Big Games – Jenga

Play Jenga with a big set! Although, if you collect a large amount of exactly the same size boxes that would surely work as well. big-games-jenga


Big Jenga set or cardboard boxes

Big Tower

Simple. Use lots of buckets to create the tallest tower possible. big-games-2017-9


lots of buckets; cycle helmets if desired

Big Games – Operation

One Scout lies on floor with, for example, a cup of water placed on various parts of their body. Task for the rest of team is to lift off the cups of water using broom handles. Object of course is to not spill the water.

Forfeit for deliberate spillage. big-games-2017-6


mop; cups/bowls; water; broom handles; towel

Big Games – Buckaroo

One Scout is the ‘horse’ and either stands or kneels. The rest of the team have a time limit to see how many items they can balance on the ‘horse’.

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lots of items

Blindfold Drawing

Blindfold drawingScout chooses/or is given an animal (or whatever) and is blindfolded before trying to draw it so other Scouts in the team can guess what it is. Points can be given for correct guess and time taken to guess.


stopwatch; blindfold; paper / pens; list of items to draw

Blindfold Sorting

Blindfold orderingGroups of various objects are hidden  in a bucket from the team. Team are blindfolded and sit in a circle.

Aim of the challenge is to group all the objects and identify which group of objects has one less.

Pour the objects in floor in front of team, they have to work together to find objects, group them and sort out which object has one less than the others.



blindfolds; various objects (rulers, selloptape, golf balls etc.) 4 of each item; 3 of another object; bucket/bowl bag to hide items at the start

Blindfold See no; Speak no Challenge…

Blindfold see, hear, speak no3 Scouts: one is blindfolded and allowed to move; one cannot see where they are moving but allowed to speak; the third is allowed to see where they are but not allowed to speak.

In photo: Scout on the right-hand side uses hand directions in order to find a football somewhere in the playing area. Scout in the middle describes whatever the hand action might be. The blindfolded Scout has to follow these directions to find the football and place it in a crate somewhere else withinthe playing area.


obstables (chairs etc.) blindfold; football (or any old object)

Blindfold Alley

blindfold alleyCreate an alleyway out of benches. Blindfold 2 Scouts to stand still somewhere in the alley. Other Scouts have to creep past without making a sound and be hit by the sponge weapons. Blindfold Scouts are not allowed to just constantly swing the sponge weapon too and fro.




sponge pipe lagging sticks (or rolled up newspaper); benches; blindfolds

Glow Stick Wide Game with or without GPS

Glow Sticks Hide plenty of glow sticks over a wide wooded area. Each team has a GPS with pre-set locations of where their coloured glow sticks are hidden. They have a given amount of time to find said glow sticks and return them to base.

As a bonus, if they find another team’s glow sticks they collect them also and bonus points are given.

Without GPS:

Just hide the glowsticks over a smaller area and give a suitable amount of time to recover as many as possible.

As an extra challenge flour bombs, offering minus points, also work well.

Clean T-Shirt Challenge – Powder Alarm

Lay out on the ground using pegs and string a large square grid formation. In secret, select various squares that are ‘hotspots’.

One by one each team member has to make it across from one square to another (no diagonals) if they step on a hotspot the powder alarm is activated and some powder paint is thrown in their direction, over the t-shirt of course.