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WHALE WATCH

Challenge and Objective

The group performs a variety of tasks while standing on a wooden platform balanced on a 10-foot-long

beam.


Variations for Accomplishing the Event

• Split the group in half at opposite ends of the platform. The group boards the “ship” without allowing the platform to touch the ground.

• The divided group changes ends of the platform without letting it touch the ground.

• With participants standing on the outside edge of the platform, the group rotates 360 degrees without letting the platform touch the ground.

• With the divided group standing on the ground at each end of the platform, participants exchange ends with the fewest platform ground touches.

• With the group balanced in the center of the platform, participants move to the ends of the platform with the fewest possible platform ground touches.

• With the group balanced on the platform, everyone abandons ship (steps off the platform) without allowing the platform to touch the ground.