Scouting Program Archives: Hobbies Troop Program Feature
Here’s a chance for Scouts to show off their hobbies and for those who don’t have a hobby to find one. The merit badge program offers a wide variety of hobby interests, and the Scouts in your troop could have an opportunity to explore some of these programs at a hobby show or with an individual hobbyist.
Even though the feature this month deals with hobbies, the patrol leaders’ council will want to plan an overnight outing for the troop. Scouts working on Tenderfoot through First Class ranks still need the opportunity to be outdoors.
Find the complete plans for the Hobbies Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.
Caption Contest Gathering Activity An idea for your gathering activities for photography or camera themes is to have a caption contest with some silly or unusual photos.
Papier-Mache for Kids Step-by-step, easy instructions show how to make pigs, cats, masks, monsters and more.
80-Piece Deluxe Art Set 80-piece deluxe art set including art supplies for drawing, painting and more
Making Amazing Art: 40 Activities Using the 7 Elements of Art Design Introduces children to the seven basic elements of design that will help them to take a piece of art from 'That's Nice' to 'Wow!'. These elements - line, shape, form, colour, value, texture, and space - are the building blocks that all artists use to create works from drawings and paintings to weaving and sculpture
Tips for Setting Up a Hobby Fair As part of the Hobbies Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts, the Scouts will conduct a hobby fair to show of each Scout’s particular hobby. Here are some things Scouts might want to consider when organzing and setting up the fair.
Crossing the Alligator Pit Game This is a very challenging game which combines lashing skills and teamwork. It would work well for an interpatrol activity at a meeting focused on pioneering skills.
Tips for a Great Table Top Display Table top displays are a way to show off a hobby, collection, event, or other project. Or you can showcase your unit's program. As part of the Hobbies Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts, table top displays are used in a hobby fair to show of each Scout's particular hobby. In addition, for several of the Venturing awards, Venturers must create a table top display.
Tips for Starting a Collection There are several Scouting achievements related to collecting. So how do you start a collection? Here are some tips to get started.
Hobbies Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Hobbies feature for December 2011. So this month we'll take a look at this feature in more depth. Some of the ideas in this program feature will also be useful to Cub Scouts and Venturers who are working on hobbies related programs.
Chess Merit Badge for Boy Scouts The new Chess merit badge for Boy Scouts was just launched a few weeks ago. DS is especially excited about this badge. He has always loved chess.
Chess Theme for Scouts This month I am featuring a Chess theme in honor of the launch of the new Chess merit badge. Chess is a game which requires the player to focus, analyze, and think ahead. So this month I will feature awards related to chess as well as some aids to meet the requirements and some fun ways to help beginners learn the game.
Troop Program Features - Program Planning The Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader work together to develop long term plans for a Boy Scout troop. One thing which can help with this is the BSA troop program features.
Music Merit Badge for Boy Scouts With all of the holiday concerts this time of year, some of your Scouts might want to work on the Music merit badge.
Pets Merit Badge for Boy Scouts This is a good merit badge to recommend to your Scouts with pets. For those who are already taking care of their pets, it gives them some recognition for their efforts.
Troop Program Features for Meetings and Outings Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.