Awareness Scavenger Hunt
Give a list to each team, and emphasize that they should simply check off, draw, or
whatever, the items that they find. Anything living should not be harmed. Give the
scavengers 15 - 20 minutes to look for their items. When time is up, gather the group to
share what they found for each item.
List: (Feel free to add your own ideas)
Something that looks different in winter
Something that smells sweet
Something that squeaks
Something that makes a noise when you step on it
Something that has a rough texture
Something which smells sour
Something you could eat
Something that has a smooth texture
Something that looks like a flower, but isn't
3 leaves with different shapes
A piece of rock with a corner
A poem about nature
A pretty design
3 kinds of rocks
Posted to WAGGGS-L by Linda Gardner
Each girl has two bandaids (her 2 hands). When tagged by another girl she covers the
tagged spot with a bandaid. If she is tagged and has no more bandaids, she sits down. Set
the game boundaries for the group. In this game all girls with a free hand (available
bandaid) are IT. When game starts, all players try to tag the others. The objective is to be
he last standing player. You can introduce other variations (ways to administer 'first aid'
to those sitting so they can reenter the game, such as tapping on head, perhaps also saying
the girl's name).
Materials: A paper bag for each group & a bag of peanuts (in the shell). Scatter the
peanuts in a designated area, such as a meadow or playing field.
How to Play: Divide into teams. Each group represents an animal & must practice
making the noise of its animal. Each team selects a captain, who carries the team's paper
bag. At the signal, the groups go into the area where the peanuts are scattered. When a
player sees a peanut, she must point to it & make her team's animal noise. The team
captain will come & pick up the peanut & put it into the team's bag. The captain is the
only one who can pick up the peanuts. When time is up, the team with the most peanuts
in their bag wins.
Becker Bottle Game
Contributed to the Guide Zone by:Tiger Rousseau, Quebec City, Canada
Divide girls into two equal teams each with their backs to opposite walls. At each end of
the playing field is a empty becker bottle (a Becker Bottle is a plastic one gallon milk
jug), one designated for each team. In the middle of the playing field is a medium-sized
ball. Each team receives numbers from 1 on up, mirrored on the opposite team. When the
Referee calls a number, both players with that number rush to get the ball. When a player
holding the ball gets tagged (not tossed to the ground!!) the ball stays where it is and
players return to the team, and another number is called. Strategy is important - a player
can kick or hit the ball towards their opponent's becker bottle and hopefully run and catch
up with it before his opponent. Points are scored when the person of the opposite team
reaches the becker bottle and touches it with the ball. (The ball must be held when
tagging the becker bottle.)
Everyone picks a partner, links elbows and holds still. These people are the obstacles.
One pair becomes the "It" and the "Chase-ee" and they do not link elbows. On go, "It"
tries to tag "Chase-ee".
"Chase-ee" can link elbows with an obstacle...the person on the other side of the obstacle
breaks off and becomes the "Chase-ee". If "It" catches the "Chase-ee", they then switch
Materials: One flashlight for each seeker & one for each team of hiders.
How to Play: Make sure boundaries of game are well defined. Hiders (buddies) are
given a head start to find a hiding place. When hidden, they must blink their flashlight
once every minute. Teams of seekers go & find the hiders, and tag them when found.
Captured hiders become seeker, and vice-versa…so that those who were just seeking run
off to hide. The winners are those who have : A. Found the most hiders and B: been
found the least number of times. Make sure this game is played in safe terrain.
Giants, Wizards, Trolls
This game is very similar to the ever-popular "Paper, Scissors, Rock", but much more
active! The game is best played in a gym or other similar room. Divide the girls into two
teams. The teams gather at opposide ends of the gym and decide which creature they
want to be for the first round: either Giants, Wizards or Trolls. The whole team must be
the same creature. When both teams have decided, they line up, facing the other team, in
the middle of the gym. Everyone together yells "Giants! Wizards! Trolls!" and then
whatever creature their team has decided to be. For example, a team who is Giants would
yell: "Giants! Wizards! Trolls! GIANTS!"
Now here's the catch: Giants step on Trolls (ie Giants beat Trolls), Trolls tickle Wizards,
and Wizards zap Giants. In each round, whichever team "beats" the other team must
chase the losers back towards their side of the gym. (For example: If one team yells
"Giants!" and the other yells "Trolls!", the Giants have won (remember Giants step on
Trolls). So the Giants chase the Trolls back to their side of the gym.) Anyone on the
losing team to be tagged before they can touch their wall of the gym now belongs to the
other team. In rounds where both teams end up being the same creature, consider it a tie
and start over. Play the game until most of the girls are on one team.
