Re: : Law and Promise Game Ideas
Grant O'Neil (poneilgdo@ALPHA2.CURTIN.EDU.AU)
Sat, 5 Apr 1997 03:45:22 +0800
Lorie McGraw wrote:
> Could you send me a copy of any games that you may have gathered for
>teaching the Law and promise. I have several lweader friends that are
>>Now for my request to the list - during the weekend we had a session on
>>games, and one of the scout leaders in my group happened to mention that for
>>her woodbadge project she is putting together a set of game ideas to teach
>>and reinforce the Law and Promise. She told me about one excellent game idea
>>that I will share with the list in a later post
>********I missed the post for this game
oops - I actually never got around to sending it...
I only got one reply that actually had any games. Several other people also
wanted to get any games I received, however. I would still appreciate any
other game ideas list members can share with me.
Now for Caroline's game:
Get _heaps_ of balloons and a helium gas bottle to fill them with. You will
also need some bags of lollies; best to have a bit of variety. Write out
strips of paper with the individual words of the law and promise (enough
words so that each patrol playing the game can put together the law and
promise if they collect all the words). Get additional strips of paper and
write out the different types of lollies on them, and have a few blank
pieces of paper. Put all the slips of paper in balloons, inflate the
balloons with gas and let them float to the ceiling (best in a hall with a
higher ceiling than an average house).
The object is for each patrol to get all the words necessary to arrange them
into the complete law and promise. Don't give any other instructions than
that. The have to use their ingenuity and teamwork to get the papers from
the balloons. If they get a paper with a lolly, they can exchange it for the
real thing. Often they will initially make the mistake of eating it; later
on they will find out that the lollies are actually useful trading items
when another patrol has a particular word they need. Once they have put
together the law and promise correctly, have a discussion on what aspects of
the law and promise they learned about in playing the game.
Grant O'Neil _r| Ll\
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