In addition to battling the enemy, the other thing our soldiers must battle is boredom. To combat this, they play games to pass the time. Now your group can play games, not just to pass time, but to earn items that will be passed onto our troops to brighten their day!
Throughout the event, teams complete fun military or patriotic themed challenges. The teams that go above and beyond will earn bonus items for their care packages.
Games are designed for maximum engagement and variety with some taking place around team tables and some with a commanding focus on the stage. Games include:
Risky Rolls – Each teammate rolls a die. If their die matches or is higher than the one thrown by the emcee, they remain standing. The participant that is “on a roll” until the emcee’s last toss wins!
Target Practice – Players are drafted into battle up on stage for this challenge that will have them using rubber bands to knock down soda cans.
Divide & Conquer - Each team receives a large stack of mixed up playing cards and must work together to divide the cards into 5 complete decks that will then be added to their care packages.
Power Tower – On go, using a pair of chopsticks, teams must try to stack one tube of lip balm on top of another in attempt to make the tallest tower. The team with the tallest tower when time is called wins.
Military Movie Match – Teams must work together to figure out which movie the emcee is describing. Teams pair the loglines read aloud by the emcee to the provided list of movie titles.
Oh Say Can You Sing – Players are drafted to the stage to entertain the troops! Using only the words “la, la, la,” singers will perform portions of patriotic songs. Back at the tables, teams try to figure out what song is being sung. Is that Proud to Be an American or Yankee Doodle Dandy?
Slide of Hands – Sometimes the safety gear worn by soldiers can make everyday tasks a challenge. In this game, each team receives a giant pair of gloves and a packages of wrapped candies. On go, the first person puts on the gloves and has to unwrap a piece of candy. Once they’ve done that successfully, they can pass their gloves to the next person to put on and attempt to unwrap the next piece of candy. This continues until one team unwraps all of their candy and is declared the winner.
Even though the games are over, the excitement isn’t! Each team is given a handout with directions on what to put into each care package. Teamwork comes into play as teammates figure out who will pick up which items from tables around the perimeter of the room to assemble into care packages. Items are those needed by troops overseas or for soldiers at the local airport getting ready to deploy. All items are packaged in a red, white, or blue drawstring bag and may include:
Teams place their care packages into the boxes provided. When the boxes are full, they’re brought to the front of the room and stacked in a way that reveals a secret message. Emotions run high as participants view this message and listen to a representative from the military charity share heartfelt thanks and personal stories that underscore the importance of your donation.
If you’re looking for a teambuilding experience that marches to a different beat and benefits our soldiers, this one is for you!
|Ideal Group Size||40 or more guests|
|Ideal Team Size||8-10 guests per team|
|Event Length||2 hours|
|Event Location||This event can be held indoors or outdoors|
|Level of Customization||None typically, call to discuss if desired|
|Event Elements||Competition, relationship building, give back to community|
|Charitable Elements||All care packages donated to military charity such as the USO or Just Our Soldiers Helpers|
|Space Requirements||Approximately 20 sq. ft. per person|
|Set Up Required||One draped and skirted banquet round per team with seating for 8-10, plus six or eight foot draped and skirted tables as needed for supplies (dependent on number of participants). Power for the DJ (standard outlet) is required.|
Note: Based on event location and group size, event details may differ slightly from above description