Follow the Light Camping Activity
|This Activity is meant for older campers.|
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.
|Required:||flashlight for each camper.|
|Notes:||Emphasize that everyone needs to have a buddy.|
|All campers gather at an open spot. There should be at least two flashlights on and easily visible from the surrounding country.|
Two campers (as a buddy team) are given a small flag and sent out into the night with their flashlights turned off so they are more difficult to see.
The two campers go as far away from the rest of the group as they can in the alloted time but they must still be able to see the lit flashlights.
After 4 or 5 minutes, the leader blows a whistle to signal to the hiding campers to show themselves. The two campers should light their flashlights and wave them around for at least 5 seconds while all the other campers try to see them.
As soon as the two campers turn off their flashlights, they should get comfortably seated or stand and wait silently until they are found.
Each of the other campers makes his way as quickly as he can to where he believes the two campers are located. The first two campers to reach them get their flag. The two found campers turn on their flashlights and wave them to signal that they have been found and they are now at the new gathering point. Meanwhile, the two campers that found them head off in some direction to set up a new hiding spot. Once everyone has reached the new starting point, the whistle signals a new round.
This can continue as long as interest and time allow.