Star Wars Boy Scout event Input needed

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    Star Wars Boy Scout event Input needed

    Star Wars Boy Scout event input needed
    I was asked today by the boy scouts of the Troop I am a Assistant Scoutmaster in to put together a Star Wars theme campout.
    The last theme campout our troop did was based on the movie “National Treasure” where the scouts had to find clues and solve puzzles like what was in the movie.
    I would like to get some input from fellow Star Wars fans as to the direction I can take this theme and share any ideas for activities the scouts can do that weekend.
    I am sure I am leaving out some details that you might need to know and for that I apologize I just found out today and I don’t know a lot of the details.
    Mike P

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    Re: Star Wars Boy Scout event Input needed

    You could go with a "Jedi Training" type activity like how Yoda trained Luke, you could do like an obsticle course with stops along the way where the scouts would "learn the ways of the force" (jedi-ish teaching with real life application) and then the last task could be "building a lightsaber". For the building a lightsaber portion you could have crystals burried in a specific area that the scouts have to dig up and find and then have parts of lightsabers ready to put together with a place to put the crystal on the inside. Then the best part; combat training (lightsaber fight!)

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    Re: Star Wars Boy Scout event Input needed

    Bounty hunter training:

    1. Reading maps.
    2. Tracking.
    3. Shooting practice (Archery or air rifle shooting)

    Something like that?

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    Re: Star Wars Boy Scout event Input needed

    Saz. said: View Post
    Bounty hunter training:

    1. Reading maps.
    2. Tracking.
    3. Shooting practice (Archery or air rifle shooting)

    Something like that?
    Good ideas too!

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    Re: Star Wars Boy Scout event Input needed

    I'm an Eaglescout and I think it would be AWESOME to have a Star Wars themed camp out.

    El1te

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    Re: Star Wars Boy Scout event Input needed

    I found out tonight at our Troop Committee meeting that the Committee would like the Star Wars theme to be based around science.Any suggestion with that in mind.
    Great ideas thank you
    Mike

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    Around Science? hmm... Ok, this is kind of a far stretch... but you know those kits where you can "grow your own crystals"? Maybe you can do something like that only your "forging your crystal for your lightsaber". Or maybe you can teach them all how to make a circuit board like Fett's chest display?

    El1te

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    Re: Star Wars Boy Scout event Input needed

    Great idea! Not sure what your access to materials is though. I have a couple of thoughts.

    1) You can name some known heavenly bodies as "Hoth", "Dagobah" etc..and tell the scouts that they are Imperials looking for the rebel base.

    Use telescopes and have them read and decipher the map coordinates for these bodies. verify they have found "Hoth" and allow them to move on to the others. Just a way for them to learn about navigating the night sky.


    2) I was once given a test with many objects written on a piece of paper. The test was designed to rank importance of items needed if you were stranded on the moon in the order of importance for survival in space. ie: oxygen tanks, water, a pistol, a solar shelter, food, a flashlight, radiation space suit, batteries, etc...

    It might be a good way to get them to think about survival on the moon while awaiting rescue. Also it would give them an opportunity to understand why each item is prioritized based on space survival. So a good science lesson there.

    3) Go to your local grocery store or some place similar. Get a cooler with dry ice. Conduct experiments in "carbonite" freezing using some bugs or something similar. Discuss the effects of freezing a human. Focus on the science what do they notice about the bugs, real problems with freezing humans for extended space travel based off their experiment. Cell damage, muscle atrophy. Lots of biology involved.

    4) Laser tag at night. Followed by a discussion or preceeded by one about lasers, heat, light, show some film clips, discuss the armor the stormtroopers are using..why is it always ineffective? LOL!


    I have more ideas too but these are some right off the top of my head. Lots of info on the net I'm sure regarding these experiments. Sounds like fun. Good job teaching the boys and I'm sure you all will enjoy the experience. Keep us posted.


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    Re: Star Wars Boy Scout event Input needed

    Could always build Star Wars ships as rockets and then launch them, talk about aerodynamics etc. Realities and theories of space flight would also fit into that. Everyone else that has chimed in has some great ideas.

    What age group is this targeted at?

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    Re: Star Wars Boy Scout event Input needed

    never_ending_fett has a good one.
    My son is in scouts, and their favorite activity is launching rockets. It's a great time to explain the mechanics of aerodynamics and experiment with different shaped rockets.
    If you do this make sure you have lots of extra parts. Running to the store to get more rocket engines is not fun when 10 hyper kids are waiting impatiently :P

    By the way, rockets and pine cars don't mix when the kids are unsupervised. Long story -- Just FYI

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    I got it! Build a podracer!

    El1te

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    Re: Star Wars Boy Scout event Input needed

    Wow what fantastic ideas...Thank you so much for the
    kick start..
    The ages are between 10 and 17.

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    Re: Star Wars Boy Scout event Input needed

    That's a pretty big spread. I'm sure it's hard to have activities that keep everyone engaged. Let us know how it goes!

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