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    Easy wide game

    Apologies if this is re-inventing the wheel but I've googled and searched Scouts.org and looked through many threads on here but can't find what I'm looking for.

    For our first Cubs Pack meeting this week we're meeting at the local Scout Activity Centre for a wide game. We've learned from experience that the first night of term is one for fun and letting off steam rather than overly structured activities!

    Can anyone please suggest a wide game with simple rules - our area is partly field, partly wooded. We have 24 cubs and will have 4 adults supervising. I would like something that is a bit strategic but not at the expense of lots of running/hiding. Not too many props required!

    Thanks in advance

    Jo
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    Hunt the Leader.

    Each six has a sheet of paper, each leader a pen.

    Leaders hide, when Cubs find a leader the leader writes their name on the paper. Cubs then go off to find another leader. They can find the same leader more than once, but must not have two 2 consecutive signatures the same.

    Winning Six has most signatures.

    Leaders move around and don't stay in same place.

    Only real strategy is not to let other sixes know that you've found a leader!
    Kate, CSL (and GDB(S))
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    Our Scouts play a version of this where there are chasers that can rub out the most recent signature or stamp on your 'passport' but it's always seemed a bit unfair so a version without the chasers and the leaders moving around rather than being static should work well. Thank you.

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    Sounds like a great game - definitely one for larger areas with some wooded areas, will add it to my list for our group camp in March.
    Martin (GSL & acting CSL)

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    I've used a variant on this where one leader (or set of leaders) has a stock of postcards (can just be cut up pieces of a specific coloured paper) and the other leader (or set of) has a stamp or some stickers. Both sets of leaders are mobile and hide around the place. Kids in groups have to get a postcard and then get it stamped before returning it to a central "post office". All members of the group have to accompany it back to base and only one can be delivered to base at a time - once delivered they set off to find another card, get it stamped etc. In terms of exercise its a killer because of all the returning to base especially as you all have to go back.

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    My favourite wide game is always capture the flag.
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