Command task 6: Spare tyre

Equipment: Five tyres or plastic rings numbered one to five, plus three stands or posts the rings can be stacked on

Time: 15 minutes

Where: Indoors or outdoors

Aim: Move all the tyres to the third stand, without reversing the order. The number on each tyre must always be lower than the tyre it is stacked on

Benefits: Logic and planning

Instructions: Start with all of the tyres on one side, stacked in numerical order with tyre 5 at the bottom, up to one on the top. Cadets should work out that the process requires them to move the tyres backwards and forwards, to gradually remove tyres from the original stack and recreate it on the other stand. 

Make it easier: Use four tyres

Make it harder: Use six or more tyres