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Discovery Scavenger Hunt

Give each patrol a list and half an hour to see how many items they can locate within the boundaries of your play area. Remind Scouts of the importance of making minimum impact. They write notes on the items they observe in each category but do not collect specimens.

When the hunt is over, patrols gather and compare findings. If their report includes particularly interesting observations, take the whole troop for a walk to see them.

Patrol Instructions

As a patrol, find as many of these natural items as you can within the designated area.

  1. Two things with chlorophyll in them
  2. Coniferous trees
  3. Things that fly
  4. Parasites
  5. A natural object that is red
  6. Plants with berries
  7. Something you might use if you were fishing
  8. Something that swims
  9. Evidence of death
  10. Insects
  11. A natural object that is blue
  12. Things that are part of the food chain
  13. Evidence of disease
  14. Mammals
  15. An example of the interdependence of natural things
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