Natural Selection Game for All scouts

> > > Triple Prizes < < < 

Natural Selection   Natural Selection Game   Scout Game

tarp, blanket, or jacket to cover items
Find a dozen natural items from around the area and spread them out on the ground. On a piece of paper, diagram the layout of the items for later scoring. Put a point value on each item.
Cover them with the tarp.
Gather the teams around the tarp.
Remove the tarp and give them one minute to study the items. Cover the items.
Tell everyone that their job is to select similar natural items and bring them back to their team's area. They will have 10 minutes.

The more identical to the original item, the more points are scored. For example, matching a grey rock with white spots is worth more than just any old rock.
Finally, arranging the items in the same order as the originals under the tarp gains extra bonus points.

You may allow players to re-examine the originals at a cost of 1 point per second per scout. So, if two scouts look for 8 seconds, that costs 16 points. Since the game leader determines values for items, you can make this a trivial or extravagant expense.

Take care to only choose non-living items and remind teams to be gentle on the land.
Did you try it and like it?             Or hate it?
Click a thumb to vote:              

Follow Me, Boys

Recent Comments
Scouter Paul on Spoof Merit Badges
Sandra C on Spoof Merit Badges
Sandra C on April 1 post
STEVEN CRANE on Supporters
Lee on Purple Gorilla Story
Tim on Square Knots
Scouter Paul on Eagle Scouts
Greg Jones on 2015 Scout Themes
Ken on Eagle Scouts
Scouter Joe on Square Knots
More Comments...

Contest   -   Ask a Question   -   Add Content   -   scout software

This site is not officially associated with the Boy Scouts of America
listeria testingscout software
Boy Scouts  
Boy Scout Trail
Cub Scouts
Boy Scouts
My Blog

Group Games
Merit Badges
SM Minutes
Pen Pals

Online Tests
Our Schedule
Our Progress


Shop 4 Stuff
Privacy Policy
ICRA labeled

Find more Scouting Resources at
This site is not officially associated with the Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scout Trail Home Bobcat Tiger Cub Scout Wolf Cub Scout Bear Cub Scout Webelos Boy Scout Tenderfoot Scout 2nd Class Scout 1st Class Scout Star Scout Life Scout Eagle Scout