Great Northern Trails Goose Chase Mission List

 

Name Description
Any other geocache

With your parent’s permission, go to www.geocaching.com. Type in your city and state to locate public geocaches in your area. Pick one not already used in this event, and go find the cache.  Mark the cache as found and mention your troop number and team in the cache comments online and in the physical logbook.   To complete this mission, submit the GC code (7-character code starting with GC) of the cache you logged, as your answer.

[Related requirements: Geocaching MB #7]

Bear Creek: Find the Trail Head The Bear Creek Plants missions are at the Northshore Schools’ Bear Creek Campus Nature Trail near Woodinville Fire Station 35. Directions to the trail are also provided in the link. Once there, proceed to the other Bear Creek Plants missions.
Bear Creek: Plants 1-3

This mission is to identify native plants at the Northshore Schools’ Bear Creek Campus Nature Trail near Woodinville Fire Station 35. Fifteen plants are flagged with numbers on pink tape attached to the plant. Use the link below to print the plant ID scoresheet. Directions to the trail are also provided in the link. The trail is about 50 yards long.

[Related requirements: Nature MB #4g1, Forestry MB #1, First Class #5a, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods” #2 and 3]

Bear Creek: Plants 4-6

This mission is to identify native plants at the Northshore Schools’ Bear Creek Campus Nature Trail near Woodinville Fire Station 35. Fifteen plants are flagged with numbers on pink tape attached to the plant. Use the link below to print the plant ID scoresheet. Directions to the trail are also provided in the link. The trail is about 50 yards long.

[Related requirements: Nature MB #4g1, Forestry MB #1, First Class #5a, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods” #2 and 3]

Bear Creek: Plants 7-9

This mission is to identify native plants at the Northshore Schools’ Bear Creek Campus Nature Trail near Woodinville Fire Station 35. Fifteen plants are flagged with numbers on pink tape attached to the plant. Use the link below to print the plant ID scoresheet. Directions to the trail are also provided in the link. The trail is about 50 yards long.

[Related requirements: Nature MB #4g1, Forestry MB #1, First Class #5a, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods” #2 and 3]

Bear Creek: Plants 10-12

This mission is to identify native plants at the Northshore Schools’ Bear Creek Campus Nature Trail near Woodinville Fire Station 35. Fifteen plants are flagged with numbers on pink tape attached to the plant. Use the link below to print the plant ID scoresheet. Directions to the trail are also provided in the link. The trail is about 50 yards long.

[Related requirements: Nature MB #4g1, Forestry MB #1, First Class #5a, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods” #2 and 3]

Bear Creek: Plants 13-15

This mission is to identify native plants at the Northshore Schools’ Bear Creek Campus Nature Trail near Woodinville Fire Station 35. Fifteen plants are flagged with numbers on pink tape attached to the plant. Use the link below to print the plant ID scoresheet. Directions to the trail are also provided in the link. The trail is about 50 yards long.

[Related requirements: Nature MB #4g1, Forestry MB #1, First Class #5a, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods” #2 and 3]

Blyth Park: The Importance of Forest Canopy

Check out the informational signs in the park, and fill in the missing word(s) in the phrase below as your answer. For possible bonus points, come up with your funniest answer, like in a mad lib, and enter it as the caption.

“Trees are sponges for the carbon dioxide gases that are responsible for ________________.”

Blyth Park, 16950 W Riverside Dr, Bothell.

[Related requirements: Nature MB #1, Forestry MB #3a5, Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild” #7c]

Blyth Park: The Sammamish River, An Oasis for Life

Check out the informational signs in the park, and fill in the missing word(s) in the phrase below as your answer. For possible bonus points, come up with your funniest answer, like in a mad lib, and enter it as the caption.

“Scientists call the land along the river a ____________”

Blyth Park, 16950 W Riverside Dr, Bothell.

[Related requirements: Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild” #8, Soil and Water Conservation MB #5c, Forestry MB #3a, Nature MB #1]

Bookworm: Achievement Unlocked

Complete all of the Book related missions. After you complete all of the related missions, your team will be sent the answer to submit for this mission.

* Service: Life is an open book
* Libraries Rock!: Part A and B
* Redmond Art: Part J

Brightwater : Achievement Unlocked

Complete all 10 Brightwater missions. The Brightwater Missions are scattered across 70 acres of open space & wildlife habitat for public use at the King County Brightwater Clean-Water Treatment Facility.

Address: 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072

Once you’ve completed all the missions, your team will be emailed an answer to submit to get this bonus for completing the set!

Brightwater: Delta Pond

Use the map found at the attached link to navigate to Delta Pond along the Brightwater trails. Once there, submit your GPS location.

The natural areas, trails, and parking lots are open each day from dawn until dusk. Be sure to stop and read the great informational signs along the way to learn all the answers for the other Brightwater missions!

