This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson email@example.com, Soaring Golden Eagle firstname.lastname@example.org and Alan Houser email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
17.1 SEED PLANTING RELAY
Following a line, or rope on the ground, and by walking heel to toe,
each team member must stop (about every 3 feet and drop a seed in a
small mouthed jar set near the line. When he reaches the end, he runs
back and taps the next boy on the team.
17.2 POTATO RACE
Two teams. Give each starting player a fork and a potato. He tosses
the potato into the air and catches it on the fork, takes it off and
hands them to the next player. First team through wins.
17.3 CONE RACE
String paper cones on cords stretched between chairs, or posts. Each
team member blows cone to the end of the cord, brings it back; next
boy does the same. First team finished wins.
17.4 DRIVING THE PIG
Two teams; each team has a 3" long stick and a 1/2 gallon milk bottle
(add a little water to the bottles). The players use the stick to push
the bottle (pig) to the fair.
17.5 TOWEL ROLL ROLL
Using a broomstick and a paper towel cardboard tube, each team member
uses the stick to roll the tube to one end of the room and them back.
He then hands the broomstick to the next boy. (I have seen this one
done -- it's harder than it sounds!)
17.6 TURKEY FEATHER RELAY
Divide into relay teams. First player holds a long turkey feather. At
the word "Go" each throws his feather, javelin style, toward the
finish line. As soon as it comes to earth, he picks it up and throws
it again, and continues until across the finish line. He then picks it
up and runs back to his team to give the feather to the next player.
17.7 CANDLE AND STRAW RELAY RACE
You will need:
* 1 candle and a box of matches per team and 1 drinking
* straw per team member
Each team member is given a straw. They have to race to the opposite
end of the hall where their candle and box of matches is located. They
must light the candle and then blow it out by blowing the flame
through the straw. This can also be played in subdued lighting.