- What categories of items will you include in your game?
- Will each category have its own letter or will you use one letter for all categories?
- How will you select a letter at random?
- How much time will you have per round?
- How will you score points?
- Select a series of categories of outdoor gear that you need for an adventure. Examples include: clothing, cooking/eating supplies, safety equipment, etc. You could also think about broad categories for outdoor activities, like outdoor games or places to sleep outdoors.
- Write down all of these different categories on a piece of paper – you can work alone or in teams.
- Select your letters. You can either choose one letter per category (this is a good idea if you’re repeating some categories) or one letter for all of the categories. Have a Scouter or random letter generator choose your letter(s).
- In a set amount of time, try to think of one item per category that starts with the letter you have chosen. For example, a piece of clothing for the letter S might be a scarf.
- When time is up, score your round. You might give everyone a point for each answer they came up with, or only award points for unique answers (an answer that no one else wrote down).
- What do you know now that you did not know before?
- What did you find challenging? What did you find easy?
- How can you use what you learned when creating a gear list for your next adventure?
Keep it Simple
- Rather than selecting letters for each category, try to come up with as many items in each category as possible! You might want to make your categories a bit smaller (e.g. clothing, outerwear and footwear, rather than just clothing).
Take it Further
- Choose a specific adventure to base your items on. Maybe an upcoming winter activity day or a summer canoe trip. Make sure your items are ones that you would bring on that adventure!