my leader has a headache

Includes: Indoors, Communication, Group games

Activity time:
< 10 mins


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Silent circle

This is a great game to play when you need your girls to be quiet!


  1. The girls sit in a circle, with one girl blindfolded in the middle.
  2. Place a set of keys in front of the blindfolded girl.
  3. Choose a girl from the circle to silently tiptoe all the way round the circle and back through the gap where she had been sitting.
  4. She must then pick up the keys.
  5. The blindfolded girl must listen out for the girl creeping around the circle and point to her if she hears her.
  6. If she points correctly, the girl has to sit back down in her place and another girl has a go.
  7. If the blindfolded girl is unsuccessful, the other girl takes her place and the game continues.

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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