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City team building ideas


I'm looking for ideas that involve 2 teams of 5 going out around the city on a sort of scavenger/treasure hunt apprentice style event - cheap to run and has lots of fun and energy. It is for a group of young graduates.

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  1. Ideas….


    It sounds like you already have your idea. And it sounds like a pretty good one to me.

    If you're looking for more detail than that you'll have to help us out:

    What is the purpose of the exercise?

    What are your objectives?

    What do you want your participants to be able to do or do differently as a result?

    Kind regards,


  2. ….warning…..and ideas

    you have probably already realised this but the Apprentice is a dog eat dog competition…..emulating its style could have unfortunate repercussions if your intention is to build team spirit

    I was involved in a similar activity, though it was an individual initiative exercise, rather than a team-building activity  in the 1980s (the EARLY 1980s), where we had a list of tasks to perform…..points were awarded not only for completion of the task but also the most creative proof of completion.  From memory we had to:

    Feed a lion, interview a celebrity, drive a train, collect a conker, eat free (and legally) in a restaurant, serve a meal at the Ritz hotel,

    We had a whole weekend to do it!

    We were provided with a "golden passport" that informed the reader that we were on such an exercise; this helped a lot, especially with the police! 

    Rus Slater



  3. Modified Human Bingo

    You may want to consider a modified version of the Human Bingo exercise (see Team Building exercise 2 at ). Instead of collecting signatures, the participants could collect photos of people (or their business cards?) they found who possessed the characteristic around the city. Perhaps modify to include finding some of the objects you referred to.

    The final design will depend on what you want them to learn as a result of the exercise.


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