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Games to play with my Girl Guides on camp?

Asked by Stinley (11484points) June 26th, 2014

I’m going on camp this weekend with 30+ girl guides. Ages 10–16. Forecast is for rain. Suggestions please for any good games or activities that we can run. I have about 20 already but it’s going to be a long weekend in the rain….

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Skaggfacemutt's avatar

We used to like to play “spoons” at that age. It is a fast-moving card game with lots of action, and lots of laughs. It is kind of like musical chairs. Sit the girls around in a circle, and put one less spoon in the middle than there are girls. Now deal each girl 4 cards. The object of the game is to get 4 cards the same. To do this, the dealer picks the first card from the deck, decides to either keep it and discard to the girl to her left, or keep it and discard one of the cards in her hand. That girl does the same, and around the circle. The last girl just puts her discards in a pile. If the dealer runs out of cards, she used the discard pile. The game is fast, you pass the cards as fast as you can. As soon as one girl gets 4 of a kind, she grabs a spoon, and that cues everyone else to grab a spoon. Obviously, the slowest girl won’t get a spoon and she’s out. Then you take one spoon away, and the game starts again. Sounds kind of lame, but it is really fun.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Oh, forgot to mention, you can’t have any more than 4 cards in your hand, so you have to discard as fast as you receive.

Stinley's avatar

Great game @Skaggfacemutt . Copied into my Word Document!

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

You could always send a couple of them out to get a “left handed smoke shifter” from other campers.

Seek's avatar

^ Sounds like the opening scene of a horror movie. Sending a 15 year old girl to a stranger’s camp in the rain.

AshlynM's avatar

You could play telephone, where you whisper something in someone’s ear and the last person says the sentence out loud, it’s supposed to match the original sentence. With that many people, there’s bound to be a few misunderstandings.
Or try charades, scavenger hunt, or murder mystery type event.

Stinley's avatar

It rained a lot but we had fun. Girls enjoyed themselves anyway. We didn’t actually have much time for organised games. I just took some balls, frisbee, badminton racquets which were brought out for the odd 20 minutes and we got the play parachute out for an hour which they loved.

I’ve love to hear about some more games if you can explain the rules. I have a few, as I said, but it would be great to learn some new ones.

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