Guide Me Game for Webelos, Scouts BSA, and Venturers

About Guide Me Game

This game is all about communication. One member of the team must guide other blindfolded members to objects to retrieve.

Once we did this in the gym with Cub Scouts, so for objects for them to collect my den chiefs put out balloons. It was very funny because at first they would get close to one and knock it away.  So the guys giving instructions learned to tell them to be careful and move slowly when they were close.

This would also be fun with our middle school group at Vacation Bible School. We are usually on the field, so we will use water balloons. Then after they collect them all they can have some fun with the water balloons.

How to Play Guide Me Game

Materials:

  • Several small flags or objects, half marked with one color (ie blue), the other half marked with another color (ie red).
  • Blindfolds

Preparation

Place the flags or objects in the playing area.

Instructions

  1. Divide the Scouts into two teams – one for each color (ie the blue team and the red team).
  2. Each team should choose a leader.
  3. All of the team members except the leader are blindfolded
  4. Each leader gives verbal instructions to one of his blindfolded team members to help find one of his teams objects in the playing area and then guides him back to the team base.
  5. When the blindfolded member returns to base with his object, the leader instructs the next team member to find and return an object.
  6. The team to retrieve all of its objects first wins.

Notes

  • Only one blindfolded member from each team should be in the playing area at time.
  • Teams cannot retrieve the other team’s objects. (ie The blue team cannot retrieve a red object and the red team cannot retrieve a blue object.)

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Team up in pairs – one person blindfolded and one not. Only the blindfolded member of the pair may handle the ball.

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