It was such a fun week with all of you, and I am sure that everyone enjoyed their time in the outdoors. The Foxes and Ravens completed their challenges which they were going to do this past week however, Hurricane Teddy cancelled our plans. They solved a word puzzle, played the marble game, and played Steal-the-Sticks with balloons. The Falcons played lots of games and completed alternate challenges such as a scavenger hunt throughout the woods, and played an intense game of Capture the Apples.
Beginning with the Foxes, we played a word puzzle and they were given clues as to where the letters were hidden. Whenever we collected all of the letters, we assembled our word, “WONDERS”. After that, we moved on to play a game with pipes and marbles. Each Fox had a pipe and guided a marble throughout the series of pipes. Maleah’s problem-solving skills allowed the team to succeed with the most creative approach to the game.
Later, we played Steal-the-Sticks but with balloons! It was fantastic to see the game unfold as the teams came up with different tricks to win. Brody’s idea to blow up the littlest balloons was awesome because none of his team’s balloons popped!
For the Ravens, they began with the word puzzle as well, in which case, Cohen’s ability to find the jars containing the letters was superior! The Raven’s attempt at the marble game was a roller coaster as they changed their plan of attack multiple times. Although it was difficult, they took home the prize of fastest time guiding their marble through the pipes, 35.4 seconds.
Next, we played Steal-the-Sticks and as the team played, Jake and Ryker gathered old potatoes which led them into first place this week for the most points. Those boys sure are competitive and care about their team. Thanks Jake and Ryker for your help!
Finally, the Falcons had a different week compared to the Foxes and Ravens but it was clear to see that they enjoyed it just as much. We started off with a scavenger hunt where the Falcons had to find various items like a feather, pinecone, and fir tree needles.
To end off the evening, we played Capture the Flag with old apples! Each team had their own strategies that led them to success. Both teams had a bucket of apples and they dared to cross the line to race for the opposing team’s apples. If you were lucky, you made it out without being tagged and with an apple in one hand. Great work Falcons!
In the end, it was a week full of tough challenges that required patience and teamwork. Everyone’s participation and kindness goes a long way as we all work together as a team. I know that all three groups will have more and more fun as we continue through these autumn months. Thank you everyone and we’re excited to see you all again this week!
Yours in adventure,
Sarah, Georgia, Sophie, and Mr. Paton