Category Archives: Quest Scouts

Why I Don’t Think I’ll Return to Quest Scouts

Quest Scouts is an interesting pursuit that appeals to me on many levels. There are a variety of activities to complete. There is a checklist of items to know what needs to be completed. There is a definitive goal.

Many of the activities have been quite interesting. I have been pleasantly surprised at several tasks, particularly some of the books that I have read.

Even so, I think Quest Scouts is a past pursuit of mine.

The expense and the inconsistent publishing schedule have been issues for me throughout. But that hasn’t kept me from returning as I have had a few times.

My current lifestyle is such that I am quite mindful of what I do and what I bring into my life. I have a box (I actually purchased) of bobbles and other od ends to house arts and craft supplies primarily to be used for Quest Scouts. The thing is, there are always more things to purchase to complete the tasks.

At some point, one has to consider the amount of stuff and money spent to pursue this. That’s what I am doing now. I can afford to spend whatever I want on this. It just doesn’t seem worthy of my wallet. Cost per unit of pleasure is too great for me, I guess.

Another component of this is the constant managing of stuff. I like my simple lifestyle. Managing the stuff complicates the lifestyle. It’s more work than I want to put into recreation. That’s the nut of it, I think. It is easier to not play than it is to do so. I have plenty of pleasure activities that I will not lack for entertainment.

Micro Quest 30: It’s A Fact!

It’s A Fact!
Trivia- we’ve all got some. Today’s micro objective requires two steps.

1) Post a trivia question below.

2) Check out other people’s trivia questions and answer one. Don’t guess at the answer, but instead research the trivia question and provide a link to where you found your answer. (Wikipedia is fine. This is for fun! However, if someone thinks a trivia answer is wrong feel free to correct it.)

Please only answer one trivia question, as we need to make sure there are enough for everyone to participate.

What is American bourbon, and why isn’t Jack Daniels bourbon?

The question I would like to ask is one I have asked since middle school. It’s not trivia, I suppose.

I am is a complete sentence. It consists of a subject (I) and a verb (am).

The contraction I’m is substituted for the words I am.

Why can’t this be a sentence?


Micro Quest 27: High Score

21-10-16 Micro Quest 27: High Score

High Score
1) Visit an arcade and play a pinball or arcade game.

2) Take a photo of your score (even if it isn’t a high score) and post it in our Facebook group! Alternatively, you can also share on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts.

After a big day in which Fritz had to play dutiful son/brother and having his event not materialize, he selected where we would eat tonight. We had to wait. What to do? Let’s hit an arcade!

The photographs do not show the full score. It was 21,500.

Micro Quest 26: Tube Time

Tube Time
While our “media” objective will normally support the theme of our monthly quests, 31 Micro Quests’ theme (or lack thereof) is the broad, “5-20 minute activities that provoke newness.”

1) Today’s micro objective is to watch at least one of the videos below. Watching all 4 videos will take you less than 20 minutes!

2) Let us know which video(s) you watched and what you thought of them in the comments below.

Cargo – short film from Daniel Foeldes on Vimeo.

Watched all four. Bike Thief was interesting. I don’t think I am particularly surprised. That’s sad, I suppose.

Jordanne I found to be very interesting. How come we hadn’t heard of this before? Would have liked to have seen some footage of her playing tennis.

I am not certain what to make of Cargo.

Life Looks Really Different Through an MRI Machine was neat. I liked that.

Micro Quest 25- Park It

Micro Quest 25- Park It

Park It
We know, it’s getting cold for some of you! Here at Quest Scouts Central in Portland, OR, it is starting to rain just a bit. While it is always good to be mindful of the weather, breathing cold fresh air is often better than breathing no fresh air at all!

1) Today’s micro objective is very straight forward- visit a park. Any park will do! Perhaps you have one down the street from your home? Or maybe just a short drive away? Spend a few minutes walking around the park and take in the sights. Even if this is a park you visit often, there are always new things to notice about your surroundings.

2) Take a photo while at the park and post it in our Facebook group! Alternatively, you can also share on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts.

One of the things I enjoyed about when my son was little was taking him to the park. It’s not that I had any choice as he wanted to constantly go. He liked to run, slide, and swing. He’s always liked being on the swings. I would push him forever on the swing. He just loved it.

Today we had some time to kill before we picked Beetle up from her theatre. We headed to a nearby park . . . just like old times. And there was Fritz on the swings. He may be too old for me to push him any longer, but we had a good time at the park.