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Get your Group concentrating and working as a team with this sneaky game.

Ask your Scouts to stand in a circle.

Choose one Scout to be the detective, and send them out of the room.

When the detective is outside, pick another Scout to be the sneaky signaler. The sneaky signaler will start a movement or gesture (such as a waving their hands or nodding their head), which the rest of the group will copy and repeat until the sneaky signaler changes the movement. They then copy this instead.

The sneaky signaler mustn’t let the detective find out that they are the person starting the signaling, or the game will end.

When the detective re-enters the room, they need to be observant and it’s their task to guess who the sneaky signaler is.