Stretcher Race

Stretcher Race

Equipment:  Two staves, one strong blanket, and one inflated balloon for each patrol. Action:  Patrols line up in relay formation, two “victims” in front of each.  On signal, two members of patrol run up with blanket and two staves, make stretcher, put one victim on it.  Junior leader (or judge) places inflated balloon on victim when stretcher carriers are ready to lift stretcher.  Victim is carried to starting line without balloon falling off (balloon is to assure care rather than speed.)  At starting line, victim is lifted off, and two other Scouts run up to make stretcher for transporting second victim. Scoring:  Patrol bringing both victims most carefully (without balloon falling off) to starting line, wins.