The Faith and Our Ancestors Game is an icebreaker activity with a genealogy twist. Players ask each other questions about how they think their ancestors lived.
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This is an icebreaker game. It would also work well with any activity relating to personal history or storytelling. I think it could also be worked into a discussion about honesty.
The idea is to make a den time capsule which they add to from time to time – maybe every year at Blue and Gold time and after summer camp or when they earn their rank or do something special. Then, when they cross over to Scouts BSA, they open the time capsule and see all of the things they added.
A reader asks if he can do the den visit to a Scouts BSA Troop without the rest of the den.
This was one of their favorite recipes. They all made their own quesadillas, and so our vegetarian just didn’t put chicken in his. Everyone was well fed and happy.
When I did the forestry requirements with DS’s den, I made a requirement aid to help them with learning about the growth rings of a tree.
One of the challenges of camp cooking is the amount of time it takes. Here is an easy and quick recipe for a breakfast at camp. It doesn’t require a lot of preparation or ingredients, but you still get a good breakfast to start a busy day.
How well do you know the basics? Answer some questions about the Scout Oath, Law, Slogan, Motto, the meaning of the Scout Badge and more. And then find out if your answers are correct. Use this to help with the requirements for the Scouting Adventure for Arrow of Light or for the Scouts BSA Scout rank.
My boys loved this book! It shows them how to make miniature catapults, bows, and other projectile machines out of common office supplies. This book would make a great basis for a open house or a just for a fun meeting.
The Animal Kingdom adventure introduces Lions to the concepts of service, responsibility, and citizenship. Here are a few ideas to help you with this achievement. and some checkoff sheets .
Cub Scouts can make this simple neckerchief on their own. Use it as a gathering activity with the Turn Back the Clock theme.
Island tug-of-war is an adaptation of traditional tug of war which not only requires strength but also agility and balance. This game is appropriate for all ages from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA to Venturers.
“When I Was Young” can be used as one of the gathering activities for any meeting centered around a history theme or a photography or cinema theme. This also works well for a Blue and Gold banquet.
One of the requirements for Bear Elective 1: Space is to locate the North Star and two constellations in the night sky. This printable aid will help find it.
This activity for forestry requirements is perfect if the Scouts in your den like to draw.
Here is a game to go with an aquatic theme. It can be used at your pack pool party or at a meeting focused on swimming skills.
If you are doing something related to forestry, you can make these tree shaped snacks to go with the theme. Or make them for something related to family trees.
We are coming up on some prime hiking season. In the spring the temperatures are mild and it isn’t buggy yet. So I am reviewing my favorite hiking book – 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles. Hopefully there is one available in your area.
Don’t get stuck in a rut when making foil packets. This variation of the hobo meal features ham and sweet potatoes. Perfect for a fall campout!
One of the requirements for Geologist is to talk about how mountains are formed. This very simple demonstration shows how mountains are formed by tectonic plates coming together.
The requirements for the Building a Better World adventure help Webelos learn about good citizenship and good stewardship of our resources. Webelos working towards Arrow of Light will learn about the flag, become more engaged in their communities, explore energy conservation, and develop leadership skills. Here are a few ideas to help you with this achievement. and some checkoff sheets .
Scouts learn about food safety, nutrition, and cooking techniques while working on the Cooking merit badge. They also have to plan , prepare, and cook meals at camp, at home, and on the trail. The Cooking merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle.
Barb sent in this template and instructions for making a cootie catcher to help Cub Scouts learn the history of the US flag. A cootie catcher, also called a fortune teller, is an orgami construct which can be used to ask and answer questions.
In this game, players pretend they are wounded and go to the hospital to get fixed up.
This variation of campfire potatoes is hearty enough to serve as a main dish.
Tiger Cub Scouts learn about good food choices and hygiene while working on the Tiger Bites adventure. They also help out at mealtime, learn some manners, and make a healthy snack.
Scouts always enjoy playing with their food! This would make a nice snack for any den meeting based on one of the ecology lessons.
A reader asks a question about how many meetings are required to cover First Responder: ” I have a parent who’s trying to tell me it can be done in a 1 hr trip to our local fire station. I’m thinking it should take about 5 meetings or a good the better part of a Saturday. ” I think the answer might be somewhere in between.
On this day, all are encouraged to remember that washing hands with soap is a good way to prevent diseases. Another goal is to increase the awareness of the importance of the availability of hand washing facilities. Cub Scouts can work on their hygiene requirements. Scouts BSA and Venturers might want to learn about water challenges in some regions and think about how conservation efforts might help.
The Cub Scout World Conservation Award may be earned by Wolves, Bears, or Webelos (including Webelos working on Arrow of Light). They earn the award by working on their rank appropriate conservation and nature adventures. They must also participate in a conservation project.