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Idea Walk

At the beginning of each program cycle (season), your Section decides on the adventures it will share over the months ahead. To make sure that your program is balanced, use your Section Map to think about the six Program Areas. What adventures will you share for each place on the map?

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Plan

  • What materials do you need for this planning adventure?
  • How will you review the adventure ideas for each Program Area?
  • How will you choose which adventures to do?

Do

  • The activity finder can be a good source of ideas for the different Program Areas, and the collective creativity of the group is another great source.
  • Set up white-board stations or paper and pencils around your meeting hall, one for each Program Area.
  • Circulate around the meeting hall in teams, writing down or drawing your adventure ideas for each Program Area. Take a few minutes at each station before rotating.
  • If another person has already written down one of your ideas, or if you see an idea that sounds like a lot of fun, put a checkmark next to it.
  • Review the Section’s ideas in small teams. Your team leader can then tell the Section Leadership Team what your team is most excited to try.

Review

  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • What adventure ideas are you most excited to do?
  • What good ideas most surprised you?
  • Would you use this approach again in the future? Why or why not?
  • What would you do differently next time?

Keep it Simple

  • Rather than moving around the room as a team, give each person a piece of paper with the six Program Areas on it (or a piece of paper per Program Area). Each person should write or draw their adventure ideas for each Program Area.

Take it Further

  • After doing this activity, create a list of different adventures, sorted by Program Area. Write the ideas down on chart paper and put them up around your meeting area. Give each person a set number of small stickers. Use your stickers to vote on the ideas you like best!