Big Jenga set or cardboard boxes
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
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)
Create 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
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.
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.
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.