Address: 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072

[Related requirements: First Class #5a, Second Class #4, Environmental Science MB, Mammal Study MB, Nature MB, Soil and Water Conservation MB, Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild”, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods”, Webelos “Walkabout” #4]

Brightwater: Field House

Use the map found at the attached link to navigate to the Field House at Brightwater. Once there submit your GPS location.  Be sure to stop and read the great informational signs along the way to learn all the answers for the other Brightwater missions!

Address: 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072

[Related requirements: First Class #5a, Second Class #4, Environmental Science MB, Mammal Study MB, Nature MB, Soil and Water Conservation MB, Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild”, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods”, Webelos “Walkabout” #4]

Brightwater: Historical Highlights

Find the “Historical Highlights” sign somewhere in the Brightwater trails in Woodinville. As your answer, submit the set of missing words separated by a comma and space, as in “first word or phrase, second word or phrase”

1) By the early decades of the 20th century, the newly cleared land became a center for dairies and _____ farming.
2) Hollywood Farm was named for the __________ on site.

For possible bonus points, use the caption field to submit your funniest answers in MadLib fashion.

[Related requirements: First Class #5a, Second Class #4, Environmental Science MB, Mammal Study MB, Nature MB, Soil and Water Conservation MB, Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild”, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods”, Webelos “Walkabout” #4]

Brightwater: Know Your Wetlands

What can you do to help preserve Wetlands?
Check out the Brightwater trails and find the “Know Your Wetlands” sign and fill in the correct words.
As your answer, submit the set of missing words separated by a comma and space, as in “one, two, three”
1) Get to know your local wetlands and ______.
2) Dispose of ______ properly to keep stormwater clean.
3) Clean up after your pets and prevent pets from harassing ______.
For bonus points, use the caption field to submit your funniest answers in MadLib fashion.

[Related requirements: First Class #5a, Second Class #4, Environmental Science MB, Mammal Study MB, Nature MB, Soil and Water Conservation MB, Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild”, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods”, Webelos “Walkabout” #4]

Brightwater: Meadow Hill

Use the map found at the attached link to navigate to Meadow Hill along the Brightwater trails. Once there, submit your GPS location. The natural areas, trails, and parking lots are open each day from dawn until dusk. Be sure to stop and read the great informational signs along the way to learn all the answers for the other Brightwater missions!

Address: 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072

[Related requirements: First Class #5a, Second Class #4, Environmental Science MB, Mammal Study MB, Nature MB, Soil and Water Conservation MB, Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild”, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods”, Webelos “Walkabout” #4]

Brightwater: Otter Pond

Use the map found at the attached link to navigate to Otter Pond along the Brightwater trails. Once there, submit your GPS location. The natural areas, trails, and parking lots are open each day from dawn until dusk.
Be sure to stop and read the great informational signs along the way to learn all the answers for the other Brightwater missions!

Address: 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072

[Related requirements: First Class #5a, Second Class #4, Environmental Science MB, Mammal Study MB, Nature MB, Soil and Water Conservation MB, Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild”, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods”, Webelos “Walkabout” #4]

Brightwater: Restoring Salmon Habitat

 

“What can you do to help Salmon?
Check out the information signs at Brightwater trails in Woodinville and fill in the correct words.
As your answer, submit the set of missing words separated by a comma and space, as in “one, two, three”
1) Volunteer in your watershed planting trees and _____ salmon.
2) Pick up ___ waste.
3) Protect or replant ______streamside vegetation.

For bonus points, use the caption field to submit your funniest answers in mad lib fashion.”

[Related requirements: First Class #5a, Second Class #4, Environmental Science MB, Mammal Study MB, Nature MB, Soil and Water Conservation MB, Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild”, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods”, Webelos “Walkabout” #4]

Brightwater: South Habitat

Use the map found at the attached link to navigate to South Habitat along the Brightwater trails. Once there, submit your GPS location.  The natural areas, trails, and parking lots are open each day from dawn until dusk. Be sure to stop and read the great informational signs along the way to learn all the answers for the other Brightwater missions!

Address: 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072

[Related requirements: First Class #5a, Second Class #4, Environmental Science MB, Mammal Study MB, Nature MB, Soil and Water Conservation MB, Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild”, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods”, Webelos “Walkabout” #4]

Brightwater: Sustainable Gardening

What are the key elements of Sustainable Gardening?
Check information signs along the trails near Brightwater in Woodinville and fill in the correct words.
As your answer, submit the set of missing words separated by a comma and space, as in “one, two, three”
1) healthy ______
2) capturing rainwater for _______
3) avoiding invasive ______

For bonus points, use the caption field to submit your funniest answers in MadLib fashion.

[Related requirements: First Class #5a, Second Class #4, Environmental Science MB, Mammal Study MB, Nature MB, Soil and Water Conservation MB, Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild”, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods”, Webelos “Walkabout” #4]

Brightwater: Water Use in Expanding Cities

According to the informational signs along the trails at Brightwater, Seattle developed a _______ system by 1913.   What is the missing word?

