WHERE's WALLY!! (Challenge 1 [part 1] Kent Search & Rescue Challenge
Believe it or not CSI (crime scene investigator) trainees are introduced to â€œWhereâ€™s Wallyâ€ as a tool to learn how to search in a systematic way.
Most good book shops should have a â€œWhereâ€™s Wallyâ€ book for a reasonable price.
Where's Wally Book - 2 different Where's Wally Pictures - Colour Photocopies x 20 + pencils & rulers
In pairs or small groups have the Scouts find Wally.
Have them then explain how they searched the picture.
Hopefully they would explain that they divided the picture into small squares and once happy that the square did not contain Wally they moved onto the next one.
Discuss with Troop ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF SYSTEMATIC SEARCHING
A patrol lane is a way that searchers practice their â€œsearching the cubeâ€ technique. Throughout a search it is important that a searcher always looks around him/her in order to ensure that nothing is missed. In order to remind everyone about this we refer to â€œThe Searcher Cubeâ€, a box with six-sides with the searcher in centre, each side of which the searcher must look at. In other words the searcher must look forward, backwards, left, right, up and down.
This basic search method consists of a long line of searchers spaced about 5 metres apart and everyone moves forward together. Although this a very good search pattern it is manpower intensive and slow. Also when searchers are walking in open country there is the tendency to talk to each other so clues could be missed. As peripheral vision is being relied upon for the area between the searchers small objects close to the line could be a problem.
REPEAT WHERE'S WALLY SEARCH USING ALTERNATIVE METHOD TO FIRST METHOD USED.
Discuss if this worked better for you