I am REALLY excited to share something I've been working on for awhile now... a Scout-themed mystery hike! It combines elements from Urban Adventure Quests, the Clue board game, and the Encyclopedia Brown mysteries I loved as a kid (affiliate links). It's called 'The Case of the Missing Scoutmaster'.
While it takes place in Fairfield, California and stars Scouts from Troop 482, everyone is welcome to play along. If you live close enough to do the hike in person, click here for the instructions for this 2.5 mile urban hike. If you're not local, click here to solve the mystery by using Google Maps. Enjoy!
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SO AWESOME!!!!!! I love this idea!!!!!ReplyDelete
This is such a good idea. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. As such, after solving yours via Google maps, I created one for my scouts in our town.ReplyDelete
That's great! Thanks for letting me know.Delete
Agreed. I solved it at home with my teen and we had a great time. My younger ones like the math mystery so will be incorporate your outdoor ideas into our next camp. Thank you!!Delete
I agree - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, especially in this case. I too solved your mystery via Google Maps and am creating a local one for my Cubs.Delete
Thank you for this great activity! We are your neighbors down in Pleasanton, so I modified it to use the Pleasanton Centennial trail and landmarks in the area. A great activity especially during this time when families are looking for adventures out of the house.ReplyDelete
I grew up in Livermore, so I'm very familiar with Pleasanton. What a great idea using the Centennial Trail!Delete
Just an update...we've had over 30 Cubs and Scouts (plus their families and/or friends) complete the hike and solve the mystery. Thank you for the great idea!ReplyDelete
I'm so happy to hear that! Thanks for letting me know.Delete