Leadership Inspirations Activities

Scrounge

To get items from the crowd to the facilitator as fast as possible

Duration

10 minutes

Team Stage

Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing

Type Of Activity

Energizer

Materials

None

 

SUMMARY

Participants race to be the first group to get a specific item from the crowd to the facilitator. This game is a fun way to create friendly competition and energize a group.

 

SET UP

  • Split the group into 2 or more smaller groups.
  • Safety: Some groups may be excited and want to throw the item to the front- remind them that throwing is against the rules.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • As a group, make a list of items commonly found in people’s possessions.
  • Split the group into two, and ask for a representative from each group to join the facilitators in the front.
  • As you call out the items, everyone must remain in their seats and pass the item to their representative. Only the representative may pass the item to the facilitator.
  • The first group to get the item to you scores a point.
  • If the item is thrown, the team loses a point.
  • The team with the most points wins.

VARIATIONS

  • Turn the game into a scavenger hunt! Participants must go out into the world to find items or places. Make sure to define clear boundaries. The group to find the most successfully wins!

SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS

What?
  • What was the goal of this activity?
  • Did your group do well? What could have improved?
  • How did your group make decisions? Was it effective or ineffective?
  • How did your group manage conflict that arose?
So What?

Inclusion and Involvement

  • What does it mean to be inclusive or exclusive?
  • What did we do as a group that was inclusive? That was exclusive/not inclusive?
  • Why is inclusion and involvement important for our group?
Now What?
  • What does this activity tell you about the strengths of your group? The areas for improvement?
  • What’s one commitment each person can make?
  • What are three lessons the group has learned that they can continue to work on?
  • How can we implement these lessons in our school/organization?
  • What can you do differently moving forward?