One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.
Tracking Troop Program Feature
Tracking, trailing, and stalking have been popular with Scouts for many years. The highlight activity and troop meeting practice this month will feature all three skills.
Especially in snow country, it’s easy to develop activities related to tracking. Scouts might be asked to follow actual animal tracks for a distance. In the absence of animal tracks, they could follow simulated tracks. In either case, reading the main meaning of the
track is required. Where there is no snow or soft earth, the use of tracking irons or a whifflepoof will make tracking fun possible.
Trailing is following simulated trail signs. The signs may be put in position by one patrol and followed by another.
Stalking is perhaps the most fascinating of these three skills since it pits one Scout against another in a duel of training and wits. Stalking is a great imagination developer because it is a skill related to the hunting of wild game and to survival.
Find the complete plans for the Tracking Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.
Here’s a fun skit for a Pack meeting or a November campout. It is very easy and can be put on with almost any number of Scouts.
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.
Be prepared for unexpected changes in the weather.
Every Scout who is spending time outdoors should be familiar with the Outdoor Code. It is especially important for Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers who are out camping regularly.
Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.