• Inspired by episodes:
  • ST8: First Contact TNG: S3E11 TNG: S4E15 DS9: S1E6

First Contact

Embark on a diplomatic mission of peace to build relations with intergalactic civilizations and learn some amazing Chemistry skills
  • Inspired by episodes:
  • ST8: First Contact TNG: S3E11 TNG: S4E15 DS9: S1E6


Learn to communicate with an alien species and get them to share their advanced chemistry knowledge so that you can turn bronze, into silver and silver into gold.


First Contact is one of the most dangerous Starfleet objectives due to its infinite unknown possible outcomes. However, respect and diplomacy are desirable skills and attributes for both Starfleet Officers and Scouting members. Building these skills makes for good leaders and good global/galactic citizens.


Observe the advanced civilization to ascertain their capabilities and communication methods. Communicate with them to share knowledge about the Federation and learn from their expertise.


Follow the instructions of the Mission Commanders to complete a successful First Contact Mission.

Activity Background

Chemical reactions Intercultural communication

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Mission Outcomes

By completing this activity, you can show your Unit Council that you can:
  • Follow instructions to perform a series of chemical reactions.
  • Decipher coded clues to access resources.
  • Practice maintaining a respectful and positive approach to diplomatic relations to engage in trade.
  • Interpret images to establish a storyline and correct communication methods.
  • Use basic AUSLAN alphabet symbols to communicate.
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Completing Projects using Missions

Using the Scout Method of Plan, Do, Review, you can demonstrate your capabilities to your Unit Council once you have completed this Mission.

Use Terrain to record your goals based on the missions you intend to complete during Star Trek: Survival for presentation to and approval by your Unit Council.

Complete any pre-work that might help you to complete the Mission, such as practicing using maps and radios, or doing research into particular concepts that missions mention that you may not be familiar with, or any other technologies or concepts you are curious about that might help you find success.

Complete the mission at Star Trek: Survival 2022.

Get your Starfleet Report Card from this website at the conclusion of the event to summarise your achievements. These accomplishments can be presented to your Unit Council for Project approval and recorded in Terrain to keep track of your progress.