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.


Clean T-Shirt Challenge – Paired Feeding

One team member who is blindfolded, sits or stands with arms behind their back. Another team member sits behind them with their arms through their partners arms.

Task is to feed person in front something like spaghetti hoops, baked beans or yoghurt as cleanly as possible.

Swap over…


food stuffs; t-shirts; spoons; blindfold,

Clean T-Shirt Challenge – Apple Bobbing

Usual apple bobbing affair, maybe replace water with something more colourful or add some food colouring, remember aim of whole t-shirt challenge is to get t-shirt dirty/messy not wet!


Dangle over a bench.

Dangle over a bench with another team member holding legs of the face dipper.



apples; water / gunge / food colouring / items of choice; bucket / bowl / paddling pool; bench; blindfold; t-shirts

Clean T-Shirt Challenge – Limbo

Set up a standard limbo frame with a tarp underneath and paint liberally thrown around. Each team member completes limbo dance under the pole – if they fall t-shirt gets covered and game over for them. Repeat until time is up or pole is lowered to set height.


limbo pole; tarp; paint; t-shirts; drum/music & flower garlands for extra authenticity…

Clean T Shirt Challenge – Balloon Pop

Attach or stick with strong cloth tape balloons, filled with small amount of custard or paint, onto each teams t-shirts. A member of an opposing team is blindfolded and given gloves with rough sandpaper attached they have to try and pop them. Set time and small area for teams to avoid or hunt each other.


Play balloon toss, 2 team members stand opposite each other and throw balloon bewteen them, take a step backwards and repeat.


2 team members have balloon bewteen their chests, almost as if hugging each other. Aim is to get balloon around course without touching by hands or dropping or popping.


water balloons; custard / paint or gunge; t-shirts; gloves & sandpaper; blindfolds