Thursday, November 28
Thanksgiving is a good opportunity for Scouts to thing about gratitude and good manners. Here are some songs and activities for your Thanksgiving Scout meeting.
Graces and reflections:
- Thanksgiving Scoutmaster (or Cubmaster) minute
- Gratitude Scoutmaster (or Cubmaster) minute
- Addams Family Grace (song)
- Johnny Appleseed Grace (song)
- Philmont Grace
- S bar F Scout Ranch Grace
Skits and Songs
Also consider doing a service project. Participating in a food collection project goes with this theme, and there are usually plenty of opportunities this time of year. Or for older Scouts, volunteer to take a meal to a homeless shelter and serve it.
If you are looking for a fun unit idea, have your own “Thankgiving feast” at your pack meeting or troop meeting. Everyone brings in their favorite recipe and shares it. Scouts BSA can do a twist on this by cooking it on site, camp style, with grills and Dutch ovens. The food doesn’t have to be traditional Thanksgiving food. It is more about the idea of coming together for a meal.
What are your ideas for a Thanksgiving theme? Add them below.