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Postmen & Robbers


Sashes made of strips of newspaper stapled together (the more per person the longer the game)

Game Description

Divide the scouts into 2 teams: Robbers and Postmen. The postmen each collect their mailbag (a newspaper sash) from the leader and stand at one end of the play area (north). The robbers stand together to one side of the play area (say west). On the first whistle the postmen deliver their mail by running to the opposite end of the area (south). Shortly afterwards a second whistle is blown and the robbers chase the postmen to try and snatch their mailbags.

Depending on numbers/timing, postmen can return to the leader for a 2nd or 3rd mailbag to deliver.

The winning team is the one who retains most mailbags.