Themes are a way to help your youth leadership plan an month of activities around a central skill or emphasis. This will help youth leaders focus during planning sessions and keep the program interesting. BSA provides a number of ideas.
These program features cover topics related to outdoor skills, adventure, emergency preparedness, hobbies, leadership, and more. Each program feature provides ideas for meetings which provide basic instruction for younger Scouts and more challenging activities for older Scouts.
Each of these themes also includes plans for a “big event”. This can be a day trip, a one night campout, or a weekend away. Scouts BSA troops can decide which activities fit their program the best. Or your younger patrols might do a simpler program while patrols with more experienced Scouts uses one of the more challenging plans.
So check out the list of Scouts BSA program themes below and pick one which interests your unit.