As the weeks go on and virtual meetings continue, your PL might find themselves running out of good ideas to keep things exciting and interesting. You can only share screen so many Power Point presentations before Scouts start taking virtual naps during their weekly virtual Patrol meeting. If you find yourself in a slump or in need of a last-minute game, try my Scout-Themed Pictionary Zoom Game!
What you need:
- Zoom with the Whiteboard feature
- My list of Pictionary word cards PDF (print and cut them OR use this number randomizer with numbers 1-55 to determine which card you’ll pull)
- A timer
The rules are pretty much the same as the board game.
- Pictionary word cards will have letters on them denoting the type of word they will be drawing. For instance, a “D” means the word is difficult or challenging, an “A” means it’s an action word, and so on.
- Split your attendees into two equal teams. They will determine who their first “picturist” will be, then rotate with each word. Flip a coin to determine which team draws first.
- The host will flip or randomly choose a card using the randomizer, then private chat the word and category to the “picturist”. The “picturist” will tell their team the category only.
- Each team will have 60 seconds to guess what their “picturist” is drawing to earn a point. The opposing team will NOT guess at this time.
- If the team correctly guesses the word, they earn the point and continue on to drawing another word. If the team incorrectly guesses the word and runs out of time, the opposing team can discuss for 10 seconds and a team representative will provide one guess. If they guess correctly, they steal the point. Regardless of their success in stealing the point, they will take the next turn drawing.
- Set the timer for 60-seconds and draw!
- The winning team has the most points at the end of your game. They get mega bragging rights!
- Drawings cannot include letters or numbers (you cannot spell out the word).
- You cannot use secret clues like an ear for “sounds like” or dashes to show a number of letters in the word(s).
- Opposing teams cannot shout out answers, they must remain quiet or muted until it is their turn.
- You can draw “mail” for the word “male” or “blew” for the word “blue”. Homonyms are just fine!
How to use the Whiteboard Feature
Visit the Zoom Support Site for the prerequisite client download information.
Your PL is the host of the Zoom meeting, so they will need to perform the following:
- Click the share screen button in the meeting tool bar.
- Click Whiteboard (a blue marker and line icon).
- Click share.
- The annotation tools will appear, which Scouts can use to draw.
- You can use the page controls in the bottom-right corner to create new pages for each drawing.
Scout-Themed Pictionary Word Cards
Remember that, when you share with your Scout the word and category they are drawing, they will tell everyone the category only so they know what kind of word they are guessing. Here’s an example of what they can expect for each of the categories.
>> Download Scout-Themed Pictionary Word Cards (PDF)
Hopefully this spares you a little bit of time spent planning your next Patrol meeting. If you’ve given this one a try and enjoyed it, please share it with your Scouting buddies. Don’t forget to like and comment on this post, subscribe to Look Wider Still, and follow me on Facebook.
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