The Coin Game

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Scouts must pull the exact amount of money from a ski sock as called out by one of the leaders, using only touch.


as many ski or long walking socks as patrols, the same coins for each patrol- £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p or any combination


The Patrols are numbered off and sit in a line at one end of the room. 4 leaders stand at the opposite end of the room with a ski or long walking sock containing the following coins- £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p or any combination as long as each sock contains the same coins to make it fair.

The leader calls out an amount of money followed by a number. The Scout from each patrol with that number runs up to the leader and puts their arm into the sock. They must feel for what they think is the correct coins to add up to the amount. They cannot take any coins out to count them, it must be by touch alone. They will only win if they pull out the total amount in one go and show the leader. If they have pulled out the correct coins, the patrol gets a point. If they pull out an incorrect combination of coins, the leader puts all coins back into the sock, shakes it quickly and lets then try again.



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