**Build a Tower that Won't Topple**

One of the beauties of Team Challenges is that they are portable. Going camping for the summer? You can easily pack some basic challenge materials and add team building to your campfire activities (putting up the tent also qualifies!).

But what if you don't have the room or the desire to pack a roll of masking tape and toothpicks? Never fear! I've got you covered. First, you will need to send the team on a scavenger hunt to find the following items*, but don't tell them what the challenge will be.

22 sticks, about as round as a pinkie finger and a foot long
10 rocks as big as a fist
10 large leaves
5 pine cones
a handful of moss
25 small stones


Build a Tower that Won't Topple

Using the materials you gathered, build a structure that will hold as many of the small stones as possible at least 15" above the ground. You may not use any of the small stones as part of your tower. You have 1 minute to make a plan without touching the materials and 5 minutes to build the structure. Once your structure is complete - or at the end of the five-minute building time - choose a team member to place the small stones onto the structure one at a time.

You will receive up to ten points each for creativity, communication, and cooperation. Plus, for every 5 stones that stay on the structure without toppling it, you'll get 5 points.

*I am making a grand assumption that you will be camping in an area where all of these items will be available. If not, here's YOUR chance to get creative. What's on hand that you could substitute?

Did you try it? Snap a photo and I'll share it here!