Friday, May 24, 2013

Meeting #30: Camp Planning

Camp-Out (CO)

Basic Camper (BC)

 I found this great activity idea on a site called GuidingWorks. It's called Program in a Plastic bag. The program we used was called "Start of Year Challenge 2007", though we used it for camp planning at the end of the year. We left out some activities and changed or added some others.

We didn't start with Horseshoe. We gave the Patrols their Patrol papers and they just had to start!

The girls seemed to have a lot of fun, and they had active activities mixed in with sitting and writing activities. They worked for about 90 minutes, and each patrol ended up completing about 8 of the activities we gave them.

These are the activities we did:
Activity #1: Technology

INSTRUCTIONS: Using one piece of 8 ½” x 11” paper, create a bridge between two chairs spaced 18cm apart that is strong enough to hold a book.
Equipment: Two chairs, Piece of 8 ½” x 11” paper, 18 cm piece of cardboard, Program book
Activity #2: Camp Planning
INSTRUCTIONS: Help plan camp!
Pick a theme for camp.
Plan camp activities—crafts, games—to go with the theme

Activity #3: Camp Menu (BC#1)
INSTRUCTIONS: Plan what we will eat at camp!
Methods of cooking: Camp fire, box oven, camp stove

Required meals: Friday night mug-up, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday morning snack, Saturday lunch, Sturday afternoon snack, Saturday supper, Saturday night mug-up, Sunday breakfast, Sunday morning snack

We gave them printouts of food ideas.

Activity #4: Knotting
INSTRUCTIONS: Learn one new knot from a book. Everyone must be able to demonstrate it.
1. Find out when it is used.
2. Know its name.
3. Ask for help to learn it only if you can’t figure it out.
Equipment: Rope per person, Knot book

Activity #5: Camp Skills (BC#2)
INSTRUCTIONS: Make up a personal kit list for a camp under canvas for two days and two nights.

Activity #6: Dexterity
INSTRUCTIONS: Complete a jigsaw upside down without peeking. When you are finished, turn it over to see the picture.
Equipment: Puzzle

Activity #7: Partying
INSTRUCTIONS: Make a list of activities we can do for our End of Year party!

Activity #8: Gadgets
INSTRUCTIONS: Make a camp gadget.
Equipment: Sticks, Rope, Program book

Activity #9: Thinking
INSTRUCTIONS: Each person has a chair. There is one extra chair. Get your Patrol from one end of the hall to the other without touching the floor. One of your members is blindfolded.

Equipment: Chairs, Blindfold (uniform scarf)

Activity #10: Lifeline
INSTRUCTIONS: Every member of the Patrol must throw a lifeline to a drowning person 6 metres away.
Equipment: Rope

Activity #11: Teamwork
INSTRUCTIONS: Keep a balloon off the floor by teamwork for three minutes.
Equipment: Balloon

Activity #12: Minutes
1. Stand in a circle. Every Guide closes her eyes. At the word “Go”, each Guide must estimate the length of a minute, and sit down when she thinks the minute is up. Ask a Leader to tell you who was closest.
2. How many times can each Guide touch all four walls in a minute? Write down your score.
3. Every Guide must balance on one foot for one minute. Ask a Leader to time you.
Equipment: Leader, Stopwatch

Activity #13: Candles
INSTRUCTIONS: Tie your hair back. Light a match, then a candle, blow out the candle, light the candle etc. Keep score of how many times you can light one candle with one match.
Equipment: Candle per person, Box of matches

Activity #14: Bedrolls (CO#3)
INSTRUCTIONS: Tie a proper bed roll.
Equipment: Tarp, sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, stuffed animal, bungee cords/rope

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