Ground task is a part of GTO assessment. These will be conducted in ground as these are outdoor activities. It comprises of six activities:-
1) Progressive group task( PGT).
2) Group obstacle race(GOR).
3) Half group task(HGT).
4) Individual obstacle(IO).
5) Command task(CT).
6) Final group task(FGT).
PROGRESSIVE GROUP TASK(PGT):-
In this task, you’ll be required to go over four obstacles along with your fragile load. They don’t have any natural obstacles like river/ nalas so simple methods have been devised of drawing two white straight lines as out of bound. There by it becoming an obstacle to you. This obstacle you have to cross using certain helping material like plank, bulley an ropes. In between the out of bound area, there will be some structures placed to help you bridge across the obstacles. There are certain rules that need to be followed for doing these obstacles. The rules are as follows:-
GROUP RULE:- In this, you, all your helping materials and load must get across an obstacle before anyone of you can approach the next obstacle.
DISTANCE RULE:- Any distance of 4 feet or more in any plane can’t be jumped across. This distance can either be bridged across or you have to some how reduce distance less than 4 feet before you can jump across.
1) White:- it is in bound for you, your helping materials and also to your load.
2) Yellow/blue/green:- in bound to you but out of bound for your helping materials and load.
3) Red:- out of bound for you as well as your helping materials.
4) Natural colour:- no significance. Will assume which ever other colour is touching it.
RULE OF RIGIDITY:- you can’t tie two rigid helping materials together.
RULE OF INFINITY:- two white straight line i.e start and finish lines extend to infinity that means you can’t cross from side.
RULE FOR LOAD:- load is fragile(sensitive) and hence can’t be thrown or used as helping material.
RULE FOR ONE-TIME MOVABLE DRUM(OTMD):- in case you get OTMD, you can fit and keep anywhere in out of bound area. Once placed on ground, it can’t be moved.
RULE FOR INFRENGEMENT:- in case you break any rule, you should revert back to the location or place before which the rule was broken and re-start from that particular obstacle.
HALF GROUP TASK(HGT):-
Working in group you may feel you didn’t get enough opportunity. In this activity, the group will be divided into 2 half groups and each half will do obstacle in such a way that when one group will do, other one will not be allowed to see them performing and then other group will do after first group complete it. Obstacle will be like one of obstacles of PGT with same rules. Each half will get 15 minutes to do the obstacle.
Working as equals, some of you may have felt differently from the way a particular task was done on ground. In this task each one of you individually will be made commander for one task. Those of you in turn nominated as commanders will have authority to do the task the way you want without anyone’s interference. The task will be like one of the PGT with same rules.
The commander can nominate any two amongst the group members to help him in doing the task. You will get 10 minutes to complete the task. Those nominated as sub-ordinate by the commander should do as commander instructs because it’s commander’s task and it’ll be fair to him in case his wishes are fulfilled.
Sub-ordinate to suggest commander only if asked for suggestions.
GROUP OBSTACLE RACE(GOR):-
Till now your group has been functioning away from other groups. In this task your group will race with other along with load. The load will be in form of snake hence it’s also called snake race. There are certain rules that need to be followed during race. The group rule and colour rule will be applicable and once you lift snake, it can’t touch the ground until task is completed. The snake will follow the same route that you take or follow over the obstacle. While going over an obstacle at least three of you should be holding the snake but between the obstacles all of you should hold the obstacle. You can’t role, throw, fold the snake.
In case you break rules, you’ll be given penalty which can be either time penalty or may be even asked to repeat the task.
In this one, each one of you will have to do 10 obstacles in 3 minutes. Obstacles will be marked 1 to 10 which also indicate mark you get if you clear it. Once you tackle the obstacle, you will realize obstacle has not been placed serial no. wise that means you can do obstacle in any sequence you decide. In case you are unable to do any obstacle in 1st attempt you may repeat but move ahead if you couldn’t complete it even in second attempt and don’t keep wasting your time after that. After you complete remaining obstacle, if time remains, you can
Complete whatever is left and if you have completed all 10 obstacles before 3 minutes, you can also repeat as many obstacles as you can.
Based on the number of obstacles you repeat you get that many more marks. But Before repeating make sure that you completed all 10 obstacles. Moreover, you can repeat an obstacle only once.
FINAL GROUP TASK(FGT):-
For quite some time now, you have been functioning as individual. In This task, the whole group will be back again. The FGT will be like one of the PGT and same rules will be applicable here as well. You will be given 15 minutes to complete the task and this will be the end of ground tasks.