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    Quote Originally Posted by merryweather View Post
    that's very big fire! we tend just to use wood. it doesn't run out as quickly as young people. not that i've tried!



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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps View Post
    The trick is to alternate layers of pallets with layers of Beavers.
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    As mentioned in another thread, we were out fundraising with the round table tonight. Good turnout and they all enjoyed themselves.







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    The Rotary club do that near our house as well and I think they have done since I was a kid myself, its great

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    Ran an activity called Trading Post tonight - basic premise is each patrol starts with 20 units of currency (spondulees), which they can use to purchase raw materials (stoves, eggs, maps, bandages, ropes, poles etc) from the shop, and then sell back finished products (boiled eggs, grid references, slings, knots, pioneered things etc). It's an activity I used to love when I was a scout and it was the first time I have run it as a leader. Was a big success! The scouts (some of whom are often noisy and uninterested) all got stuck in and had a good evening. Requires a fair bit of prep but well worth a go.

    The final score was very close and has closed the gap in the patrol points competition. All to play for next week to see who wins!

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    It's a good activity. Usually chaotic but fun when we run it.
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    Had the whole group 'ice' skating tonight. They have an indoor artificial rink near Taunton for christmas and we take it over for the evening with Beavers 6-7pm, cubs 7-8pm and scouts 8-9pm. Next week is the party then no scouts for a fortnight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hisdark View Post
    Ran an activity called Trading Post tonight - basic premise is each patrol starts with 20 units of currency (spondulees), which they can use to purchase raw materials (stoves, eggs, maps, bandages, ropes, poles etc) from the shop, and then sell back finished products (boiled eggs, grid references, slings, knots, pioneered things etc). It's an activity I used to love when I was a scout and it was the first time I have run it as a leader. Was a big success! The scouts (some of whom are often noisy and uninterested) all got stuck in and had a good evening. Requires a fair bit of prep but well worth a go.

    The final score was very close and has closed the gap in the patrol points competition. All to play for next week to see who wins!
    Its one of our annual favourites. We use Groats as the unit of currency, issued by the Backwoods Bank of Barter.

    Like you say its quite a bit of prep. We've operated it out the back of a minibus at our local campsite, or at the hall... we've also run it at cub camp in a slimmed down version. But its good fun.

    It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves

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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps View Post
    Its one of our annual favourites. We use Groats as the unit of currency, issued by the Backwoods Bank of Barter.

    Like you say its quite a bit of prep. We've operated it out the back of a minibus at our local campsite, or at the hall... we've also run it at cub camp in a slimmed down version. But its good fun.
    I could stand to know how this works, sounds like a good activity.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa_broon74 View Post
    I could stand to know how this works, sounds like a good activity.

    Thanks in advance.
    We have used this one - easy to prepare for as the equipment is not particularly difficult to get hold of.

    http://learn.christianaid.org.uk/You...ding_game.aspx

    That said, some of the suggestions above sound like they might be a bit more interesting on the making front then cutting out shapes

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    The Trading Post Game is our fall back when something has gone wrong with our intended programme, I keep it prepared ready for use at a few minutes notice. I'm sure every troop's version is different but we based ours on this version http://www.shurdington.org/Downloads...The%20Game.pdf & http://www.shurdington.org/Downloads...gPost-List.pdf We have an indoor and an outdoor version and have both purely fun and also Scouting Skills types of activities.

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    I try to add a few activities, and remove a few others, each time to keep it fresh. Often, I forget some vital piece of equipment, and have to remove something from the menu, or improvise
    SL, 11th Hitchin

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    We did 3 really good games in a row...

    1. the polish hat game

    https://www.escouts.org.uk/forum/thr...is-game-called

    with 2 panicked phone calls to ed grimsey of troopb to clarify a couple of points... so, half the troop v the other half and also, once you are out... you are out

    we will probably add a rule that you cannot attack outside your corridor... but that needs perfecting https://www.instagram.com/p/BNxgbFCgruv/

    i think i can set it to music, slow it down and get an effect a bit like this: https://youtu.be/v90KPJ6n4Ew?t=40s

    2... a bowl off, i love this

    a wicket, a line halfway down the hall and a circle of death

    kid bowls...

    hits the wicket? back of the line
    misses? stands in circle of death

    if next kid misses, the kid in circle of death is saved and joins the queue to bowl
    if the kid hits... he kills the child in the circle of death who sits on the other side and joins the chorus of cheers and general attempts to put off their mates...

    it gets very intense and can be very funny

    3. noughts and crosses... 9 chairs, 2 teams... people know this, right?

    then we made paper chains

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    ADC (Scouts) came down to invest one of our newer leaders in front of the Pack and Troop. He's got paramedic training, so we let him stay on to run a first aid session for the Scouts

    Many thanks to his colleague Ben from Norfolk, who's in Hertfordshire on the same paramedic refresher course at present and happens to be a CSL as well, so got roped in to help us.
    SL, 11th Hitchin

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa_broon74 View Post
    I could stand to know how this works, sounds like a good activity.

    Thanks in advance.
    I know some others have shared their versions, but just thought I would show what we used too:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing

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