This game was designed to fulfill Build Skills in Communication #1
Print out scenarios as to what girls could have been up to over the summer (see examples below). May one copy of each scenario for each patrol and put them in an envelop so that each envelop contains one copy of each scenario. You will need at least as many messages as you have girls in your largest patrol (but you can use more).
Arrange the girls around the room so that there is one member of each patrol in each clump of girls. This game will act somewhat like a relay race with each patrol as a team (only speed doesn’t matter). Give all the envelopes to one clump of girls.
The girls with the envelops will draw one scenario out of envelop and read it. Then she will walk to the girl from her patrol in the next group and without showing her the paper, tell her what was on it. The second girl is allowed to ask questions or seek clarifications. The first girl will keep the envelope and the paper and return to her starting position. The second girl then goes and gives the information to the third girl and so on until the message travels around the room. When the final girl in the patrol receives the message, she will take it to the girl who started it and tell her the message. Then they can compare the message that traveled with the paper. Finally, the first girl will give the last girl the envelop so once she returns to her position she can start a new message.
After the game:
Ask the girls how accurately the message traveled. Were there ways they could make sure the message got though more clearly?
Last Summer I went to… the beach. I made sandcastles and searched for sea shells. I wore my favorite bathing suit that is purple with green strips on it. We went swimming in the ocean. Afterwards we ate fresh donuts with strawberry filling.
Last Summer I went to… the zoo. My favorite animals were the zebras and the monkeys. I wore my new saddles and they made my feet hurt. The lions roared when we went by their enclosure. We ate cheese pizza and apple juice.
Last Summer I went to… Girl Guide camp. We sang songs and played lots of games. I had to wear my camp hat all the time but it was covered in crafts so I didn’t mind. My favorite activity was the night hike. At campfire we made s’mores and banana boats.
Last Summer I went to… an amusement park. I rode on the Tilt A Whorl and the Ferris Wheel. The roller coasters looked scary but I rode on it anyways and it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I wore blue shorts and a red shirt. We ate popcorn and cotton candy.
Last Summer I went to… the park for a picnic. We played on the swings and the climber. I was wearing my green shirt with flowers on it and a pair of jean shorts. For lunch we had sandwiches, cucumber slices and strawberries. After lunch we played tag among the trees.
Last Summer I went to… a pick your own farm. We picked our own potatoes, raspberries and peas. I wore a big straw hat to keep the sun off my face. It was hard work but the raspberries were delicious. After we were done we bought blueberry tarts from the farms store to eat on the way home.
Last Summer I went to… a cottage. There were woods to explore and a lake to swim in. At night I snuggled down under a old plaid wool blanket to sleep. I love to listen to the loons call to each other on the lake. We BBQ’d hot dogs and fish caught fresh from the lake.
Last Summer I went to… my cousin’s wedding. My cousin got married by a golf course and there was a big pond with a fountain in it. I wore a sundress dress that was pale blue with white trim. After the ceremony there was a lunch with fancy shaped sandwiches and cupcakes for dessert.