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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.

You will need

  • Scrap paper
  • Pens or pencils
  • Sticky tack
  • Scissors
  • Six containers of the same size
  • 18 sticks, each 10 centimeters 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 centimeters 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.

Jamboree ideas

  1. Have a chat with everyone about jamborees and international opportunities within Scouting.
  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.
  1. Give everyone 15 minutes to walk around the room.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  1. After the final round has finished, submit the winning idea using this form.


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 Squirrels/Beavers/Cubs/Scouts/Explorers 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. Use the safety checklist to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. 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.