Using your creative imagination produce photographs from glo-sticks and such like. Use a camera mounted on a tripod for maximum stability and be prepared for some trial and error. The brighter the glo-stick the better, DSLR cameras also work best as you are able to adjust the light settings. Ideas include:
firework style – throw glo sticks or run around
writing – Scouts stand in a line and repeat a letter each to spell out word, alternatively one Scout spells out an entire word
people – get a Scout to stand in a pose, move the glo-stick around their outline
dslr camera/s, tripod/s, glo-sticks or other glowy things, ideas, a dark night, a small amount of patience
Balance coins on the back of your hand in one minute. Coins can be of any shape or size and hand must be held unsupported.
Actual world record – see their website for full rules.
coins (lots), stopwatch
Using a balloon blow empty plastic cups off a table. Place the cups half way on the table otherwise it is too easy. One minute to complete.
balloons, plastic cups, table
Using wetted bits of toilet tissue fire from a straw at a target on the wall. One minute.
target, straws or empty pens, toilet tissue
Layout lots of tea-lights. Using a match or a long candle try to light as many tea-lights in one minute.
Layout some foil to save clearing up time later…
long candle or matches; tea-lights
Collect lots of various sized t-shirts and lay out flat, one on top of the other, on a table.
Each Scout in turn has 1 minute to put on as many t-shirts as possible, on one top of the other. Official Guiness World Record have the rules that only one person may help the person.
Team of 5 members.
On each palm of hand / sole of foot, write:
i) a & n (ii) e & t (iii) g & r (iv) o & m (v) s & p
Then spell the following words in the fastest time.
master = clue: dog’s owner
roast = clue: eaten every Sunday
smear = clue: stain something by spreading it around
togas = clue: worn by Ancient Greeks
snore = clue: noise produced when fast asleep
spam = clue: canned meat
proms = clue: performed every year at the Royal Albert Hall
great son = clue: best male child
tongs = clue: used to toss a salad, or tunr meat on a BBQ
agent = clue: top secret spy, travel or estate person
amongst = clue: in between or in the middle of, sitting …… my friends
marker pens or face paints
Using a spoon on the end of a long stick, feed your partner some mousse or yoghurt. No hands to be used by person being fed.
First one to complete wins.
Harder: blindfold feeder
spoon; poles; string/rope; yoghurt/mousse etc.
Start with a plate held in place on top of a Scout’s head. Then using cups and more plates build a tower as tall as possible.
You could: place water inside each of the cups
plates (lots); cups; water
Place small plastic bottles into the pockets of one Scout from the team. The rest of their team have to fill up the bottles with water, first team wins.
Harder: blindfold Scouts
small plastic bottles, water