Objective Spotlight: Rocks from Space!

Mission: Kickstart- Travel

This weekend I focused on the "travel" objective. Actually, I did a double dose of travel, first by completing my objective at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals on Saturday, and then helping Tyler to complete his on Sunday. While I had searched to see if it was feasible to travel to a meteorite impact site, after some research I realized that wouldn't be possible by the expiration date.

Click above for an interactive meteorite map!

I had written the idea of seeing a meteor off, but then was inspired by Quest Scouts Melissa and Josh, who posted an amazing photo of a meteorite from the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Michigan. Of course! A museum! (Not sure why I didn't think that meteors would be moved from their initial positions.) It turns out there was an impressive display of meteors in Hillsboro, OR. My friends Emily, DL and I checked it out, and wow! 

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals did not disappoint me. If you're ever in the Portland area, it is definitely worth a visit. 

The only thing better than a weekend that involves a museum, is a weekend that involves TWO museums. Tyler and I headed over to OMSI to complete his travel objective. They have a replica of the Gemini Space Capsule. And yes, Tyler's travel objective photo is the best I've seen so far!

As I write this, there is only a few days left to get your Mission: Kickstart objectives complete! Get going. As always, we love seeing your photos and comments pop up on the Scout Board when you use the tag #questscouts on a public Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account. Keep them coming!