For possible bonus points, submit your funniest wrong answer as the caption, in mad lib fashion.

[Related requirements: First Class #5a, Second Class #4, Environmental Science MB, Mammal Study MB, Nature MB, Soil and Water Conservation MB, Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild”, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods”, Webelos “Walkabout” #4]

Cache to Eagle #12: Part A

Find the “Chief Seattle (Cascade) Cache To Eagle #12” geocache. Part A just requires being within 50m of the correct location. Submit this mission once you’re nearby to confirm you’re in the right place. Then go on to part B.

[Related requirements: Geocaching MB #8a, First Class #4b]

Cache to Eagle #12: Part B

Find the “Chief Seattle (Cascade) Cache To Eagle #12” geocache. Inside the geocache logbook, you will find the answers.  The answer to this mission has two words:
First word: which point of the Scout law is associated with this cache?
Second word: the Great Northern Trails Goose was there! What did the goose say in the logbook?

[Related requirements: Geocaching MB #8a, First Class #4b]

Cache to Eagle #7: Part A

Find the “Chief Seattle (North Lakes) Cache To Eagle #7” geocache. Part A just requires being within 50m of the correct location. Submit this mission once you’re nearby to confirm you’re in the right place. Then go on to part B.

[Related requirements: Geocaching MB #8a, First Class #4b]

Cache to Eagle #7: Part B

Find the “Chief Seattle (North Lakes) Cache To Eagle #7” geocache. The answer to this mission has three words:
First word: the Great Northern Trails Goose was there! What did the goose say in the logbook?
Second word: which point of the Scout law is associated with this cache?  You’ll find it in the logbook.
Third word: somewhere close by is a plaque on an Eagle Project (check the cache description for hints on where the Eagle Projects are).  What’s the first name of the Scout on the plaque?

[Related requirements: Geocaching MB #8a, First Class #4b]

Cache to Eagle #9: Part A

Find the “Chief Seattle (Sammamish Trails) Cache To Eagle #9” geocache.  Part A just requires being within 50m of the correct location.   Submit this mission once you’re nearby to confirm you’re in the right place.  Then go on to part B.

[Related requirements: Geocaching MB #8a, First Class #4b]

Cache to Eagle #9: Part B

Find the “Chief Seattle (Sammamish Trails) Cache To Eagle #9” geocache.  The answer to this mission has three words:
First word: the Great Northern Trails Goose was there! What did the goose say in the logbook?
Second word: which point of the Scout law is associated with this cache?   You’ll find the answer in the logbook.
Third word: somewhere close by is a plaque about a garden donated as part of an Eagle Project. What’s the first name of the Scout on the plaque?

[Related requirements: Geocaching MB #8a, First Class #4b]

Cache to Eagle: Achievement Unlocked!

Complete all the Cache to Eagle missions in this event:
* Cache to Eagle #7: Parts A and B
* Cache to Eagle #9: Parts A and B
* Cache to Eagle #11: Parts A and B

For your answer, enter the three associated points of the Scout Law in the order they appear in the Scout Law.

[Related requirements: Geocaching MB #8a, First Class #4b]

Coin Collecting: Achievement Unlocked!

Complete all the coin-related missions. Once you’ve done so, your team will be emailed an answer to submit to get this bonus for completing the set!

* Coin Collecting: America the Beautiful
* Coin Collecting: Foreign Coins
* Coin Collecting: Happy Birthday!
* Coin Collecting: One of each
* Coin Collecting: State Quarters
* Service: National Coin Shortage

Coin Collecting: America the Beautiful 

Take a photo of someone standing like the Statue of Liberty,  showing 5 quarters from the “America the Beautiful Quarters®” program in your hand instead of a tablet.

[Related requirements: Coin Collecting MB #6, Photography MB #5f]

Coin Collecting: Foreign Coins

Work together as a team to make a collection of 50 foreign coins from at least 10 different countries.  Submit a photo of the 50 coins.  In the caption tell the countries your coins are from.

Having a hard time finding foreign coins? Check out GeoCache GC1F67R “Cash Cache”, but remember “A scout is honest”, and the cache owners request that you leave 2 coins for every one you take.

Coin Collecting: Happy Birthday! For each year since the year of your birth, collect a date set of a single type
of coin.  Take a photo of your collection with a birthday card in the photo.
Coin Collecting: One of each

Take a photo showing a set of current U.S. coins you have collected with a goose in the background. Include one coin of each denomination (cent, nickel, dime, quarter, half-dollar, dollar).

[Related requirements: Coin Collecting MB #7]

Coin Collecting: State Quarters

Submit a photo showing five different quarters from the State Quarters® coin series that have been in circulation. Since Washington is the Evergreen State, make sure something that is evergreen is also in the picture!

[Related requirements: Coin Collecting MB #6]

Farrel-McWhirter: Achievement Unlocked!

Complete ALL the Farrel-McWhirter missions:
* Farrel-McWhirter: Orienteering Parts A and B
* Farrel-McWhirter: How tall am I?
* Farrel-McWhirter: If a tree falls in the forest…

Once you’ve done so, your team will be emailed an answer to submit to get this bonus for completing the set!

Farrel-McWhirter: How tall am I?

Estimate the height, in feet, of the flagpole in the center of Farrel McWhirter park, and submit the number as your answer, rounded to the nearest 5 feet.  Include in the caption field the method you used. Score: 100 points if the guess is within 5 feet, a penalty of 10 points will be applied for every 5 feet (rounded down) off.

[Related requirements: First Class #4a]

Farrel-McWhirter: If a tree falls in the forest… Find the sign “Why Did This Tree Fall?” next to several fallen trees along the main path in Farrel-McWhirter Park.  Submit as your answer, the one-word answer to the final question on the sign.
Farrel-McWhirter: Orienteering Part A Find the starting location for the Farrel-McWhirter permanent compass courses. Once you are there, submit your GPS location. See the link to the attached instructions for Farrel-McWhirter Orienteering for more information.
Farrel-McWhirter: Orienteering Part B

Find a compass, a stopwatch (or app), and bring a buddy to Farrel-McWhirter Park in Redmond.  Following the instructions in the linked document, complete the Advanced Beginner compass course. Enter the answer without any spaces or punctuation.
For bonus points include the time elapsed for you to complete the course in the caption/comment field. 

[Related requirements: First Class #4a, Orienteering MB #7a]

Fluffy goes outside: #1 Is that goose registered?

Go to a site on the National Register of History Places.  Take a photo of a stuffed animal doing something interesting with the national register marker sign also visible in the photo.  Include the place name in the comment/caption.

[Related requirements: American Heritage MB #4a, Photography MB #5f]

Fluffy goes outside: #2 Circle of Life

Find a rock large enough to stand on, take a photo of a team member in Scout uniform standing on the rock holding a stuffed animal like Simba in The Lion King. (Be careful not to lose your balance!)

[Related requirements: Webelos/AoL “Earth Rocks” #2, Digital Technology MB #6e, Photography MB #5b]

Fluffy goes outside: #3 Goose Tracks?

Find and photograph evidence of wild animals (not pets) such as tracks or scat, with a stuffed animal in the picture somewhere.   (Make sure Fluffy doesn’t leave any evidence itself!)  As the caption/comment, say what type of animal you think left the evidence.

[Related requirements: Second Class #4, Photography MB #5e]

Fluffy goes outside #4: Gooseberry snack!

Find an “Oregon Grape” plant, and take a photo of a stuffed animal pretending to inspect it for berries. Make sure the leaves are clearly visible in the photo. Fun fact: It produces blue edible berries that are very tart!

See the Dull Oregon Grape info near the top of the attached link, or the Tall Oregon Grape info near the bottom of the link, for how to identify. One location is the Bear Creek Nature Trail (opposite Woodinville Fire Department, 12835 Avondale Rd NE, Woodinville), and another is North Creek Forest (20598 – 112th Ave NE, Bothell 98011. From I-405, take Exit 24, west on Beardslee, right on 112 Ave NE, park outside the gate).

[Related requirements: Nature MB #4g1, First Class #5a, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods” #3, Photography MB #5e]

Fluffy goes outside: #5 Are you OK?

Find an “Oregon Grape” plant, and take a photo of a stuffed animal pretending to inspect it for berries. Make sure the leaves are clearly visible in the photo. Fun fact: It produces blue edible berries that are very tart!

See the Dull Oregon Grape info near the top of the attached link, or the Tall Oregon Grape info near the bottom of the link, for how to identify. One location is the Bear Creek Nature Trail (opposite Woodinville Fire Department, 12835 Avondale Rd NE, Woodinville), and another is North Creek Forest (20598 – 112th Ave NE, Bothell 98011. From I-405, take Exit 24, west on Beardslee, right on 112 Ave NE, park outside the gate).

[Related requirements: Nature MB #4g1, First Class #5a, Webelos/AoL “Into the Woods” #3, Photography MB #5e]

Fluffy goes outside: #6 Schroedinger’s Goose

Create a human chalk outline on the sidewalk of a public place. Place Fluffy in the outline and get a stranger to approach Fluffy and ask “Fluffy, Fluffy, are you ok?”

[Related requirements: Second Class #6b]

Fluffy goes outside: #7 Mario Bros.

Oh no, Fluffy’s heart has stopped! Demonstrate CPR on a stuffed animal, outdoors. Hurry before your beloved buddy expires!

