This Tiger den meeting plan covers the requirements for the My Tiger Jungle adventure. The focus of this meeting is birds!
Do items in any order which works best for your group and your meeting place.
For this meeting, you could have something as simple as providing some crayons and some bird coloring pages. If you want to have a little fun with it try an Angry Birds coloring book.
If you want to do a snack related to the bird theme, consider “Dirt Pudding”. Put some chocolate pudding in a cup. Top with some crushed up chocolate sandwich cookies. Add a couple of gummy worms and you can pretend you are birds who are out eating worms.
Adventure requirement 1: With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult (referred to in the handbook as “your adult partner”), go for a walk
outside and pick out two or more sights or sounds of “nature” around you. Discuss with your partner or den.
Adventure requirement 3: Point out two different kinds of birds that live in your area. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, or with
your den, find out more about one of these birds.
For these two requirements, go outside and use your senses to see and hear nature. While you are doing that, also look for some birds. But bring some pictures of local birds as a backup in case you don’t see any or if the weather doesn’t cooperate. After you look around, give everyone a chance to share one or two things they noticed.
Adventure requirement 5: Build and hang a birdhouse.
There are some plans for an easy milk carton birdhouse in the Tiger handbook. You can also make gourd birdhouses. Purchased kits are another option. Here is a set of birdhouse kits for a reasonable cost. Personally I like the idea of reusing milk cartons or gourds, but buying a kit is easy if you don’t have time to get the materials together.
Add a game for fun. To stick with the bird theme, you could play Flip the Bird tag.
Remember to tie in your activities with the Scout Law.
A Scout is Kind. You can be kind to the birds by providing them with a safe place to live. Don’t disturb their nests or babies.
A Scout is Thrifty. By using “found” items such as milk cartons or gourds instead of purchasing kits, you are being thrifty.