Chicken on a Hut Game

About Chicken on a Hut Game

Chicken on a Hut game is a team building game which makes a fun break in a meeting. It is a favorite with our Venturing Crew. Because of the physical contact with the partners, when playing this game with our coed Crew, boys are partners with boys and girls are partners with girls.

If you have an uneven number playing, you will need one group of three. One member of that group will sit out each turn.

How to Play Chicken on a Hut Game

This is a fun team building game for teenagers and young adults. No preparation is required.


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  • Scouts should pair up, except for the game leader.
  • The game leader should explain the “moves” below. It helps to have one of the pairs demonstrate.
  • The pairs line up about twenty feet from each other.
  • The leader calls out the name of one of the moves.
  • The pairs must do the move and hold their position. The last pair to complete the move is out.
  • Continue until a winning pair is determined.


  • Chicken on a hut: One member of the pair gets down on all fours. The other sits on his back
  • Backpack: One member of the pair jumps on the other’s back. The other holds him there.
  • Lover’s Leap: One member of the pair leaps into the other’s arms. The other holds him with one arm under his back and one under his knees.
  • Bunk bed: One member of the pair lies on the ground and holds his hands up in the air. The other puts his ankles in the upstreched hands and holds himself up by his hands which are near his partner’s feet. It is difficult to describe this one,but they should look like a bunk bed.

Other Resources

Jack Rabbit Posing Game

Jack rabbit is a similar game, except they are in groups of three instead of in pairs.

More team building games

See more games which encourage cooperation.

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Learn how to make your unit meetings more active and find out why it is important to get up and move.

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2 responses to “Chicken on a Hut Game”

  1. Pam Maynard Avatar
    Pam Maynard

    Looks like fun! Can’t wait to try it. I wonder if my boss would let us do this at work 🙂 I’m sure it would be a great team builder.
    Thanks for the idea. I will share this with my cub master.
    Happy May day!

  2. Larry Green Avatar
    Larry Green

    From the name given this activity, at first I was incredulous, but after reading your description, my incredulity changed to intrigue! I can see this being fun! As Teddy Roosevelt would say, “Bully!”

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