You will need
- Soft balls
- Permanent markers
Before you begin
- If there’s time, decorate your foam or sponge balls to look like Poké Balls. Poké Balls are items Trainers use to catch wild Pokémon.
- Change the challenge of the game by allocating different rules to the different Poké-Balls.
This Poké Ball gives Trainers double the chance to successfully catch a Pokémon. The top of the ball is blue with two red accents, and the bottom is white. The band is black and the button is white or light gray.
This Poké Ball can be used by Trainers to catch wild Pokémon. They are blue with wild yellow stripes and a misshapen triangle formation in the middle. The band is black and the button is white or light gray.
Play the game
- Three players should stand in a line to make a Centiskorch. The second and third players should hold onto the shoulders of the person in front. They are the tail of the Centiskorch, while the first player is the head.
- Everyone else should stand in a large circle around the Centiskorch. Each person in the circle should have a couple of foam or sponge balls. These are the Poké Balls.
- The players in the circle need to throw their Poké Balls at the Centiskorch to try to catch it. If they hit the third person, the tail, they swap places. The tail joins the circle, while the thrower joins the Centiskorch at the front (the head).
- The players in the Centiskorch should try to protect the tail so they aren’t caught. They should work together, ducking, diving and dodging, while not letting go of each other.
- Keep playing until everyone in the circle has had a turn as part of the Centiskorch.
Both the players in the circle and those making up the Centiskorch had to work as a team and be fast in this game. Throwers, how did you work together to try to hit the tail of the Centiskorch? Was it easier to throw hard, or to take your time and use more accuracy? Those in the Centiskorch, how did you work together to try and avoid the Poké Balls?
- Active games
The game area should be free of hazards. Explain the rules of the game clearly and have a clear way to communicate that the game must stop when needed.
- Contact games and activities
Make sure everyone understands what contact is acceptable, and monitor contact throughout the activity.
Make it accessible
All Scout activities should be inclusive and accessible.