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Tuho Youth Shaping

First suggested by 25th World Scout Jamboree United Kingdom Contingent
Share your jamboree and international themed programme ideas with us while learning how to play a traditional Korean game.

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You’ll need

  • Scrap paper
  • Pens or pencils
  • Sticky tack
  • Scissors
  • Six containers of the same size
  • 18 sticks, each 10 centimetres in length
  • Printer (optional)

Before you begin

  • Use the safety checklist to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Additional help to carry out your risk assessment, including examples can be found here.  Don’t forget to make sure all young people and adults involved in the activity know how to take part safely.
  • Collect 18 sticks, each 10 centimetres in length, and place them at one end of your meeting place.
  • Place the six containers at the opposite side of your meeting place in a line, with some space in between each one.
  • Write or print out the list of jamboree keywords. Cut them out individually, and stick them up on the walls around your meeting place.
  • The first part of this activity involves writing things down. For the younger sections, consider completing this as a whole group and getting a leader to write down any ideas.

Jamboree ideas

  1. Have a chat with everyone about jamborees and international opportunities within Scouting.

Have a look at our International Scouts and Events page for more information.

  1. Ask everyone to get into pairs, and give everyone a pen and piece of paper each.
  2. Explain to everyone that they will walk around the room in their pairs, and look at the topics on the walls. While they are at a topic, ask them to discuss each one, and write down any activity or game ideas they can think of that relate to that topic on one piece of paper.

There are some suggestions for ideas below if anyone needs some help.

  1. Give everyone 15 minutes to walk around the room.

If needed, you could think about setting a time limit for each topic, and ask people to rotate around the room to make sure all the areas are covered.

  1. When everyone has looked at all the topics, ask everyone to sit in their pairs and pick their top two ideas.
  2. After they have picked their ideas, ask everyone to tear a new blank piece of paper in half, and write down on their two ideas with one on each half of the paper.

It’s Tuho time!

  1. Have a chat with everyone about what Tuho is and how it is played.

It’s a traditional Korean game where everyone takes it in turns to throw sticks into a pot or container. Scores are kept to see how many sticks each person gets inside the container, and the one with the most at the end of the game wins.

  1. Explain that the game will help everyone choose an activity to suggest to the UK Jamboree Contingent. Everyone will be playing multiple rounds to help find the winning game. A new round starts when the last round ends.
  2. In their pairs they will have six sticks and two containers. They will place both their ideas inside the containers, one in each, and take three sticks each.
  3. Standing three metres away from the containers, they will take it in turns to throw their sticks into the container containing their favourite idea from the two options.
  4. At the end of the round, the idea with the most sticks inside the container moves through to the next round along with one member of that pair.

The pair can choose who goes into the next round between them. They can even swap over if they move into further rounds.

  1. When everyone is happy with how the game works, start the first round. If you have six containers set up you could have three pairs throwing at the same time.

During the round keep rotating the pairs when the containers are free. Think about keeping a record of which idea and person is moving onto the next round or ask them to stand in a certain place in your meeting place.

  1. When the first round is over pair the winning ideas up, and repeat the process until you have two people left at the end. This final round will decide which idea will be submitted to the UK Leadership Team.

If you have an odd number then you could have three people throwing at once, and the winner from the three is the one to be submitted.

  1. After the final round has finished, submit the winning idea using this form.
  • Camping
  • Travel
  • International
  • Culture
  • Friendship
  • Tigers
  • Dreams
  • Drawing
  • Sustainability
  • Exploring
  • Korea
  • Food
  • Think big
  • Dream wild
  • Act together
  • Pitching a tent in a hot place
  • International quiz about previous jamborees
  • Cooking traditional Korean food
  • Finding out facts about Scouting in Korea
  • A UK sustainability challenge to counteract the carbon emissions from traveling all the way to Korea, for example planting trees.


This activity was a chance for people to think of programme ideas they would like to see around the themes of international and jamboree. These activities will be taken and turned into activities that young people across the UK will get to try! How many ideas did you come up with? Are there any that didnt make the next round that you think the UK Leadership Team would like to hear about?

It also gave people a chance to try a traditional Korean game Tuho”. How does this game differ from ones you play at your meeting place? Can you think of any that are similar? Think about games, such as bowls, Kubb or even basketball, and how they have similarities. Would you play this game again or even suggest it to play at home with your family?


All activities must be safely managed. You must complete a thorough risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Use the safety checklist to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Always get approval for the activity, and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.

Outdoor activities

You must have permission to use the location. Always check the weather forecast, and inform parents and carers of any change in venue.


Supervise young people appropriately when they’re using scissors. Store all sharp objects securely, out of the reach of young people.

  • Depending on the ability and the age of your group, consider changing the size of the containers to make the game either easier or harder.
  • Consider changing from throwing sticks to throwing balls or beanbags to make the game easier for anyone who needs it.
  • Think about changing the distance from the containers to change the difficulty for your group.
  • If anyone needs support in throwing the sticks, let them work closely with someone else to help them achieve this.
  • Think about using larger containers for anyone who may have a visual impairment.

All Scout activities should be inclusive and accessible.

  • There are lots of traditional games which originate from Korea, have a look at some others and bring them into your next meeting. You could even run one with the rest of the group to help you achieve a requirement from one of your badges.
  • There are some other Jamboree activities that have been created, have a look at them on this page to find out more.
  • This activity gives young people the opportunity to voice their opinions and communicate their ideas.
  • If someone is feeling confident they could help run the activity with the rest of the group.
  • If it’s possible, ask everyone to go into the grounds of your meeting place and collect the sticks before you start this activity, or they could bring some from home.