White Elephant Gift Exchange - Dec 14

posted Dec 12, 2010, 8:58 PM by Webmaster Troop246   [ updated Oct 24, 2015, 10:14 PM ]

Holiday White Elephant Gift Exchange - Dec 14, At Troop Meeting The troop will be having our White Elephant gift exchange on the night of December 16 during the troop meeting.  Scouts wishing to participate should bring in a gift in the $10-15 price range and try to make it something related to scouting.  No junk gifts or trash from your room please!  Think about what you would want to receive and it should be OK. Make sure it is gift wrapped.   If you don't want to participate, you

may come and watch but don't expect to jump in and receive a gift if you didn't bring one in.  You MUST bring in a gift if you plan on receiving one.


On the first turn, scout #1 chooses a gift and opens it. On the second turn, scout #2 gets the choice of "stealing" any unwrapped gift (scout #1's) or choosing a wrapped one. On the third turn, scout #3 gets the choice of "stealing" any unwrapped gift (scout #1's or #2's) or choosing a wrapped one. Game continues based on the following:

1. - If a gift is stolen from you, you can steal a gift from someone else (see #3 and #4 below), or open a new one.

2. - Turns proceed until everyone has a gift. A turn is ended when a gift is opened and admired by everyone.

3. - A gift cannot be stolen more than once in a turn.

4. - The third "owner" of a gift gets to keep it - it is now a dead gift and cannot be stolen.

At the end of the last turn, the first scout (who had no choice at the beginning) can choose to put back his gift and steal any gift that is still available - see #4 above. Then the gift "exchange" is started again (see #3 and #4 above) and ended when someone either chooses or is forced to take the gift given up by scout #1.  Make sense???

If you have any questions, contact Mr. Wonders.