“Never have I ever…” is a great game for getting to know people whilst sat around the campfire or huddled in the Mess Tent whilst it’s chucking it down with rain.
But it’s not just for getting to know people you’ve just met. It’s also great with friends you think you know well. You can really learn some interesting things about people you thought you knew well.
Rules of the game
So, all you have to just say is “Never have I ever…” and have the people playing the game to say if they have done it or not.
The points game
The first way to play “Never have I ever…” is to sit circle or even better around the evening campfire. Then one person says something that they haven’t done. “Never have I ever broken a tent pole and not told The Scout Leader.” If you have broken a tent pole and not told the Scout Leader, then you lose a point. Then the next person says something they haven’t done “Never have I ever…” and so on.
You have ten points to start and when you don’t have any more points you are out of the game. You can keep track of your points on your fingers or draw circles and cross them out on a piece of paper. The last person with points left wins the game.
If only one person has done the thing from the question, they are usually asked to tell the story of how it happened.
Good luck and have fun!
Make sure to keep things relatively light and fun. No one has fun when the questions start getting too dark or too embarrassing.
Remember the point of the game is to get to know the people sat around the circle a little bit better and find out some interesting things about them. So have fun with it and don’t get too serious or make the questions too awkward to answer. You can use some of these questions as is or use them as idea starters for your own questions.
Never have I ever…
-Ever been to a Jamboree
-Slept in a hammock
-Take my section on a Night hike
-Perform a campfire song at a district camp
-Made armpit fudge
-Sewn on all my badges onto my camp blanket
-Contacted a new Scout group in another country
-Cooked a Christmas dinner on a campfire
-Learnt how to make bread on a campfire
-Carved my own Wood beads
-Built a DaVinci Bridge
-Read Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys book
-Mastered how Tie a Friendship Knot
-Slept in a natural shelter
-Spent the weekend at Gilwell Reunion
-Visited Brownsea Island
-Started a fire using a Fire Steel
-Carved a wooden spoon
-Made a pizza in a cardboard oven
-Met a Chief Scout
-Boil water in a paper bag
Need some more entertainment?
Scout Leader’s sayings Bingo Game – Here is another game you can give a go, print these bingo sheets off before camp and give a copy to each perosn attending the camp.
Go Find It , Card Game– This game is an instant natural treasure hunt just like a good old scavenging hunt. Using 32 cards with words printed on each card.
Campfire inspired songs– Stuck for inspiration for campfifre songs, check out this blog post for some campfire songs