Sometimes Scouts have trouble coming up with new ideas when planning meals for camp. Foil packs, hamburgers, hotdogs, repeat. Get creative with some new ideas.
Boy Scout Program Features
Boy Scout program features make it simple for a troop to plan its meetings around a theme. The program features include meeting plans and a outing plan. There are some examples in the Scoutmaster Handbook, but the complete set is available from the BSA website.
The High Adventure troop program feature for Boy Scouts will help a PLC plan a month of activities based on a high adventure campout. The campout should enourage Scouts to get out of their comfort zones and try something new
There are many preplanned programs available to PLCs who are planning meetings and activities for their troops. One of these is the Fishing Troop Program Feature .
The focus of the First Aid troop program feature is learning to assess an emergency and practical first aid skills.
The focus of the Environmental troop program feature for Boy Scouts is on the interdependence of living things.
Picture Telephone is a visual version of the classic telephone game. Our Crew recently played this during the Communication section of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course.
The engineering troop program feature helps a PLC plan a month’s worth of activities with an engineering theme.
Scouts today are familiar with many types of digital technology – the Internet, smart phones, tablets, computers. The Digital Technology merit badge teaches Boy Scouts how to use technology safely and responsibly.
BSA has a set of troop programs which can help PLCs plan activities around a theme. This communication program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities which focus on giving and receiving information.
BSA has a set of troop programs which can help PLCs plan activities around a theme. This business program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with business theme.
This backpacking program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about hiking and low impact camping. A Boy Scout troop PLC can plan a whole month of activities incorporating a backpacking theme.
Larry sent in this helpful suggestion for a site with lots of pioneering projects.
Boy Scouts learn about reaching for the stars when they work on the requirements for the Space Exploration merit badge.
This wilderness survival program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a focus on outdoor skills and survival techniques.
Boy Scouts can learn all about mammals while working on the Mammal Study merit badge. This is one our Boy Scouts often earn at summer camp.
Boy Scouts can practice their knot skills and build amazing projects when they work on the Pioneering merit badge. This is another one our Scouts often earn at summer camp.
This cooking program feature for Boy Scouts offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with food and cooking theme. The featured activity for this month is a patrol feast.
Boy Scouts learn about their personal responsibilities and the community aspects of public health while working on the Public Health merit badge.
This science program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a weather and energy theme.
Boy Scouts who enjoy delving into their family history can earn the Genealogy merit badge. There is a local LDS church which holds a skill center for this badge every year. Some of our scouts have attended and it has sparked an interest in genealogy.
Boy Scouts who are interested in learning more about conservation and wildlife can earn the Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge.
The Electronics merit badge introduces Boy Scouts to the concepts and devices which make a lot of the technology they use possible.
This athletics program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with an athletics theme.
Boy Scouts can learn to understand and appreciate each individual’s strengths and challenges while working on the Disabilities Awareness merit badge.
Canoeing merit badge is a favorite for our second year Boy Scouts at summer camp. Everyone likes to get out on the lake on a warm summer day.
This aquatics program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about swimming and boating. Your PLC can plan a month of activities around this theme.
The Water Sports merit badge focuses on water skiing. Boy Scouts will learn about safety and technique while working on this badge.
Boy Scouts who want to learn more about reptiles will enjoy the Reptile and Amphibian Study merit badge. They will learn how to classify reptiles and find out about their habitats and how they live.
The Special Cooking Troop Program Feature offers the opportunity to explore cooking with special equipment and techniques, including Dutch oven cooking, foil packs, and camp stoves.
Everyone familiar with the Star Trek series knows how much they like to beam people back and forth the transporter. Sing this song as a tribute to the series.
The Indian Lore merit badge is a favorite for our first year Boy Scouts at summer camp. I can always tell which Scouts are working on the badge because they are usually walking around with a necklace with beads on.
Boy Scouts who like building their own shelters and making survival packs will enjoy the Wilderness Survival merit badge.
This program feature offers the opportunity to explore different aspects of leadership. This would be an especially relevant program theme if your troop youth leadership elections are approaching.
Boy Scouts who are interested in history can earn the American Heritage merit badge and learn about our past.
The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Boy Scout troop setting.
The physical fitness troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of exercise diet, and healthy habits in a troop setting.
An idea for your gathering activities for photography or camera themes is to have a caption contest with some silly or unusual photos.
The Entrepreneurship merit badge for Boy Scouts is all about what it takes to start a business. So if you know a Boy Scout who is thinking about starting up a lawn mowing business or some other enterprise, this is the badge for him. Some high schools have students start a small business as part […]
The citizenship troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of history, flag etiquette, and responsibilities in a troop setting.
Engineers use their knowledge to solve a wide variety of problems. Boy Scouts can investigate this profession by earning the Engineering merit badge.