Provide a bowl
of peanuts in their shell or some sweets,enough for two per person.
Provide a set of cards - see the following pages.
The rules of the game are:
1. There are enough peanuts or sweets in the bowl to allow two per
2. The number of treats each Scout receives will depend completely
on the luck of the draw.
3. Scouts sit in a wide circle or oval and the cards are placed in
a pile, in the centre of the circle face down.
4. To play, each Scout draws a chance card, stands, reads the card
aloud to the others and follows the instructions given on it.
5. Unless the card says otherwise, the Scouts begin to eat their treats
as soon as they receive them. Then they place the carding a discard
pile and sit down.
Introduction: 5 minutes.
Game: 20 -25 minutes.
The Scouts now reassemble in Patrols and discuss the
experience.If your Scouts are not used to this, a few simple rules
- Everyone should be given the opportunity to say
- It is only possible to listen to one person , speaking
at a time.
- Listening is an important part of being in a group.
- A Scout could be given responsibility and lead
- It may be helpful to give them some prompt questions.
- Everyone's opinion should be respected.
Some prompt questions for the exercise might be:
- Should anyone have got more?
- Should anyone have got less?
- Did the explanation on the card of the reason for
the amount you received seem logical to you? Did it seem fair?
- How do you feel about the attitudes of the lucky
ones? And that Of the unlucky ones?
- Would you like to play the game again:
a) If you knew you would draw the same card?
b) If the treat were your spending money for the coming month?
c) If the treat were your meals for the coming month?
- How could we change the game to give more people
a share of the treats?