Re: Space Theme at Cub Camp
Paul Cammidge (pc@HCA.CO.ZA)
Sat, 22 Oct 1994 16:19:45 +0200
>The Region I work with is running a weekend camp for about 1200
>Cubs and Leaders in June of 1995. The theme of space has been
>chosen for the camp. The age range of the Cubs is 8 - 11 years.
>If anyone out there has any ideas that might be used in such a camp,
>I am mainly looking for activities, games, crafts, etc., that can
>accomodate 20 to 50 Cubs at a time, and within our price range.
>Anyone with ideas or suggestions can contact me at
>email@example.com, I would really appreciate it.
>Jim Butler - ARC Training, Northeast Avalon Region (Scouts Canada)
>NF Dept. Natural Resources, 95 Bonaventure Avenue, St. John's, NF, A1B 4J6
>voice: (709) 729-2172 fax: (709) 729-3493
Unfortunately, I have never run a comp on a space theme - but I think it is
a great theme and might use it for scouts one day.
What I can suggest, and I have used it for many other themes so I suppose
you could adapt it, it to wake the scouts up in the morning with 'theme
music' instead of a whistle. We had a survival camp where we had lions
roaring, elephants trumpetting???, etc. How about the famous 'one small
step for man...' recording or some queen music or star trek music. I have
always found that this works well. (yes, you will probably need a public
address system if they are camping outdoors.)
You could also 'specialise' in either the real (space exploration, moon
landing, hubble telescope, etc) or the fantacy (aliens, ufo's, etc). In the
latter case you could center the games around 'the alien have landed - find
them and capture them or something along those lines.
Sorry that I can't give much more help than that, but if you are short of
ideas, give me some more details of the activities and theme and I could
make further recommendations. At the moment, by major involvement in
scouting is planning wide games, etc for scouts, especially the hi-tech ones.
Oh yes, and don't forget to rename your menu items appropriately (spagetti
is called 'crater worms', etc)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City