Crisis Command

Sections: Scouts, Explorers

Locations: Indoors

Submitter: Wrexham Scouts

It’s basically a ‘brain game’ type activity with the Scouts in a Police command centre reacting to a major road accident. They pass instructions to the ‘brain’ which is two or more people acting as the outside world. For example if the team want an ambulance they must pass a note to the brain asking for the ambulance service to be contacted. If they want an interview with the media, the brain will arrange that. The brain must use their imagination to make up plausible responses to the Scouts’ requests and questions.

The brain can make the game more fun by throwing in ‘spanners’ to their plans. Our brain was two Young Leaders and they came up with some great ideas such as pointing out to the Scouts that a major pop concert was happening in the area and asking what they wanted to be done. This wasn’t ‘on the script’ but threw in another thing for the Scouts to thing of.


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