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.
July 20 is Moon Day. It commemorates the day the first man walked on the lunar surface. Celebrate Moon Day with some fun space themed activities.
August 31 is Trail Mix Day. So mix up a batch of trail mix with your Scouts. What do you like to put in your trail mix? Send me your favorite recipe and I’ll post it.
This date encourages everyone to educate about and participate in recycling. Protecting the environment is a big part of Scouting.
July 24 is Tall an Old Joke Day. Bear Cub Scouts can work on their Roaring Laughter adventure, and all Scouts can incorporate some laughs into their program.
Earth Day celebrates our care of our environment. This fits in well with so many Scouting activities. Here are some ideas for your Scouting unit to celebrate Earth Day.
Here are a couple of ideas for Easter (and springtime in general). First of all, those Peeps are available in stores. So purchase them and then make some Toasted Peeps. If your Scouts are getting together with their families, make some Good Manners napkins.
Celebrate April Fool’s Day with a fun trick or joke! Just make sure the joke is fun for everyone involved. A Scout is kind!
International Bacon Day is observed on the Saturday before Labor day. It is a celebration of crispy bacon. So make a camp recipe with bacon or play Steal the Bacon. What are your favorite camp recipes containing bacon? Send them to me and I will post them.
February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. A Scout is Kind! Encourage your Scouts to go out of their way to be kind today. Maybe do more than just one Good Turn. 🙂 This is also a good day to review the Scout Law and talk about what it means to act on it rather than just say it.
February 19 of each year is International Tug of War Day. Tug of war is a fun way to have a little competition. Tug of war was played in ancient Greece, Egypt, and China. It is easy to set up and play. To be fair, ensure that the teams are set up so the weight of the players on each side is approximately the same.