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Black to Back / Red to Run

Black to Back / Red to Run

Line the young people in equal groups (Lodges, Sixes, Patrols)

Give each group a shuffled pack of playing cards placed face down on a chair in front of the line.

When the game starts the first in line turns a card over. If the card is a black card then the person goes to the back of the line, if it’s a red card then they run to a cone at the end of the hall and back again. 

When the young person gets back they go to the back of the line and the next in line turns a card. The game ends when all the cards have been used.

This game could be amended to get the young people to perform a task at the end of the room, like tie a reef knot or give then a prize or sweet when they run to the end.

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