14 Signs You Might Have Stumbled into a Youth Group

Some of the customs of that strange world.

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You’ve heard about them from friends. You’ve seen their events listed in your church bulletin. But you can’t fully appreciate that singular phenomenon called “youth group” unless you have actually attended one.

Here are a 13 clues you can look for to confirm you’ve made it to the right place:

1) The standard greeting is an awkward side-hug

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via Christina Longfoot / Pinterest

2) There’s a band with way too many guitar players

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dlewis5 / Flickr

3) People are wearing pantyhose on their heads for some reason

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via youthleaderstash.com
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via Renee Twigg / Pinterest

4) Children are being duck taped to the wall

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via youthministryideas.net

5) You’re being pressured into doing something disgusting with food

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northfieldchristian.org

6) There’s not enough seats, and whenever you try to sit down everyone keeps “shuffling their buns

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CrittendenBYG / YouTube

7) Someone is having their whole body wrapped in something

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via insideoutchurch.wordpress.com
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via studentministry.org

8) People are stuffing their mouths full of marshmallows

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via jennifergneiting.blogspot.com

9) The leader is way too cool

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via revolfaith.com

10) There’s an old couch with the springs broken that everyone wants to sit on

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via libertypres.blogspot.com

11) You’re positively certain that about 7 people are on the verge of breaking bones

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via churchleaders.com

12) Youth leaders suddenly storm in with unloaded guns and make everyone think they’re going to die for the faith

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via giphy.com

13) People are sitting in circles baring the deepest, darkest corners of their souls

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Wayne Miller / Flickr

14) Teens are having the time of their lives, making great friends, and growing closer to Christ!

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CliffMuller / Flickr

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