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Scouting: Water Games p1


This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson nelsonb@nospam.aztec.asu.edu, Soaring Golden Eagle eagle@rangernet.org and Alan Houser troop24@emf.net with numerous contributions by others.

Scouting: Water Games p1


You will need: (for each six or patrol)
* An endless supply of paper squares to construct water bombs from
* A jug of water

Each patrol is given the same number of sheets of paper and a jug of
water. On the word go they have to fold the papers into water bombs.
Fill them with water and splatter the other patrols. You will find the
instructions for water bombs in any good origami book and also in many
scouting books. This game is best played out of doors.


You will need:
* A volleyball net or a rope over which the balloons can be tossed
* An endless supply of balloons a quarter filled with water

This is a very messy game and is therefore ideal for hot days at camp.
Your net or rope is stretched between two poles or trees just above
head height. You have two teams and one balloon a quarter filled with
water. If you put too much water into the balloons then they tend to
burst too easily. The object of the game is to lob the balloon over
the net and try and soak the opposing team. There is a lot of strategy
in this game on such things as catching the balloon without bursting
it and ways of lobbing the balloon to make it difficult to catch. When
the balloon bursts on one side then a point is awarded to the other
side, and a new balloon is brought into play.


You will need:
* An endless supply of balloons one-quarter filled with Water.

Players form two lines facing each other about 2 metres apart. Players
in line 1 each toss a water balloon to opposite players in line 2. Any
players who have a balloon burst are out. After each balloon bursts, a
new balloon is brought into play, both lines take one step backward
and toss again. Repeat until only one pair of players remain. There
are on the market very tiny balloons known as water bombs. If you are
going to use vast quantities, then these may be more economical to buy
than regular balloons.


You will need:
* A bucket of water, a table spoon, and a plastic drinking cup

Form the players into teams (number and size of teams depends on
number of players available). players form parallel lines. Lead player
of each line has a bucket of water next to him and a table spoon in
his hand. At some distance (10 - 30 meters) from each line is a
drinking cup sitting on the ground. Lead player gets a spoonful of
water and quickly takes (walk or run) the water to the cup and dumps
it in. He then RUNS back to his line and hands the spoon to the next
player in the line who is now the lead player. The former lead player
goes to the end of the line. The whole process is repeated until one
team fills it's cup to overflowing.


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