Talk in turn

Includes: Indoors, Outdoors, Communication, Girls in the lead

Activity time:
< 10 mins


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Speak and listen

This is a great way to ensure everyone gets a say in what the unit does.


  1. Ask everyone to sit in a circle.
  2. While passing a ball, around ask each person to say one thing they would like to do in just one, five or ten words.
  3. Only the girl holding the ball may speak. They could do it with their eyes closed or sitting facing outwards so they’re not influenced by others.
  4. Take it further: use this activity in Patrols or Sixes or as part of a Rainbow Chat or Brownie Pow-wow.

Planning checklist

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