Girls run games

Includes: Indoors, Girls in the lead, Group games

Activity time:
30 mins


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Stand and deliver

This is a great way to get girls involved in running activities.


  1. Give each Six or Patrol simple instructions for a game or activity, along with the materials required.
  2. After spending some time working out what to do, with help from Leaders if necessary, they should nominate a role for each group member (someone to explain the instructions, act out how to play, prepare an example, set up equipment, answer questions etc) and lead the activity for the rest of the unit.
  3. Older girls may want to make up their own game or activity (perhaps based on a theme) to share with others.
  4. Take it further: have a booklet of ideas for five-minute fillers and icebreakers. If there is a bit of free time in the meeting, girls can choose an activity from it to run themselves. If lots of girls are keen to do this, keep a list at the front of the booklet of who has run activities, to make sure that everyone gets a turn.

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Safety notes

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