Camp Challenges


I have used the following challenges in past camps for Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Guiders. Some of the challenges require adult supervision; eg. search for a tadpole. Also instruct the girls about damage to the environment; eg. # 11. I also have all sorts of resources and books available to the girls to help with some of the challenges; eg. plant books, tree books etc.

Challenge List

1. Recycle an object into something useful
2. Identify 5 trees
3. Identify or describe 8 items with a magnifying glass
4. Find nature items beginning from A to Z
5. Construct a simple shelter and spend time in it with a friend
6. Be the first to fall asleep
7. Pick up 15 pieces of garbage and be prepared to talk about man's influence on the environment
8. Create a poem and read it at Guide's Own
9. Make a treasure keeper
10. Don't complain for one day (compulsory for all!)
11. Make a nature centerpiece for the table
12. Lying on your back, observe the night sky
13. Do a good turn
14. Don't speak during one meal
15. Complete the Fire Safety questions
16. Search for a tadpole
17. Find the most interesting pebble
18. Lie on your back and record every sound you hear in 15 mins.
19. Make notes about wind, clouds and other weather data and make a forecast for the next day
20. Find a plant that is useful to man
21. Turn over a stone or a log and sketch what was under it
22. Collect leaves of different shades of green and arrange them from darkest to lightest
23. Sleep under the stars for 1 night
24. Complete an acrostic using the letters in N A T U R E
25. Sketch your favourite area at camp
26. Follow an insect for 5 minutes
27. Using one match, light a fire and keep it going for 10 minutes
28. Identify 8 wildflowers
29. Build a bird's nest
30. Find a spider's web. Tell where you found it, how big it is and what it looks like
31. Find different nature objects that start with the letters in your first name
32. Make a sundial
33. With your patrol, carry out a 10 minute exercise before breakfast
34. Be the first patrol to have lights out and all quiet at night
35. Make a tent peg
36. Invent a new camp gadget
37. Teach a new song
38. Keep your gear tidy for one day
39. Do your duties/kapers without being told
40. Find north without using a compass
41. Help plan a Guide's Own
42. What is the worst thing that can happen at camp? Present it in mime
43. Tell how to start a fire without using matches
44. How many reef knots can you tie in a minute?
45. Learn a new knot
46. Play an observation game
47. Help plan a campfire
48. Write a short letter to a Guide at camp
49. Watch a sunrise
50. Go for a walk with a friend. Find five things you have in common
51. Eat a meal blindfolded
52. Make up a cheer or yell for your patrol
53. Learn a new camp grace
54. Build a chair for a leader to use at campfire
55. Lay a trail for someone else to follow
56. Make up a song or rap about camp
57. Make a nature mobile
58. Make a kite and fly it
59. Draw a map of the campsite
60. Hide a treasure and give at least 5 compass clues
61. Make your site comfortable using gadgets you have made
62. Feed a leader
63. Build a woodpile and keep it dry
64. Make and play an instrument
65. Do a 30-second commercial for Guiding
66. Construct an LDU (Liquid Disposal Unit)
67. Make a stretcher and carry someone on it
68. Teach a game
69. Design a craft
70. Add a new challenge to the list

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