A wide variety of team dynamic activities are designed to encourage
initiative, team work, planning, communication and leadership.
Each activity involves varying degrees of both group and personal
Participants are divided into smaller groups, each consisting of a
maximum of 3 persons. They will then be given a map of the school ground. The
idea is to look for as many markers as possible within a time limit.
Aims: To let participants do planning, teach co-operation among others,
time management and self-reliance.
Active, multi-faceted progression of trust building exercises that can
involve a large group of people. This usually begins the day and sets the
scene for other activities.
Aims: Break down inhibitions, generate trust in others and
confidence in individuals.
A range of quick thought generating team problems undertaken in groups of
about 12 persons.
Aims: Generate group spirit, communication and increase group interaction and sharing of ideas.
Problems and scenarios are presented to the group as a challenge to be
overcome. The wide variety of tasks all require creative thinking,
leadership and close team work.
Aims: Encourage planning and leadership while working towards
a single goal by a creative and fully involved team. Generate discussion
on improvements in the working of the group and allow a progressively
Run 2 miles along the beach and Outward Bound ridge through a jungle
with a scenery of the sea and island.
Aims: It is a good way to wake up the body and be ready for more physical activities. As a group activity it allows
participants to understand that the group will not go faster than the
To climb up 30 feet on 6 widely spaced ladder rungs.
Aims: To challenge individuals to push themselves beyond their
limits and develop teamwork among their peers.
Plan, construct, launch and race a raft in the river along the school.
Aims: Planning, creative thinking, team work and leadership
are all inherent aspects of this activity that can be organised as a
competition between groups.
A mock up exercise simulating a "problematic" press company. In order
to get back their reputation as one of the best newspaper companies in town,
they have to publish a newspaper with a limited amount of fund. Due to this
fact, they have to perform some charity activities, selling and buying of
items, show to the public and compete in some of the competition to get
enough money to publish what may well be the final issue of their newspaper.
Aims: A multi-faceted project planning exercise require resource and time
management, presentation, leadership and team cohesion.
Reinforce the cohesion between the participants, exchange information about
the OB community, decide the activities of the day and what the group
want to achieve.
Learn how to row a 27ft sailboat called a 'Whaler' from the boathouse in Kawang River and later in the sea, which demands a lot of coordination
within 8 - 14 people.
Aims: Activate the sense of teamwork, co-ordination, communication
Group challenge to climb over a 14ft wall.
Aims: Teamwork, confidence and creative thinking.
A line set-up in the jungle which is tied from one tree to another. A
group will be blindfolded and navigate following the first point of the line
to the end.
Aims: Increase communication level, teamwork and leadership.
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"This was a very exciting, thrilling, fun and worthwhile course. We were
placed in situations to learn how teamwork and cooperation can help in
doing things better and achieving success. A powerful group spirit
developed with each member encouraging the other."
- an OBS participant from Standard Chartered Bank
White Water Rafting
Ropes Confidence Course
Team Problem Solving
OUTWARD BOUND SABAH
Locked Bag 181, 88996 Kota Kinabalu
Tel: 60 88 750311 (2 lines); 60 88 919529 Fax: 60 88 750312