Re: Camporee competitions
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 17 May 1993 15:19:58 EDT
some other ideas fro camporee SKILLS (only) related events:
1) materials required: study wood poles, and ropes
event: construct travois to transport one person a designated distance
to add some FUN !
2) materials required: two 8 foot long by 2x4 in boards, either drilled for
ropes, or attched eye-hooks for ropes.
event: all of the patroll except PL stand on the 2 2x4 holding ropes.
patroll has to negotiate simple "corse" under instuctions from PL,
while holding 2x4 onto feet with ropes! TEAMWORK! & leadsership!
3) materials: various obsticles, ropes, and scout n/c's or cloth for blind
event: Patroll is blindfolded excpet the PL. The patroll has to stay
together and navigate obsticles, with instructions from PL.
back to more normal stuff:
4) materails: ropes with assorted knots tied, on a board etc.
event: Scouts identify knots by name and function.
4a) Revese of 4) materials are ropes, and list of knots, maybe poles.
event: Scouts tie and identify knots listed, include lashings for poles.
5) PRIOR planning required: Tree and plant identification from bark and leaves
event: scouts indentify leaves and bark in sealed plastic bags.
maybe extra points to identify edibles
6) If camp has "short" compas course staked out used it. (may supply compas)
7) Measure distance accross a stream, and hight of building, tree or flagpole.
8) material large dead trees, two man saws or large BUCK saws:
event: each patroll cuts some wood for winter cabins. Given say 5 minutes?
could be done as a rellay race.
9) one last fun event: Scout master or assitants sit in a chair. GIven
and assorted pile of wood poles, ropes, tarps etc, one patroll from
each unit must "transport" SM accross some distance. (OPTIONAL MUD
or stream may be a OBSTACLE)
* spread all events way appart if posible. give them a MAP to find events
and try a RANDOM rotation with patrolls and events. Give the PL a raw egg
Just a quick summary of past events, hope it might help
Some events may BE mostly fun, but still have a point.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City