Circle Tug

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A game to encourage teamwork


A large rope circle, chair, neckers


Make a hoop of rope.
If using knots, make sure they are very secure.
Divide the group into four teams. In turn, each member of the team pulls in opposition to the representatives of the other three teams. The objective is to pull the rope circle back to their home base – a chair – on which is placed a Scout scarf. The winner is the first team to pull their scarf over one of their teams heads, while still holding on to the rope.

On completing both the game, in a moment of quietness together, the group can
be encouraged to discuss working together and their teams competing in the game.
Point out that if the objective of the game was to put a scarf around your teams neck, then everyone could have won, if they had not pulled against each other.


  • game
  • game circle
  • rope game
  • team work,

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