Backward Scotsman

Divide the group into two teams, and have them stand in parallel lines, one team member behind the other, at one end of the room. Using a small rope, have each team tie a broom handle to the waist of the first player on their team. The broom should hang behind the person, so that by pushing his hips forward, he can “sweep” the floor from back to front between his legs. The relay involves sweeping the ping pong ball along the floor to a designated point (no use of the hands is allowed). With the ping pong ball resting on the floor between the contestant’s legs, the broom is put into motion (back to front) to sweep the ball toward the finish line. When the player reaches the other end of the room, he picks up the ball, runs back to the starting line and helps tie the broom onto the next player. The first team to complete the relay wins.


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