The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Scouts BSA Troop setting.
Boy Scout Program Features
The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Hobbies feature for December 2011. So this month we’ll take a look at this feature in more depth. Some of the ideas in this program feature will also be useful to Cub Scouts and Venturers who are working on hobbies related programs.
An idea for your gathering activities for photography or camera themes is to have a caption contest with some silly or unusual photos.
The focus of the First Aid troop program feature is learning to assess an emergency and practical first aid skills.
Here is another easy recipe for summer camp season. The only real trick to these is to cook them slowly so they cook all the way through.
Swift offers weeks of summer camp for Venturers and Explorers. Activities include water skiing, tubing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, rappelling, ropes challenge courses, horseback riding, mountain biking, rifle shooting, and archery.
This is a very sweet corn bread. In some areas, this would be called corn cake. The sweetness of the bread goes well with spicy foods like chili or ham and beans with lots of hot pepper sauce.
The most familiar application of skill level limits is the swim tests which are administered at summer camp. But there are other examples as well.
This variation of campfire potatoes is hearty enough to serve as a main dish.
Scouts BSA and Venturers can make this one at camp or your Cub Scouts can help you make this for the Fourth of July to help fulfill their cooking requirements.
This aquatics program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about swimming and boating. Your PLC can plan a month of activities around this theme.
BSA has a set of troop programs which can help PLCs plan activities around a theme. This business program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with business theme.
As part of the Hobbies Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA, the Scouts will conduct a hobby fair to show of each Scout’s particular hobby. Here are some things Scouts might want to consider when organzing and setting up the fair.
One of the resources which BSA provides for Scouts BSA Troops is a set of troop program feature guides. Our troop is planning a shotgun shooting outing in August, so they will probably be looking at some of the ideas in the Shooting program feature.
Pumpkin bread is a favorite snack bread and dessert at our house. This recipe is easy enough for kids to make.
This is an initiative game. Its purpose is to get a group to work together to solve a problem. This should build teamwork and cooperation in the group.
Nobody wants to go out swimming and meet up with a shark! But if you are at a Cub Scout meeting and the shark is your popsicle snack, that is another story. So to go along with this month’s aquatics theme for Cub Scouts, here is a snack idea.
Boating/Canoeing Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA: The focus of this program feature is on fitness, boating skills, and swimming skills.
This final section of the book looks at how parents and teachers can apply the advice presented earlier in the book in their own unique roles to teens. It includes some caveats. For example, a teacher might be limited in how much control he can really allow teens to have in a classroom. It also includes some encouragement for parents and teachers, such as a reminder that parents are always a teens greatest role model.
Scouts always enjoy playing with their food! This would make a nice snack for any den meeting based on one of the ecology lessons.
This science program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a weather and energy theme.
This jambalaya recipe is not very authentic, but it is easy enough to prepare at camp.
Help your youth leadership plan ahead by giving them a blank meeting plan template to fill in during their PLC meetings. Download a printable copy here.
Here is a another game to go with this month’s aquatic theme. It can be used to fuflill requirement 2 for the Swimming belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program: “Play a recreational game in the water with your den, pack, or family.” This is a good game to play if you have some kids in your group who are not strong swimmers. They can play this game in chest-deep water and still have a lot of fun. For swimmers who need more of a challenge, the group can go to deeper water and tread water while they play.
This recipe is a good recipe for when you have time to let a stew simmer. Serve some fruit on the side and maybe some bread and you have a full meal.
Summer camp is the highlight of the Scout year. It takes a lot of planning beforehand to pull it off smoothly though.
Fresh baked bread tastes wonderful when you are out on a chilly campout. This is a casserole bread which is pretty easy to make.
This probably isn’t very authentic, but it is a tasty stew which is easy to make at camp. Serve a nice green salad with it and you have a meal!