Circle of care

Includes: Indoors, Outdoors, Group games, Helping others, Team building and friendship

Activity time:
< 10 mins


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Who's got your back?

This fun game helps girls care for each other and work together as a group.


  1. The girls stand in a circle with one girl in the middle. Choose a ‘protector’ to guard her from the rest of the group.
  2. Girls in the circle roll the ball towards the one in the centre and the protector tries to stop it hitting her. If she is hit below the knee, she joins the circle. The protector then moves to the centre of the circle and the girl who rolled the ball then becomes the new protector.
  3. Keep going until everyone has had a turn. Afterwards, ask how it felt to protect someone and to be protected. How many girls felt cared for when they were in the centre of the circle?

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Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed