Alien Treasure Game
This Game is meant for Boy Scouts, Webelos scouts.
3x5 index cards
Make an X of reflective tape on both sides of each index card.
Punch a hole in the card and make a big loop of string through the hole.
Play this game at night, the darker the better.
Before the game, go out through the woods and hang the cards from tree branches, distributing them over a defined area which should be quite large.
Intergalactic smugglers from Orion were chased to Earth by a posse of cosmic marshals. Just before being captured, the smugglers jettisoned all their treasure and escaped. Their treasure looks like silver, but it floats in the air.
Our job is to recover the treasure before the smugglers return to claim it.
Tell the scouts the area boundaries and the time limit.
Teams need to travel as a team, not singles. You can decide if they can break into buddy pairs or stay together as a whole team.
You can either let teams head out and discover what the 'treasure' is or give them more direction to use their flashlights to illuminate the floating silver objects.
You might have a reward for the most treasure returned or some reward for each piece of treasure.