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River terror! an activity

Purpose. To build self-confidence, character and team spirit.

Procedure

The object is for each team member to cross a stretch of water using one float and a rope.

born and bred homeAttach buoyancy aids (plastic containers, inner tubes of tyres, and so on) to a rope and secure it across a stretch of water.

Give each team one float, for example the inner tube of a tyre.

Challenge them to get every team member across the stretch of water and through the obstacles safely using the float.

Materials needed:

Life jackets

Ropes

Buoyancy aids

Large float

Have someone in a canoe or boat able to help participants should they need it.

Variations:

One team participating

Relay race between more than one team

Putting coloured floats into the water and awarding points for their retrieval

Contributing agency/originator: Scouting Ireland CSI/Colm Fanning