Programme Sparks

19. Stuff Bag




  • Sleeping bags in stuff bags.
  15 - 20 minutes

Programme Spark

Being able to pack your sleeping bag away is a vital skill in the younger Sections and one that always needs perfecting in the older Sections too. This Spark adds a fun element to a usually boring task at the end of camp.

Split your section into teams and set up your space with a sleeping bag out of it's stuff bag for each team at one end and the teams at the other. Once the race starts, one member of the team has to run down and begin stuffing the sleeping bag. When a leader shouts change or blows a whistle they need to stop and run back down to their team, tagging the next person so they can have a go. The team to completely put their sleeping bag away is the winner.

Adapting for each Section


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Beavers will need a demonstration of what to do beforehand and maybe adult help during the race.

Cubs could work in pairs, one holding the bag whilst the other stuffs.

Scouts could practise with smaller expedition sized bags that need precision packing and compression.

Explorer teams could have enough bags for a whole tent. 



  • Outdoor Challenge
  • Teamwork Challenge



  • Outdoor Challenge
  • Teamwork Challenge



  • Camper
  • Expedition Challenge
  • Outdoor Challenge



  • Camper


Can the activity be run through Peer Leadership?   No - All young people should have a go!
Can the activity be run by Young Leaders?   Yes


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