This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org, Soaring Golden Eagle email@example.com and Alan Houser firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
13.1 DONKEY RACE
Two boys straddle a broomstick, back to back. On signal, one runs
forward and the other runs backwards about 50 ft. They then run back
to the starting line, but this time they change positions (forward
becomes backward runner) then the next two team members go.
13.2 FOOTBALL GAME
One team gets on each side of a table. Each side tries to blow a ping-
pong ball off the opponents' side of the table.
13.3 EATING RACE
Give each boy two double crackers. The boy who can eat them all and
whistle, or blow up a balloon wins.
13.4 FIFTY YARD SWIM
Each boy hops on one foot carrying a paper cup of water. First one
over the finish line wins. (Could also be done as a relay.)
13.5 DODGE BALL
Divide boys into two teams. One team makes a circle and the other team
stands inside it. The boys forming the circle throw a large ball at
the boys inside the circle, who are running around trying not to be
hit. The inside boys may not catch the ball. A ball hitting a boy on
the head does not count. Only boys in the outside circle may catch and
throw the ball. Boys who are hit join the outside circle and try to
hit the inside boys.
Divide the boys into two teams. Establish two lines about fifty to one
hundred feet apart. Line the two teams up on the starting line. Have
the first four (three or five if needed) boys in each line straddle a
broomstick and with their left hand grasp the stick. On signal the
centipedes race to the far line, turn around and race back to the
finish line. The centipede may only advance when all four boys are
holding the broomstick. Then the next four boys form a centipede and
continue the relay.
13.7 POTATO JUMP RACE
Establish a start and a finish line. Line the boys up on the starting
line. Give each boy a potato (ping-pong ball, balloon, etc.) to put
between his knees. On "Go" see who can jump to the finish line first
without dropping the potato. (May also be done as a relay.)