[Related requirements: First Class #7c, First Aid MB #7a, Lifesaving MB #15b]

Fowl Ball

Outdoors, try to juggle 3 objects while saying the 12 points of the Scout Law.  If you drop one, stop, pick it up and then continue where you left off. Score: 100 points minus 5 points for each object dropped before the end of the Scout Law.

[Related requirements: Scout 1a, Arrow of Light “Scouting” #1a, Digital Technology MB #6f]

Gaggle Time

Play “Assembly” on the bugle, trumpet, cornet, or similar instrument, to an assembly of action figures or stuffed animals or bobbleheads or similar audience you have assembled.

[Related requirement: Bugling MB #3, Webelos/AoL “Maestro” #2c, Music MB #1]

Geocaching: Achievement Unlocked!

“Complete ALL the geocaching missions:
* Cache to Eagle #7: Parts A and B
* Cache to Eagle #9: Parts A and B
* Cache to Eagle #11: Parts A and B
* Libraries Rock!: Parts A and B
* Any other geocache

Once you’ve done so, your team will be sent an answer to submit to get this bonus for completing the set!”

Goose Flambé

“Print a picture or make a drawing of a goose. Then build a wood fire outdoors, and take a photo that shows the paper cooking in or over the fire (goose must still be visible).

[Related requirements: Second Class #2c, Webelos/AoL “”Art Explosion”” #3a, Webelos/AoL “”Castaway”” #1b, Webelos “”Cast Iron Chef”” #3]”

Goose-Tied

Have 2 members of your team work together to collect scout staves or sticks to lash together.  Build something that would be useful at a campsite.  In a short video, demonstrate how to use your item.  Bonus points for the most creative useful items.

[Related requirements: First Class #3c, Digital Technology MB #6e, Pioneering MB #2c]

Grand-Mother Goose?

“Call a relative (who does not live with you) or family friend and interview them. Make sure you ask them about any pets or other animals they have interacted with. Submit as your answer an interesting detail (one sentence) you learned about them and an animal or even a stuffed animal. Bonus points for the most interesting/unusual fact.

[Related requirements: Webelos/AoL “”Project Family”” #1, Communication MB #4, Genealogy MB #3, Music MB #3b, Scouting Heritage MB #8]”

Intro Mission: Makeshift Lookout Tower

(This mission is released early as a sample, more will appear at 7:30 pm on Feb. 11 and in subsequent weeks, but this mission will continue to count for points.)

Where did that goose go?  You need a lookout tower!

Build a tower out of recyclable materials such as cardboard boxes and plastic pop bottles.  Try to make it taller than you!   Put a lookout on top of it, maybe an action figure or bobblehead or even a stuffed animal named Fluffy.  Take a photo or video of your tower using the GooseChase app, and add a text comment or caption to go with it.  It will be visible to other teams, so make it look epic or hilarious!

Recycle it once you’re done.

[Related requirements (for use by leaders): Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #3d, Photography MB #5f, Architecture MB #2b]

Intro Mission: Scout Law

(This mission is released early as a sample, more will appear at 7:30 pm on Feb. 11 and in subsequent weeks, but this mission will continue to count for points.)

Honk!  What’s the 13th point of the Scout Law?

Yes, we all know the Scout Law has only 12 points, right?   But if there WAS a 13th, what would it be?   All answers are acceptable and unlike most text-based missions, your answer to this one will be visible to all teams, so feel free to be crazy wacky funny!    You can change your answer later if you think of something better.

You can also optionally add a longer comment in the caption field if the answer requires an explanation, or just want to say something else.   Captions on all missions are always visible to all teams, so make sure you don’t put your answer in the caption field, but feel free to comment publically on every submission!

[Related requirements (for use by leaders): Scout #1a, Arrow of Light “Scouting” #1a]

Intro Mission: Scout Spirit

(This mission is released early as a sample, more will appear at 7:30 pm on Feb. 11 and in subsequent weeks, but this mission will continue to count for points.)

Submit a team/patrol logo and yell.   To submit the logo, go to the “My Team” tab in the GooseChase app, and tap the gear icon on the top right, then on the top right-click the “Edit” (for iPhone) or pencil icon (for Android), then the pencil icon in the middle of the screen where your logo would go. 

Finally, submit your team/patrol yell as your answer, which unlike most text answer missions will be visible to all teams.

You can also optionally add a longer comment in the caption field if your yell requires an explanation, or just want to say something else. Captions on all missions are always visible to all teams, so make sure you don’t put your answer in the caption field, but feel free to comment publically on every submission!

[Related requirements (for use by leaders): Scout #3b, Art MB #5c, Arrow of Light “Scouting” #3c, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #3g]

Kenmore: Achievement Unlocked! Complete all the missions in the Kenmore series.  Once you’ve done so, your team will be sent an answer to submit to get this bonus for completing the set!

