sponge relay

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Young people must transfer as much water from one end of the race area to the other using a sponge

[Edited by EW to substitute ’Beavers’ with ‘young people’, revise a few other wordings and badge links. Creative credit due to the original writer]


buckets of water
empty buckets


In lodges/sixes/troops, young people soak a sponge and run to the other end where they wring the sponge out into an empty bucket. Young people take turns in this relay game until the first bucket runs dry or time is called.


  • Sponges water relay

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