Re: Team Building
Bruce Henry (BHENRY@INDYVAX.BITNET)
Tue, 13 Sep 1994 15:47:47 -0500
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>Bill Hunter writes
>I have been drafted to operate a team building activity for a local district
>camporee. Anyone have some ideas on specific team building activities or books
>on the subject?
Bill a good source would be your council's Project COPE
Coordinator. This project has a great many games and activities for team
building. Our summer camp program runs this for boys 13 yrs and up and it
takes two 3 hr sessions to complete. The activites include get 6 to 8
people to stand on a one foot square stump with no one touching the ground
and sing 3 verses of " Row, Row, Row Your Boat". Bridge building, getting
over obstacles (16 ft wall) and many others, no two courses are the same.
Last spring for our district camporee, I made an orienteering
course where the boys had to find the stations. Each station had a
stituation written on a card attached to a tree and they had to find a way
to acteive the task. The judge for each station was not allowed to talk
to the youth and was encouraged to hide. The stations included building a
bridge across a creek, pace a bearing into a open meadow to find the next
bearing, transport a scout with a sprianed ankle up a steep hill, find the
bearing and distance to specific landmark and rescue and transport a
injured hiker who fell off a log 15 feet into a ravene. The average time
was 1 hour and 15 min, with the longest being 2 hr 35 min. The judges had
several humorous stories for the evening cracker barrel.
Other sources I can pull from the top of my head are the Counsil
level Junior Leader Training Guide (our council calls it White Stag), the
wood badge training guide, and the old Junior Leader Orientation Workshop
manuel. I hope this helps. YIS
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