* Kenmore Air Harbor: Parts A and B
* Kenmore Log Boom Park: Parts A through F
Kenmore: Air Harbor Part A The Great Northern Trails Goose is waterfowl, and what do waterfowl like best?   Water or flying?  How about both at the same time! Visit Kenmore Air Harbor, a seaplane airport at 6321 NE 175th Street, Kenmore, WA, 98028, and go in all the way to the customer check-in parking next to the water.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO INSIDE.

After submitting your GPS location, go on to Part B.

[Related requirements: Aviation MB #4a]
Kenmore: Air Harbor Part B For the aviation merit badge, you’d report on how runways are numbered, and how runways are determined to be “active”, but the runway here is the water!   (And it’s currently closed for Covid.)

Submit a picture of a team member doing their best “airplane” pose, with a seaplane and harbor in the background.

[Related requirements: Photography MB #5f]
Kenmore: Log Boom Park Part A Go to Log Boom Park in Kenmore.  Once you’ve logged the correct location for this mission, continue on to the other Log Boom Park parts, in any order.
Kenmore: Log Boom Park Part B Walk around and check out the signs in the area and you will find one of the informational signs was designed as an Eagle Project!

Using either that sign or others nearby, fill in the missing word(s) in the phrase below as your answer. For possible bonus points, come up with your funniest answer, like in a mad lib, and enter it as the caption.

“For 175 million years, the ___________________ heaved and pushed”

[Related requirements: Webelos/AoL “Earth Rocks!” #5]
Kenmore: Log Boom Park Part C Walk around and check out the signs in the area and you will find one of the informational signs was designed as an Eagle Project!

Using either that sign or others nearby, fill in the missing word(s) in the phrase below as your answer. For possible bonus points, come up with your funniest answer, like in a mad lib, and enter it as the caption.

“In the 1880s the 40-foot __________ (below) ran daily.”

[Related requirements: American Heritage MB #4c]
Kenmore: Log Boom Park Part D Walk around and check out the signs in the area and you will find one of the informational signs was designed as an Eagle Project!

Using either that sign or others nearby, fill in the missing word(s) in the phrase below as your answer. For possible bonus points, come up with your funniest answer, like in a mad lib, and enter it as the caption.

“In the early 1900s, lively Saturday nights in local saloons found loggers mingling with sportsmen who came from the Seattle area to fish or hunt ______.”

[Related requirements: American Heritage MB #4c]
Kenmore: Log Boom Park Part E Walk around and check out the signs in the area and you will find one of the informational signs was designed as an Eagle Project!

Using either that sign or others nearby, fill in the missing word(s) in the phrase below as your answer. For possible bonus points, come up with your funniest answer, like in a mad lib, and enter it as the caption.

“In the ocean, _______ grow rapidly for approximately 18 months, then, as mature adults, travel thousands of miles through the ocean and back to the place where they originated.”

[Related requirements: Webelos/AoL “Into the Wild” #8, Nature MB #4e1, Fish and Wildlife Management MB #3, First Class #9b]
Kenmore: Log Boom Park Part F In another part of Log Boom Park, you will find a sort of “wanted” poster on an Eagle Project.   The answer to this mission is two words:
First word: who or what is on the wanted poster (one word)?
Second word: What is the first name of the Scout whose name appears on the Eagle Scout Project plaque there?

[Related requirements: Environmental Science MB #3h, First Class #9b]
Libraries Rock!: Part A

Find the “Libraries Rock!” geocache. (This cache was created by a recent Eagle Scout, who turned 18 last year.)  Part A just requires being within 50m of the correct location. Submit this mission once you’re nearby to confirm you’re in the right place. Then go on to part B.

[Related requirements: First Class #4b, Reading MB #1a]

Libraries Rock!: Part B

Find the “Libraries Rock!” geocache. the Great Northern Trails Goose was here! What did the goose say?  You will find the answer in the logbook.

[Related requirements: First Class #4b, Webelos/AoL “Earth Rocks” #1a, Geology MB #1]

Orienteering: Achievement Unlocked!

“Complete all the Orienteering series of missions. Once you’ve done so, your team will be sent an answer to submit to get this bonus for completing the set!

* Farell-McWhirter: Orienteering Part A and B
* Farell-McWhirter: How tall am I?
* UsynligO Orienteering at Bridle Trails State Park
* Redmond Relay – Part A”

Redmond Art: A

Go on a walking tour of the outdoor art exhibits around downtown Redmond.  The entire walk is a little less than a mile long and goes past many important community buildings.

Begin at the compass on the SE corner of NE 83rd St and 160th Ave NE in Redmond.  Tap the button to submit your location (sometimes it takes a few seconds to settle on where you are), and then go on to step B.

[Related requirements: Art MB #1a and 6, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #1, Citizenship in the Community #2a, Webelos “Walkabout” #1]

Redmond Art: B

Head NORTH until you reach this horse and carriage art.  Then go on to step C.

