Collecting Sasquatch Fur Camping Activity
|This Activity is meant for older campers.|
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.
|Required:||wool or yarn, not too brightly colored, cut into 1 foot lengths.|
|Notes:||This is a good camp activity where there is a lot of terrain. It works well for 20 or less campers to track one Sasquatch. If you have more campers, have 2 Sasquatch go off in different directions and have 2 teams track each one. Each Sasquatch should have a different color of fur.|
|A leader is Sasquatch (Bigfoot). He takes the wool and heads off into the woods while the rest of the group is doing some other activity, possibly cleaning up after lunch. (He should take another person with him). |
Along the trail, about every 20 yards or so, Sasquatch should drop a length of wool, or tie it to a bush, or cling it to a tree trunk or on a branch. At the end of the trail, he should find a somewhat secluded place to rest and wait for the teams to follow the trail to him. Silence is not that important so he can chat with his buddy while waiting.
After Sasquatch has been gone for at least 15 minutes, the activity leader takes on the role of a nature scientist whose life work is to investigate Sasquatch sightings. He calls everyone together to explain that Sasquatch was recently sighted near camp and we believe he may still be in the area. Sasquatch fur is extremely rare and he will give out a handsome reward to anyone that can bring him some - a larger reward for more fur.
The scientist then shows what Sasquatch fur looks like and points out a sample hanging nearby (or two samples if using two Sasquatch).
The only rule to give the campers is that when someone finds a piece of fur, they must immediately and loudly give their team yell. This tells their team leader to come to them to collect the fur and lets everyone else know where the trail was last seen. A team leader stealing another team 's fur would not be a good thing.
When the teams finally reach the Sasquatch, they should escort him back to camp to present him to the scientist. Teams are given rewards or points based on the amount of fur their members have collected.