Command task 7: A cracking exercise

Equipment: A box of eggs (ideally hard boiled), newspaper, balloons, tape, paperclips and elastic bands

Time: 15 minutes to build and another 15 minutes to test

Where: Works best outdoors

Aim: Build a shock-proof container to stop an egg cracking when it is thrown

Benefits: Teamwork, planning and logic

Instructions: Split cadets into teams of four. Give each team a newspaper, tape, paperclips, a balloon and an egg to build their protective creations. Once the preparation time is complete, the instructor will then throw each egg in turn, throwing a greater distance each time until only one egg is in tact. 

Make it easier: Provide bubble wrap as an additional item

Make it harder: Limit the amount of sticky tape to 50cm per team