Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Night Activities Campout
Re: Night Activities Campout
Bradley K Dye
Sat, 7 Aug 1999 15:39:36 EST
Here are some activities I use to use when I ran a Midnight Madness hike back
in the early '80's at Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation.
1. a compass course using flares ( or light sticks) as markers for the scouts
to map out.
2. stretch string - about 200 yards, through the words at varying heights and
crossing over itself at several junctures. Then blind fold the patrols. have
them place their left hand on the string and their right on the shoulder of
the scout ahead. Then they must negotiate the course as a unit, not losing
contact. This can be tricky on ascents, descents and turns.
3. a little astronomy lesson, with direction finding included.
4. a perpetual "ghost story". Participants circle the small campfire, with
one scout holding a piece of wood. The holder starts a story with a couple
of lines then passes the stick to someone else who then adds his couple of lines
then passes the stick along. a group stream of conscienceness.
hope it helps,