MISSION IMPOSSIBLE


STAR TREK

Mission Details


STAR TREK


This is a short star hike providing a great opportunity to observe the heavens and learn about another part of nature.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

  • Powerful Flashlight for pointing
  • Luminous Star Charts (in case of cloudy weather)

    PHYSICAL ARRANGEMENTS
    We used a large open prairie for this event. The patrols approached the area along a dark trail through dense woods.


    ACTION

    The action of the patrol is to mainly listen and follow the staffer for this event.

    As the patrol approaches this area walking along the dark trail through the dense woods, the staffer appears from behind a large tree to suddenly meet them on the trail. (this can be dramatic) He then asks them to follow him quietly through the woods.

    As they follow him along the trail, he leads them from the dense woods and into a large prairie area or field where the sky opens up above them filled with millions of stars.

    He leads them to a large mowed area where they can lay down and stare up at the heavens.

    The staffer describes what a star is, a galaxy, etc. He points out a few constellations and tells of the stories behind their names.


    SCORING
    This event is more experiential than competative. Mostly patrols are scored on their scoutlike conduct and their ability to listen quietly.


    STAFF ACTIONS

    BE SOMEWHAT MYSTERIOUS
    It makes it more fun for the boys. Ask if everyone is there and take them on a hike to your field area.

    CHECK IN PATROLS
    EXPLAIN THE HEAVENS

    Once at the field and the boys are positioned on the ground, give instruction on star study. Describe the constellations by telling the stories of how they got their name. Explain how to use the stars to find north. Tell about how the stars guided ships. Point out manmade lights in the heavens as well.

    ISSUE EQUIPMENT
    If the night sky clouds over and the stars are hidden from view, then pass out the luminous star charts. You can continue with the same stories, but you will not have the dramatic visual aid of a star filled sky to aid you. Star charts are better than nothing.

    KEEP THEM MOVING
    At the end of the time, call the end quickly and get them back to the trail.

    Record the scores and send them to the next event at the prescribed time or cue.


    MISSION IMPOSSIBLE requires approximately 30 staff members.

    Events will conclude by 1:30am. Patrol Leaders will turn in their Patrol's computer disk before returning to their campsite. All Scouts/Webelos should be in their campsites and quiet by 2:00am.


    SCORING PATROLS

    Patrols will be given a computer disk. Scores will be written in a square on the disk. Each event will grade on a possible total of 10 points.

    Each event will have a 2 letter code. For the score, write the two letter code, followed by a score from 0 to 10.

    For example: SH9

    that would mean 9 points from Stealth Hike.

    CLICK FOR MORE MISSION DETAILS (events)

  • Laser Gauntlet (LG)
  • Blind Escape (BE)
  • Stealth Hike (SH)
  • Espionage Adventure (EA)
  • Star Trek (ST)
  • Jaws of Death (JD)
  • Solo Encounter (SE)
  • Secret Stranger (SS)
  • Enemy Encampment (EE)
  • Agent Rescue (AR)
  • Mystery Mission (MM)


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