. My Top 10 Country & Western Songs


31. In another hit single, what hours was she working?


32. In another hit single, which job did he have with the County?


33. In this song, what is for sale or rent?


34. Which two actors were navigating the river in this video/movie?


35. List some types of gambling?


36. What was his band called?


37. Who wrote this song?


38. What was her other UK top 20 hit?