bucket or bowl for each patrol drinking straw for each scout 20 to 50 2-inch paper circles or cutouts
Each patrol has a pile of paper cutout people that need to be rescued. People are rescued by sucking one against the end of a straw and transporting it to the bowl or bucket.
On "Rescue!", the first scout on each patrol sucks up a cutout and runs to that patrol's bowl, depositing the rescued person. He then runs back to tag the next scout in line. If a cutout is dropped, the rescuer sucks it up again and continues.
Rather than rescuing people, this can be varied to be pieces of eight, dinosaur eggs, or anything else that fits your meeting theme.