>> Thursday, December 04, 2014
Following on from my Learning Look Wider game, I decided to give the Laws a go as after a few discussion it was clear that none of us knew all the Guide Laws. I added in the 5 essentials as I have so many doing their Young Leader Qualification at the moment and knowing the Guiding Method is a part of that.
The 'take a treat' dice throw worked wonders in the motivation to play stakes, just as it did with the Look Wider Game. Nothing like a biscuit to get a Ranger moving!
The rules I gave them were:
Place the cards dice side up in piles
Throw the dice
Follow the dice rules card
If it’s a card you can’t use put it to bottom of the pile face down.
If you can use it stick it up (each law must be built up in order)
Remember to mark up your points
But sometimes they are better left to just get on with stuff without the 'lecturing leader' in the background.
They were squealing with laughter and spent a lot of time talking and drawing on the flip chart sheets I gave them for the points. All of this time is a good bonding experience away from the pressures of school life and peer pressure groups. Just a tin of biscuits and an easy activity for an hour.
They will have learnt something about Guiding and it introduced the concept that there is a unique Guiding Method to them which will help with their Young Leader Qualification.
I have uploaded the game cards and full instructions and you can download them to use or contact me