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Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Sometimes when I am out hiking with a group of scouts, they seem to be more focused on getting from the starting point to the ending point than on looking around and experiencing the moment. Doing a scavenger hunt while hiking will help them really explore the world around them while they are walking.

The scavenger hunt below is a “check off” type hunt. They don’t actually bring the items with them. This fits in with the Leave No Trace guidelines which I posted a few days ago.

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt



While you are hiking, try to find the items on the check off list . When you see one of these items, check it off the list. If the item has a space after it, write what the item was in the space.

hiking activities

Hiking Activities

If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.

Nature Cub Scout Theme

So there are lots of ways for you to work a nature theme into your den or pack program. A few ideas for this theme are listed here.

Nova WILD! Cub Scout Nova Award

Nova WILD! is the Cub Scout Nova Award for investigating nature and wildlife science. To earn this award, Cub Scouts explore topics such as wildlife, endangered species, invasive species, food chains, biodiversity, ecosystems, and habitats . They must also complete one of their adventures related to natural science or do a related investigation.


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