Group Push Game
This Game is meant for Boy Scouts.
Mark out large squares on the ground or floor with chalk, rope, or tape - as many as you have patrols.
The squares should be large enough for the entire troop to stand inside comfortably.
The squares should be in a long line with sides touching.
Remind larger scouts of potential injury and be prepared to blow a whistle to stop the game when needed.
The goal is to have the lowest average score, similar to golf.
Each square has a point value starting at 1 up to the number of squares.
All scouts start in square #1.
On the 'GO' signal, scouts try to push other scouts into the next square in line, #2 then #3 then #4 ...
When any part of a scout touches inside the next square, he is out and must go to that square.
If a scout is pushed out the sides of a square, he returns into that square at the exact spot he was pushed out.
The game ends when there is no one left to push or a time limit is called.
A team's score is calculated by adding up the value of the square in which each scout is left standing and dividing that by the number of people in the patrol.
This game gives a tremendous advantage to larger, stronger scouts - but groups of scouts can work together.
After playing once, it might be good to reflect and see if the troop wants to try it again.
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