The Big Question?

What is a Game?



The Elements of a Game


   Against another team

   Against a standard

      Skill versus Luck or Chance

      Has a Beginning, Middle and End

      Can be understood/learned (and quickly for our purposes)

      Can be won

   Challenging is good

   Impossible is useless


      For Camporee, a game has a point

  Test a skill

  Test knowledge

  Should be reasonable common knowledge of average participants

  Test teamwork

  Test leadership and follower-ship

Sources of Game Ideas


   Boy Scout Handbooks - Not just the current version

   Baden Powell Books

   Daniel Beard Books

   Other Programs




   Mountain Man Events

   Other Ideas?

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