We are all home for the next few week so let’s have some fun Scouting! For the next few weeks, the John Ross District will post a Weekly Scout Challenge This page will contain a variety of Scouting at Home challenges.
April 5th – 11th
Neighborhood Good Turn!
Neighborhood trash pick up
- Go on a family walk in your neighborhood and pick up as much trash as possible, use gloves (or the trash-grabbers from this week’s STEM Activity) and a recycled shopping bag to collect your items, post a picture of the trash you collect on this facebook post!
- Consider a second bag for recyclable items
Decorate the side walks with words of encouragement and positivity!
- Get the sidewalk chalk out and spread the love with happy thoughts and pictures for your neighbors to enjoy
Write a letter to your neighbors
- Share the love! Reach out to your neighbors
- See if they need anything, see how they are doing or maybe even walk their dog(s)?
Write a letter to your local nursing home residents and include lots of words of encouragement.
With the help of a parent, Facebook message a health professional that you know! Tell them what a great job they are doing and how much the community appreciates their hard work.
Encourage scouts that are working on Communications merit badge to complete requirements 1A or 1D, 2A or 2B, 7A, 7B, or 7C. All of these are requirements that can compliment the uniqueness of our current situation and help build communication skills. Push scouts that have not started this to reach out to a merit badge counselor. We have asked all counselors to utilize technology to help scouts work on merit badges, so reach out to a counselor today!
March 29th – April 4th
- Make the largest s’mores stack you can
- Build a fire for smores using a lean-to (or some other style)
- Make a foil wrap dinner or dessert
- Make a list of the wildlife you see and hear
- With a parent partner, research those animals online to learn what they eat, prints they leave, and sounds they make!
- Go on a hike at a state park, or a walk in a city park
- Identify the plant-life using a plant app like: https://www.picturethisai.com/
Camp in your backyard one night
- Here’s an article aimed toward younger kids who think backyard camping is an adventure!
- Older Scouts may not be as excited about walking out the back door and into a tent
Make a list of the wildlife you see and hear
- With a parent partner, research those animals online to learn what they eat, prints they leave, and sounds they make! Now, teachg what you’ve learned to you a sibiling
Go on a hike at a state park, or a walk in a city park