Within each patrol, have scouts pair up. If there is an odd man, the patrol leader gets a 'Bye'.
Scouts face each other.
Each scout puts both hands behind his back and holds up 0 to 10 fingers.
The leader explains what the math problem for this round will be and then yells, "Ready - Go!" and everyone holds their hands together in front.
The first scout in a pair to say the correct answer wins the round and advances to the next round.
When there is a champion of each patrol, they compete for the troop championship.
Rounds can be any math problem you want, depending on the age of scouts, but try these:
- Sum of all the fingers
- Difference between the fingers
- Multiply the fingers
- Largest to the power of the Smallest
- Square the Sum of the fingers
- Half of the Sum
- Cube the Difference between the fingers