Patrols compete against each other to correctly setup a tent in the quickest time possible.
This activity teaches:
- Teamwork - They will work much better as a team
- How to put up a tent
- That if we put the tents up quickly, we have more time for other activites.
You might want to include packing up the tent too.
Attached is a record sheet you could use if you wish, along with a fact sheet on patrol tents in general, including pitching instructions.
The patrols don't need to work at the same time, though the first time you run through the pitching you may want to. If you space this out over a few weeks you could allow them to do it in their own (supervised) time too.