I thought I'd share this from across the pond.....
Last night at scouts was a regular night that we have about this time every year, The Monopoly Run. It's an ever popular night and when the PLs Council meet to start planning the autumn term it is normally the first thing that goes down on the piece of paper. I think there would insurrection if we didn't have it!
The concept is quite simple. Instead of meeting at our normal HQ we instead meet in the city centre. The PLs are issued with a sheet drawn up by the leaders of various tasks they have to carry out and questions to answer that involves them having to run round the city centre for the evening. This year's sheet is attached, It won't mean anything to you in terms of the answers but it gives an idea of the kind of thing they have to do. It's very competitive with a prize for the winning patrol.
As well as being a lot of fun it is also good to run at times when, just like now, we have a lot of new recruits (11 out of 35 are either just up from cubs or new to scouts altogether) as it emphasises the step up from cubs in quite a big way. Here we have kids as young as 10 let loose in the city centre, just as it's getting dark with their PLs in charge. The kind of thing most would never be allowed to do normally. We do have adult leaders in town and on hand should anyone have a problem but we basically hang around on a bench in the market square with whoever draws the short straw doing the donuts and coffee run!
If you've never tried anything like I'd recommend it as something to suggest to your PLs. Great fun Monopoly run 2016.doc 33.5KB 24 downloads