1st Orleans Pathfinders
Age: 5 and Up
Number: Any number
Source: A Brownie Pack with Black Forest District, Germanica Division
The girls assemble in the center of the gym. The commands and actions are as follows:
Captain's Coming - all line up, stand at attention and salute.
Bow - run to the 'front' of the gym.
Stern - run to the 'back' of the gym.
Port - facing the 'front' of the gym, port is the left wall. Run to port.
Starboard - facing the 'front' of the gym, starboard is the right wall. Run to starboard.
Man overboard - lie on back and swim
Submarines - lie on back and stick on leg straight up. (for the periscope)
Man the Lifeboats - find a partner, sit together, and row!
Torpedoes - lie on tummy, with hands together over head to give a stream lined look.
One person (usually a leader) does the calling and the girls rush around performing the actions, which are mixed up and used more than once. Both my Brownies and my Guides loved this game. Once everyone knows the rules it is now problem to join in as you go.