Each Patrol could choose the name of a clan, eg Macloed, Lewis, Stewart, Frazier. See if they can find the tartan representative of their clan. They could then make tartan sashes for themselves, by weaving together strips of material or newspaper painted in the appropriate color.
As Chief Clansman, the leader could officially open the Highland Games. Here are some ideas for events:
Tug of War - no Highland Games is complete without this!
Tossing the Caber - using a straw, balanced on a finger tip and 'tossed' away. This also works well with a length of pipe insulation. (Remind the girls that they're throwing something really heavy!)
Throwing the Hammer - use a balloon on the end of a rolled up newspaper stick.
Put the Shot - use a balloon, foam ball or even a welly.
Discus Throw - use a paper plate.
Award points for the winner(s) of each event for their team/Clan/Patrol.
Girl Scouts of Tres Condados Council, California, USA
Former Brownie Guider and County Hillwalking Adviser, UK
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