Equal chances

Section: Cub Scouts, Scouts/Guides, Rovers
Time: 1h15
Number: from 16 to 30 participants
Type: Outdoors

Spiritual development objectives:

  • Explore the concept of equal chances to develop one’s value system

Activity guidelines

The leader asks the participants to divide into 6 groups (4 to 6 participants per group) :

  • 1 “young” group
  • 1 “old” group
  • 1 “girl” group
  • 1 “boy” group
  • 2 “mixed” groups

A particularity is assigned to each group:

  • a group of mutes
  • a group of Siamese twins (participants are attached in pairs)
  • a group of which half is blind
  • a group of which half are paralysed (the other participants carry them)
  • a group that can only move around in bin bags (both legs in the bag)
  • a group that can only make use of three arms in total

One representative from each group comes to the leader. This one will distribute a list of missions (Same missions for all groups but presented in a different order) :

  • A relay race
  • An egg hunt
  • An obstacle race
  • A hidden master word to find in the nature (orientation course, clues, etc.)
  • A fresco to paint
  • A 3D object to make (i.e. a cube)

Instructions for the groups:

Each group must fulfil its missions in the correct order and as fast as possible whilst respecting their particularity (Time will be recorded for all activities).

All group members must take part in each mission. In the blind and paralysed groups, roles may be changed during the game to avoid weariness.

When the activity is over, the leaders will gather all participants and ask them what they thought of the activity and of the experience (Please wait for everyone to able to express their feelings before moving on to the next step). Afterwards, the

leaders will ask the following questions:

“How does it feel to know that, in any case, you will find it harder to achieve the mission than everyone else?”

“How can we make this game fairer? What changes must be made to the rules? “

“What links can be established between this game and the society we live in? “

At the end of the discussion, the leader will conclude the activity by thanking all participants and giving a short conclusion




Scarves, bin bags, chocolate eggs, rope and various objects for the obstacle race, a compass, a master word, big sheets of paper, paint, cardboard for the 3D object


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