• Inspired by episodes:
  • TNG: S3E7 TNG: S5E15 TNG: S6E24 TNG: S7E16 ENT: S1E6

Red Shirt Rescue

Practice navigation skills to locate 'lost' or 'abandoned' equipment in a search and rescue simulation
  • Inspired by episodes:
  • TNG: S3E7 TNG: S5E15 TNG: S6E24 TNG: S7E16 ENT: S1E6


Using Radio Direction Finding technologies and mapping skills, Scouts will need to localise position indicating beacons, determine and plot the beacon positions, and navigate through unforgiving terrain to find the items.


Welcome to Starfleet Academy's Search and Rescue (SAR) training module. Upon completion of this course you'll be ready to beam down to an alien planet, and use your skills to locate and possibly retrieve injured personnel, valuable artifacts, or dangerous materials. As you may need to operate within pre-warp societies, hence the need to develop the most basic skill levels as well as introducing higher level post-warp technologies. Usually the SAR component is completed in a state-of-the-art training facility, featuring anti-gravity modules, quantum computing terminals, immersive holodeck weapons training, and full-featured remote environment equipment support kits. However, it has been determined that the use of a most realistic and harsh environmental area with limited facilities operating at a reduced safety level provides better trained Starfleet team members.


Starfleet officers and Crew are often sent of Missions of Recovery, due to equipment being lost on a previous mission, or due to new information received that provides a level of guidance to possible historical or useful discoveries. Various location methods can be used depending on the equipment or information being acted upon. In this training exercise it has been assumed that all items were fitted with Starfleet Mark 3 (post-warp) beacons. However, all the beacons have been found to be in a Level 1 civilisation area (pre-warp), so while you may use the Mark 3 equipment to assist in mapping the beacon locations, this equipment CANNOT be taken into the Level 1 zone. (Refer to the Prime Directive). It is assumed that Starfleet cadets have completed the required Level 1 mapping and navigation exercises before attempting this training module. Please follow all directions from your Course Instructors over the weekend. They can be identified by their Star Trek: Survival Lanyards, and are here to assist you in achieving as much as possible here at Mafeking Rover Park.


As a Patrol: plot a bearing to each of the 6 beacons from reference location A move to reference location B, and plot a crossing bearing to each of the 6 beacons Using the generated map locations, enter the search zone, safely navigate to, and locate the objects (Scan) record each of the object ID codes of the designated 6 items Return to Mission Base to verify your finds NB Some other objects in the search zone are dangerous or prohibited access - these will impact your final result

Activity Background

This activity is a scavenger hunt style wide game. Based on the clues determined (cross bearing locations), and actually finding the targets will provide points contributing to the success of each Patrol.

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Mission Outcomes

By completing this activity, you can show your Unit Council that you can:
  • Use a radio direction finding antenna and compass to determine bearings
  • Plot determined locations onto a map
  • Cooperatively manage navigation tasks and ensure safe transit through unfamiliar terrain to determined locations
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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.