[Related requirements: Art MB #1a and 6, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #1, Citizenship in the Community #2a, Webelos “Walkabout” #1]

Redmond Art: C

Head WEST across the street at the crosswalk and look for this totem pole.
Look at the plaque for it, and write down the 2nd letter of its title for use later in step L.
Then go on to step D.

[Related requirements: Art MB #1a and 6, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #1, Citizenship in the Community #2a, Webelos “Walkabout” #1]

Redmond Art: D

Continue WEST past several other pieces of art until you reach this red cedar carving.
Look at the plaque for it, and write down the 2nd letter of its title for use later in step L.
Then go on to step E.

[Related requirements: Art MB #1a and 6, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #1, Citizenship in the Community #2a, Webelos “Walkabout” #1]

Redmond Art: E

Continue WEST until you reach this bronze sculpture.
Find the plaque for it on the wall behind it, and write down the 6th letter of its title for use later in step L.
Then go on to step F.

[Related requirements: Art MB #1a and 6, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #1, Citizenship in the Community #2a, Webelos “Walkabout” #1]

Redmond Art: F

Continue NORTHWEST and find a 9th-grade sculpture that was inspired by a famous mathematician.
Look at the plaque for it, and write down the 2nd letter of its title for use later in step L.
Then go on to step G.

[Related requirements: Art MB #1a and 6, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #1, Citizenship in the Community #2a, Webelos “Walkabout” #1]

Redmond Art: G

Find a nearby globe shaped sculpture on your “Totally Awesome Trip”.
Look at the plaque for it, and write down the 2nd letter of its title for use later in step L.
Then go on to step H.

[Related requirements: Art MB #1a and 6, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #1, Citizenship in the Community #2a, Webelos “Walkabout” #1]

Redmond Art: H

Head SOUTH along the river trail and look for the “The River Returns” informational sign on the right.  In the bottom left is a historical photo of a ship named “May Blossom”.  Read the caption on the photo, and look for the word that is the type of ship in the photo.  Write down the 2nd letter for use later in step L.
Then go on to step I.

[Related requirements: Art MB #1a and 6, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #1, Citizenship in the Community #2a, Webelos “Walkabout” #1]

Redmond Art: I

Continue SOUTH along the river trail, past a sculpture with a hole in the middle (titled Portal, though the plaque is missing), until you see a woman who has been sitting there staring at a tree for 42 years.
Look at the plaque at her feet, and write down the 2nd letter of its title for use later in step L.
Then head up to the street you see above you and go on to step J.

[Related requirements: Art MB #1a and 6, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #1, Citizenship in the Community #2a, Webelos “Walkabout” #1]

Redmond Art: J

Head EAST along the road until you see this statue to your left.
Look at the plaque for it, and write down the 5th letter of its title for use later in step L.
Then go on to step K.

[Related requirements: Art MB #1a and 6, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #1, Citizenship in the Community #2a, Webelos “Walkabout” #1]

Redmond Art: K

Continue EAST along the road, crossing to the other side (you will pass another horse and carriage), until you see a fire fighter who is always there to lend a hand.
Look at the plaque for it, and write down the 11th letter of its title, and then go on to step L.

[Related requirements: Art MB #1a and 6, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #1, Citizenship in the Community #2a, Webelos “Walkabout” #1]

Redmond Art: L

You should now have 9 letters you wrote down during your walk, which form a nine-letter word.  Submit that word as your answer.

[Related requirements: Art MB #1a and 6, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #1, Citizenship in the Community #2a, Webelos “Walkabout” #1]

Scout Sign: Part A Go to the corner of 166th Ave NE and NE 83th St, Redmond, WA 98052 where the message board sign was restored as an Eagle Project.  After submitting this mission, then go on to do Part B.
Scout Sign: Part B

Go to the corner of 166th Ave NE and NE 83th St, Redmond, WA 98052 where the message board sign was restored as an Eagle Project.  Part of the message on the board will hint at an event related to Scouting.  Once you figure it out, look it up and enter the date of that event as your answer (example:  January 1, 2021).

[Related requirements: Scouting Heritage MB #1, Webelos/AoL “Looking Back, Looking Forward” #1]

Scout Spirit: I claim this land for…

Follow in the footsteps of history’s great explorers. Create a patrol/team flag related to your team name and take an epic photo of another team member planting it somewhere outdoors!

[Related requirements: Scout #3b, Art MB #5c, Arrow of Light “Scouting” #3c, Webelos/AoL “Art Explosion” #3g, Digital Technology MB #6e, Graphic Arts MB #3, Photography MB #5b]

Scout Spirit: Patch me thru…

As a team, make a collection of some of your personal patches and other Scouting memorabilia. With their permission, you may include items borrowed from family members or friends who have been in Scouting in the past.  Submit a photo of your collection.  In the comment/caption tell us about the oldest patch and/or the patch from furthest away.  Bonus points to the teams with the oldest and furthest patches.

[Related requirements: Scouting Heritage MB #6]

Scout Spirit: Pledge of Allegiance

While appropriately dressed in your scout uniform, conduct an outdoor flag ceremony.  Submit a 30-second video of the Pledge of Allegiance.

[Related requirements: Tenderfoot #7a, Second Class #8a, Arrow of Light “Building a Better World” #1]

Service: Cleanup Crew

Take a photo that shows at least 2 members of your team holding litter they found in the wild. Properly dispose of the litter when you encounter a trash can.

[Related requirements: Webelos/AoL “Project Family” #6b, Photography MB #5b, Tenderfoot #7b, Second Class #8e, First Class #9d, Star #4, Life #4]

Service: National Coin Shortage Before doing this mission, make sure you put the coins you need for the Coin Collecting missions aside in a safe place.
Find a Coinstar change counting machine, and use their kiosk to donate change to a charity such as the World Wildlife Fund. You helped a charity and you helped end the national coin shortage!
Submit an epic photo or video of you or a teammate donating coins at the kiosk.  In the caption tell us the charity you selected, and give us the combined value of the change collected and donated by your team.
[Related requirements: Webelos/AoL “Project Family” #6b, Photography MB #5b, Tenderfoot #7b, Second Class #8e, First Class #9d, Star #4, Life #4]
Service: Save the World’s Records

Help preserve the world’s records by participating in an indexing project. For your answer, submit the strangest name, occupation or an interesting fact you find! Remember you can update your answer if you or a teammate find something better!  In the caption, mention what indexing project you participated in.

Suggestions of where to index:
National Archives, Smithsonian, FamilySearch, Find A Grave, Billion Graves, Ancestry® World Archives Project.  See the attached link for more information on how to get started with these and other projects.

[Related requirements: Genealogy MB #8a, Tenderfoot #7b, Second Class #8e, First Class #9d, Star #4, Life #4]

Service: Thanks Goose

Find a way to thank one or more essential workers.  Take a cheesy picture showing their reaction.   Make sure you stay socially distant when you deliver your card, gift, treat, or other thanks.

[Related requirements: Arrow of Light “Build My Own Hero” #3, Photography MB #5f]

Socially Distant Games

“Take a picture of you and your teammate playing a socially distant game of “frisbee golf” at either Blyth Park in Bothell or Juel Park in Redmond. The picture should show one of the frisbee goals and an epic throw.

As the caption, tell how many holes you did at which park and what your score was.

Both parks have boards showing the rules and a map of the course. (Bring your own frisbee!) If you go to Blyth Park, you’ll notice that the rule board has the BSA Scout symbol in the lower right corner!”

[Related requirements: Second Class #7a, First Class #8a, Personal Fitness MB #8, Webelos/AoL “Sports” #2, Webelos/AoL “Stronger Faster Higher” #4]

Suggest a mission

After you’ve completed a few missions, suggest a mission that you would like to challenge the other teams to complete (and should be added to the Great Northern Trails Goose Chase, whether for this year or in the future!) Bonuses available to the best ideas submitted.

You can change your answer at any time if you think of something better later.

Trail Mix: Goose Junction, part A Go to the spot where the Burke Gilman Trail and the Sammamish River Trail intersect.  These trails connect the northern half of our district (formerly North Lakes) to the southern half of our district (Sammamish Trails), and this point is symbolic of our combining into the Northern Trails District. You should be able to see signs for both trails from the same spot at the junction.  After this mission, go on to part B.
Trail Mix: Goose Junction, part B From the junction, walk a short distance along the Burke Gilman trail until you find a large “HONK”.  Ah-ha!  The Great Northern Trails Goose must have been here, you’re hot on the trail!  Directly facing the HONK is another word answering it, and that word is your answer.
UsynligO Orienteering at Bridle Trails State Park

UsynligO is a smartphone orienteering app that has a built-in map. The Bridal Trails map can also be printed and shows 6 control locations you must find in order. There are no physical controls like flags or posts. Most controls are at trail intersections. Your phone will chime when you are within 10 meters of the control and record your time. Then you are on your way to the next control. The course covers about 3.5 miles and will take over an hour.

This event is recommended as a patrol outing following Covid guidelines with masks and social distancing.

Use the link below for details on how to download the map and app, directions to the trailhead, free parking, and how to pronounce UsynligO in Norwegian. Scoring requires a photo posted of your smartphone app listing each control found.

[Related requirements: First Class #4a, Orienteering MB #7a, Webelos “Walkabout” #4]

Your Goose is Cooked?

“Have you ever been on a campout and someone forgot to pack the pots or pans? Show you are prepared to cook something nutritious outside without pots, pans, or utensils. Post your best chef in a pinch showing your creative (but safe) method of cooking.

[Related requirements: Webelos/AoL “”Castaway”” #1a, Cooking MB #6d]”