Ideas for '60's Theme Camp
Joanne Burns, Admin. Asst., History (BURNS@SSCL.UWO.CA)
Thu, 30 Mar 1995 11:36:46 -0500
Well, the votes are in. Our Girl Guide company (girls aged 9-12) have picked
a '60's theme for a camp at the end of April. It was really a neck-in-neck
race with another theme - mystery. We will also be camping with another Guide
pack and a Brownie pack. We will be doing most of our activities with the
Guides, and having a great campfire on Saturday night with all groups. The
Guides total 40 girls and 8 leaders. For the Sat. campfire, we would be 67
girls aged 7-12.
On Tuesday (Apr. 4), the Guide leaders will be having a camp planning meeting,
mostly thoughts on crafts, food, skits, games, anything else related to a '60's
theme. Here's where I need your help for ideas.
The following night, Wednesday (Apr. 5), we are holding a round-robin
Camp Skills Night for the Guides (our pack and another Guide pack that
we are also going with), and they will be learning how
to pitch a tent, waterproof a bedroll, how to pack, etc. One of the things
they will be involved with is menu planning.
One of the ideas we had was to give the Guides a choice of 3 menu items
per meal, and each group
would be responsible for choosing that menu (example: we're going on a hike
and we're having lunch on the hike. Sample choices could be: (1) stuffed
pitas, (2) tostadas (3) boil-in-a-bag ravioli. They would then have to reason
out that you would obviously have to make a fire or use a buddy burner to cook
the ravioli, etc.) So, what I need are actually ideas for menus based on a
'60's theme with more than one choice. We would be looking at a Friday night
snack, Saturday a.m. breakfast, lunch (on a hike or following hike), dinner
(this is usually the real theme thing), campfire snack, Sunday breakfast,
Sunday lunch (usually sandwiches).
*Camp Skills Night*
I also need ideas for what should be covered in this Camp Skills Night.
The Camp Skills night will be set-up as follows: The tent demo
will be first, followed by waterproofing the bedroll (each Guide is bringing
their sleeping bag, etc.). Then it was going to go to a round robin of
stations, one was packing, one was menu planning. We were hoping to have at
least 2 more stations on Camp Skills. My other thoughts were (1) putting
together a personal First Aid kit (or maybe we should do this at camp?) (2)
game planning, so that each group would be responsible for some game at camp,
example, scavanger hunt, etc., but wasn't sure how to work this one out, (3)
making firestarters; however, I don't know how long it would take.
I know this is actually two questions, but any thoughts on any of the above
would be greatly appreciated.
31B Beavers, 85B Brownies, 35 Guides
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City