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12 Fun Indoor Games for You to Play With Your Girl Scout Troop


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Sometimes Girl Scout meetings can become monotonous and boring depending on what badge or activity is being worked on, which is why it's essential to incorporate some fun elements into them to keep the energy levels high. A great way to do this is by including engaging indoor games that are simple and yet, entertaining. Here are 12 fun games you can have in your back pocket to play with your girls at the drop of a hat if you see boredom setting in.  

1. Build an Obstacle Course

Building an obstacle course is a fun activity that helps improve teamwork and coordination. The best part you can use available room items to build obstacles and then compete in teams to complete the course in the shortest time. 


  • Put down pillows for the girls to jump from one to the next. Or, the girls could jump over the pillows!
  • Climb over ottomans.
  • Allow only jumping, crawling, and crab walking from one area of the course to another.
  • Perform various exercises such as 20 jumping jacks, etc.
  • Crawl under tables
  • Jump through into a hula hoop circle

You can also get some supplies to have around at meeting to use for course.

2. Play Balloon Volleyball

In this game, all you need is a balloon and a line which can be a tape to divide the room into two halves. The objective is to keep the balloon off the ground and on the opposing team's side using only your hands.

3. Make Paper Airplanes

One great activity to have sitting around to use during a meeting when you need a break from the regular activities. Make an airplane and fly it around. You can make them with paper or you can buy a book that has some great step-by-step planes to make as a group.

4. Relay Races

Relay races are a classic game that involves passing a baton (or any object) from one girl to another. The team that completes the relay first wins. You can add fun elements like passing a balloon, skipping sideways, crawling across the floor, or hopping.

5. Roll the Dice Exercise Game

This is an easy-to-play game in which all you need is some dice and you're ready to go. Girls will roll a dice and whatever number they draw they must complete that task. 

6. Walk & Stop

Have all the girls spread out in the meeting area. Pick one girl to be the leader and she will yell "Walk" and everyone playing must walk around. Then the leader will yell "Stop" then everyone will stop.   You can get creative and introduce new commands like "Jump", "Sit", "Dance", and "Stand Up" and see how the girls each respond.

7. Police

In this game, you will pick one girl to be the police officer. Have them move out of earshot of the rest of the group while they decide who will be the murderer.  Once that girl is chosen she must choose a simple signal like patting her leg, or touching her ear and share that with everyone in the group. 

Bring the police officer girl back to the circle and have them stand in the center of the circle of all the girls. When the murderer makes eye contact with someone and uses their signal, that person is dead and leaves the circle. Close the circle again each time someone is out. The police officer gets three guesses to find the murderer.

8. Frogger

Everyone is a fly and one person is made the frog. One girl leaves the room while this is decided. When they come back they get to the center of the circle everyone is a fly, and the detective is trying to find the frog. Instead of choosing a signal, the frog sticks their tongue out while making eye contact to kill the flies.

fly killed

9. Marble Toe Race

In this game, girls have to pick up marbles with their feet and place them into a container on the other side of the room. Younger girls you may just want to have them sit in place and move marbles from one bowl to another with their feet. 

10. Would You Rather Game

This game is very simple and more of a conversation starter. Print of this printable and have ready for a fun discussion with your girls. Would you rather be a bee or be a bird? 

11. 4 Corner Game - One for Each Month

This is a game that is simple and can be adapted to any holiday, event, or activity you are doing at your meetings. It is a great opportunity for your girls to burn off some energy. The girls will be running from one corner to the next while laughing and getting to know each other. You will find your girls will want to play this game over and over again.

12. Scavenger Hunt

Anyone can do a scavenger hunt, and you can make up one on the fly.  If you need a simple one to use at a meeting give this one a try.

These games are not only fun but also act as ice-breakers and team-building activities. They help to create a more relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere in meetings, making them more productive and engaging. So go ahead, introduce these games in your next meeting and see the difference they make!

Enjoy every minute being a leader and continue to inspire your girls!