Command task 3: Blindfold height

Equipment: Blindfolds and a whistle

Time: 10 minutes

Where: Large indoor space or sports field

Aim: Cadets must arrange themselves into a straight line in height order, while blindfolded

Benefits: Promotes communication and leadership

Instructions: Spread the cadets around the room or outdoor space and ensure they are all blindfolded. Brief them to listen for safety signals (the whistle), then allow them to start attempting to get themselves lined up in height order. Cadets tend to be able to move together fairly quickly but sorting themselves into height order can be more tricky. 

Make it easier: Start the cadets off in a straight line, but order them randomly by height or appoint two team leaders to promote a more efficient process. 

Make it harder: Get the cadets to complete the task without talking.