In addition, there are actions to do for each of the creatures during the yell that starts off
each round. Giants: raise arms high overhead; Wizards: arms in front of body as if
throwing a magic spell; Trolls: hunch down curl arms inwards.
Select one player to be IT. The rest of the group forms pairs (an extra person may form a
threesome). Pairs link inside elbows and arrange into a single circle with IT in the center.
To select the missing links, IT closes her yes, turns around, and points to a pair of
players. When IT says "GO", the pair breaks apart, and the two players try to link up with
other pairs without being tagged. When a person links up, she shouts "GO", and the
person on the other end of the pair must detach and run, trying to find another pair with
which to link. When a missing link is tagged, he switches places with IT.
Select a player to be the Loose Caboose. Divide the rest of the group into "trains" of
three. Each player is a train car and holds the waist of the person in front. The first player
in a train is the Engine. The object is for the Loose Caboose to try to attach to a train.
When all are aboard, the trains chug around the train yard (whistle blowing, engine
chugging, and other sound effects are encouraged) trying to dodge and turn to keep away
from the Caboose. When the Caboose attaches to a train, the Engine of that train becomes
the new Loose Caboose.
PRUI (PRONOUNCED PROO-ee)
The Prui is a gentle, friendly creature that grows. All girls mill about with their eyes
closed. When you bump into someone, ask "Prui?" If the other girl answers "Prui?" you
have not found the Prui. The referee whispers Prui to one of the players. Since the Prui
can see but cannot talk, the player opens her eyes. When someone bumps into her and
asks "Prui?" There is no answer; you have found the Prui. That person opens her eyes and
becomes part of the Prui. The line of girls will become long and it may take some time
for the last players to find the end and become part of the Prui.
There to five round objects are placed on the ground to become Space Stations. One
person is selected to be Ground Control. Everyone else are Astronauts floating through
space, singing their favorite space theme. When Ground Control shouts "Red Alert!" the
spaced-out players run to hook up with the nearest Space Station. Unfortunately the last
player to touch a Space Station is lost in space forever and is out of the game. Two
players cannot touch while hooking up to a Space Station or they are both out of the
game. As the Astronauts become better at locating Space Stations and the group gets
smaller, Ground Control occasionally removes a Space Station until only one is left. The
last person to survive a "Red Alert" is the next Ground Controller.
Spot The Lion
Materials: A small piece of masking tape
How to play: Teams of five to eight girls are formed. Each team is given its own corner
or meeting spot. On the signal, the girls scatter & stand with their eyes shut. The game
leader runs around tapping each girl lightly on the back; at that time she puts the piece of
tape on the back of one of the girls who, unknown to herself, becomes the lion. When
everyone has been tapped, the game leader shouts, "The lion is loose!" All girls then run
around trying to spot the lion. When a girl does so, she hurries to her team corner
without arousing the lion's suspicion. If a girl suspects that she is the lion (no one is
allowed to touch her own back to see if she is the lion), she goes to the center of the room
& roars loudly. When this happens, all players must freeze. If the girl who roared is the
lion, the game is over. If the girl who roared is not the lion, the game continues for one
minute before time is called. The winning team is the one with the most girls in its
corner when the game ends.
Select one player to be IT. Draw a start line with a stick or a piece of chalk. The other
players gather behind the start line while IT stands 20 yards away with her back to the
group. IT counts to 10 out loud as fast as possible while everyone runs or walks quickly
toward her. As soon as 10 is reached, IT turns around and players stiffen into statues and
may not move. Anyone caught moving, is sent back to the start line. The person who is
IT turns around and counts to 10 again. The first player to get close enough tags IT, and
all players run back to the starting line with IT in pursuit. Players reaching the start line
are safe. If a player is tagged by IT while running, he or she becomes the next IT. If IT
fails to tag anyone, she continues to be IT for the next round.
Select one player to be Sticky Fingers. Start the game by saying "This is a Stick Up!" as
players scatter around the playground. When Sticky Fingers tags a player, the tagged
player must place a hand on the place touched while still continuing to run. As more and
more players become "Stuck" on themselves, Sticky Fingers has a better chance to totally
immobilize one player. Usually when both hands of a player are stuck, the third touch
sticks her with being the next Sticky Fingers.
Select one player to be the earthbound mortal who cannot fly into space. This person is
considered IT. Other players, with their magic zero gravity shoes, are safe as long as they
can balance on a stone, hug a tree, stand on a log, anything to stay off the ground. The
earthbound IT may guard closely any player who is losing her grip or balance and is soon
to fall back to earth. Anyone tagged while on the ground loses her magic shoes and
becomes the new IT.