We need you to help us recreate the board game ‘Mousetrap’, on a gigantic scale, for part of our evening programme! As a unit, you need to build a small section of the course, before getting to WINGS. Your section could be a Barbie doll at the top of a zip wire, a line of giant dominoes, a wind-up car racing down a slope to knock over a tower of bricks... anything with stored potential energy. The section must be triggered by a small push (about the amount of energy you'd use to activate a doorbell) at a height of 1 metre, and finish by supplying a trigger push to the next groups' section, at the same height. We'll line up all your creations, which should be able to set off the final section, built by the sub camp team! Prizes will be awarded for creativity! Why not send photos of your design and construction phases in, to be included in the next of the newsletter? If you have any questions, please email:
As part of our sub camp programme, we'll be running a series of talks by some special scientific guests. All will be revealed at WINGS itself, but they'll be a lot more exciting than a normal Science lesson!
Is anyone from your unit (leader or young person) going to be celebrating a birthday during WINGS? If so, drop Flic an email
) with their name, the unit they're in and which day they'll be celebrating.
If you are from an international unit, or are the UK link group for a unit from overseas, don't worry! You will be camping in a larger pitch with your partner unit, to allow you to easily share equipment.
As you know, you can order pink sub camp clothing through the shop online. Merchandise may be available at the camp itself, but there is no guarantee there will be much there for very long, so it's recommended that you get it in advance.
WINGS Got Talent
We are still taking entries for WINGS Got Talent. If your unit has a talent that you want to show off, email our programme manager, Adam, telling him the name of your unit, how many people are involved and what it is you want to do.
I hope your plans are going well for the World Fair? Don't forget, we need you to create a stall that shows something about the area where your unit is from. All the information you need is on the news page of our website. Your activity must be risk assessed.
Don't forget we'll be hosting a fancy dress Science party on our sub camp, so get creating your costumes! How about dressing up as a nutty Scientist, or maybe you could make an atom outfit?! The more creative, the better!
Once again, that is everything for this month. As always, if you have any questions, please get in touch using the information in the side bar. Until next time, happy Scouting and Happy Guiding!
Science Communications Manager