Pin The Tail On The Donkey

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Patrol Leaders Training Task


4 x Poles
3 x Length of Rope
Cardboard cut out of donkey
Donkey tail
Pin or blue tack


It is your choice whether you give teams several wooden poles/broom handles or them searching for sticks in woods. There will be a 2- 5 meter “no man’s land” between the donkey and the teams. The teams aim will be to pin the tail on the donkey from their side of no man’s land. The task is timed – fastest team wins.


  • leadership
  • leadership team building
  • logic

Badge Links

  • Skills - Problem solving
  • Teamwork - Team-building