Mission 1 – Games

Plan and run a minimum of three games with the section you are volunteering with. At least one game should take place indoors and one outdoors.’

Adult volunteers will be around to help you with your planning and to assist whilst running the game. They are still responsible for everyone at the meeting, so you’ll have to show them first what you are planning to do before you do it.

The games should be varied, incorporating:
  • at least two different types of leadership style (Modules B and C)
  • three different types of games; for example, some games may be more energetic and active, while others may be more creative or reflective (Module E)
To complete this mission, you could:
  • run a game at the beginning or end of a section night
  • run a wide game on a camp
  • run a game that ties into a badge the section is working towards
  • run a game that reinforces something the section has learned
  • any other ideas, subject to agreement with ESLYL and SL
Consider the following questions:
  • Can all members of the section take part? Is there anything you need to consider or do differently
  • to ensure that all young people can fully participate in the activity? (Module F)
  • What risks do your games present? What controls or rules do you need to put in place? (Module A)
  • Which leadership style is most appropriate for the game you’re running? (Module B)
  • What are the different types of games you can run? (Module E)
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls