50 things to do before you turn 12

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One for the bucket list

50 things to do before you turn 12


With childhood obesity on the rise and fears increasing about the amount of time kids spend online, the National Trust has decided to get children off the sofa and back out in the great outdoors.

The main campaign centres around the launch of the National Trust’s group of Elite Rangers - experts who’ll be on hand over the Trust’s Free Weekend (April 21-22) to offer top tips of making the best of the outdoors. Although the initiative is primarily aimed at kids, it’s also managed to capture our imaginations with the release the Trust’s list of 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 ¾.

ABOVE: The National Trust Elite Rangers - from left to right: Midas the treasure hunter (Nigel Stannett, 29), Captain Skim (Mark Astley, 49), Tree-Man (Des Cotton, 38), The Bug Catcher (Laura Broadhurst, 31) and Den Boy (Andrew Hunt, 30)
Sparking nostalgic reveries about our own childhoods, the list encourages traditional ways to play like going sledging, playing conkers and rolling down a big hill, as well as outdoorsy activities including camping out in the wild, eating blackberries from bush, wild swimming and watching the sun rise.

ABOVE: Sledging and playing in the snow is essential say the National Trust
Check out the list below and see how many things you’ve already done – and why not make 2012 the year to try and complete it?
The 50 Things to Do Before you're 11 ¾

1. Climb a tree
2. Roll down a really big hill
3. Camp out in the wild
4. Build a den
5. Skim a stone
6. Run around in the rain

ABOVE: The great outdoors - perfect for camping, watching the sun come up, and perhaps even a spot of wild swimming
7. Fly a kite
8. Catch a fish with a net
9. Eat an apple straight from a tree
10. Play conkers
11. Throw some snow
12. Hunt for treasure on the beach
13. Make a mud pie
14. Dam a stream
15. Go sledging
16. Bury someone in the sand
17. Set up a snail race
18. Balance on a fallen tree
19. Swing on a rope swing
20. Make a mud slide
21. Eat blackberries growing in the wild

ABOVE: Nature's harvest - the National Trust encourage trying wild blackberries and eating an apple straight from the tree
22. Take a look inside a tree
23. Visit an island
24. Feel like you're flying in the wind
25. Make a grass trumpet
26. Hunt for fossils and bones
27. Watch the sun wake up
28. Climb a huge hill
29. Get behind a waterfall
30. Feed a bird from your hand
31. Hunt for bugs
32. Find some frogspawn
33. Catch a butterfly in a net

ABOVE: Number 7 - fly a kite
34. Track wild animals
35. Discover what's in a pond
36. Call an owl
37. Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool
38. Bring up a butterfly
39. Catch a crab
40. Go on a nature walk at night
41. Plant it, grow it, eat it
42. Go wild swimming
43. Go rafting

ABOVE: Number 16 - bury someone in the sand, maybe while you're doing number 23 on the list?
44. Light a fire without matches
45. Find your way with a map and compass
46. Try bouldering
47. Cook on a campfire
48. Try abseiling
49. Find a geocache
50. Canoe down a river

ABOVE: Number 19 - swing on a rope swing
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I did all except:


10. Play conkers - WTF is conkers? Never heard of it.

15. Go sledging - Never had enough snow for that.

17. Set up a snail race - Why?

30. Feed a bird from your hand - I shot birds, that should count.

32. Find some frogspawn - wtf is frogspawn?

33. Catch a butterfly in a net. - No, I'm straight.

38. Bring up a butterfly - See above.




Just call shit what it is:

46. Try bouldering - rockclimbing, then yes.
48. Try abseiling - rappelling, then yes.
49. Find a geocache - Just call it Scavenger hunt assholes. yes too.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
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I did all except:


10. Play conkers - WTF is conkers? Never heard of it.

Some English bullshit. You and a friend tie a chestnut to a string. You swing them at each other trying to break the other's chestnut.

15. Go sledging - Never had enough snow for that.

17. Set up a snail race - Why?

30. Feed a bird from your hand - I shot birds, that should count.

32. Find some frogspawn - wtf is frogspawn?



Turns into:



33. Catch a butterfly in a net. - No, I'm straight.

38. Bring up a butterfly - See above.




Just call shit what it is:

46. Try bouldering -If you rockclimbing, then yes.

Well yeah, rock climbing on boulders, not mountains/cliffs.

48. Try abseiling - If you mean rappelling, then yes.
49. Find a geocache - Just call it Scavenger hunt assholes. yes too.
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BIV

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Ok, so I did conkers.

And no, i've never looked for frog cum.
You tied chestnuts to string and tried to break the other dude's chestnut? Really?
 

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What about playing a rousing match of mumblety-peg on the Ipswitch council pitch with the blokes from down 'round the estates till you're well and knackered?
 

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what no beat your dick till it bleeds?
 

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36. Call an owl
I believe the proper term is "Summon," and you need mystical powers to do so. But if you manage this, the world shall forever be at your disposal.

I would have liked to build a den but my father wouldn't trust me to install an underground level onto the house. Christ, he didn't even trust me with power tools until... ... ... Point being...
 
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According to this I missed out on a lot. But I hate the outdoors...

"Watch the sun wake up"?
They've made watching a sunrise seem even more gay
 

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Wait The fucking British have made a game out of eskimo yo yos? Holy Fuck what a retarded country! They're bolos for fuck sake, you go hunting with them!!!!
I don't know about you guys...I was pre internet..when I was 11 my friends and I were obsessed with watching the girls in the ajacent locker room getting naked.