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A problem solving and team building game where scouts all stand on a tarp and have to flip it over to stand on the other side without getting off or touching the ground


Tarp or large sheet, or blanket


Find a large tarp (or old sheet or blanket) that is large enough for the whole troop to stand on while leaving about a quarter of it empty (If the group is large you can break into smaller teams).

Once the group is standing on top of the tarp, challenge them to completely flip it over so that everyone is standing on the other side of the tarp. At no time may anyone get off the tarp or touch the ground during this activity.

Once finished, get scouts to reflect on what they learned about teamwork and problem solving.



Badge Links

  • Skills - Problem solving
  • Skills - Problem solving
  • Teamwork - Goal
  • Teamwork - Team-building