Land mines

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The object of this game is to get each blindfolded member of your team from one side of the "mine field" to the other faster than the opposing team.


Blindfolds or scarves
Water balloons or plastic cups filled with water


Set up a "mine field" by randomly placing the water balloons (or cups) on a marked section of
ground. A concrete slab or basketball court works well for this. Grass also works, but you will need
to set boundaries.

Try to even out the number of girls in each patrol/team.
Give each team a blindfold. Put the blindfolds on one member of each team.

The point of the exercise is for the ENTIRE team to get across the mine field with the fewest casualties, the fastest.
If a person TOUCHES a mine she is out (if it bursts water on them, it just makes it more fun) and has to go back to the beginning.

The other team members must be their eyes and tell them which way to go. The blindfolded people
crossing the field must stay within the set boundaries, and only one person per team may be on the
mine field at a time (so they can't lead them by touch). Team members help each other by
shouting directions.

Works best if mines are close together and if teams are close together.


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