A reader asks “Does the BSA ever deny a charter during recharter, and for what reasons would they deny a recharter?”
This is the fifth and final article in a series about the BSA Hornaday Award Program. In this segment, the Hornaday award requirements for Venturers are described.
This month I am featuring the Cultural Awareness Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA. The meeting plan for week two suggests playing Sleeping Pirate as a opening activity while the Scouts are gathering. This works well for this purpose since it doesn’t require much equipment and additional Scouts can join in as they arrive.
Maybe you’ve heard about this coed Scouting program for young men and women and you’re ready to try to organize a Venture Crew. You might even have a specific group of young people in mind. It could be you know of a group who want to go out hiking or work on model trains together or maybe you just want to get a church youth group going. So where do you start?
This is an icebreaker in which a group must work together to “untie” themselves from a knot. This is a cooperative rather than competitive game.
Stocking Surprise is an easy game for your Christmas themed meeting or party. It works with almost any age group. When choosing items for the “stocking”, think of all of the senses. Include something with a scent, or something which makes noise. Include it in your Christmas games this year.
The Announcements Song will add some laughs to the dry business parts of your meetings. Sing “Announcements, announcements, announcements” followed by one of the verses and then do an announcement. Sing it again and then do another announcement.
Trustworthy Tommy is a song to help Webelos and new Scouts BSA learn the Scout Law. Webelos need to memorize the law to earn the Arrow of Light. New Scouts BSA must memorize it for the Tenderfoot rank. Some boys who have trouble with rote memorization will find that learning the song helps it stick with them. Eventually they should be able to say the Scout Law without the song going through their heads.
Camping with a coed Scouting unit presents its own set of concerns and challenges. It is important to have a clearly defined Code of Conduct beforehand.
The Making a Film skit is one of the most versatile skits in a Scout’s arsenal. It can be adjusted to any theme or holiday.