Scouts in Action Month 2019 – Aqua Scouts Program – Elastic Band Paddle Boats

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Elastic Band Paddle Boats

Plan

Materials: Elastic Band Paddle Boats Equipment Popsicle Sticks, Glue Gun with Glue Sticks, Elastic Bands, Knife or Stanley Knife, Sandpaper

Do

Watch this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPg7Ivcm32g

You may need to pre-make a boat so you know how many popsicle stick to use and have them pre-cut for the Joey Scouts. Have parents supervise/assist with the glueing

Joey Scouts to test boats in a bucket of water or kitchen sink or other suitable container.

Review

What did you enjoy most about this activity?

How did you boat go, did it float, did it move?

How could you make your boat better?

Bushwalking Stage 1 – Weather Watch Challenge – Scouting at Home

Scouting at home challenge activity for Bushwalking Stage 1 badge requirements. You can also provide your Joey Scouts with a template to watch the weather and include currents and tides if you want to provide boating/aquatic for sea scout groups.

Weather Watch Challenge

Planning is an important step when participating in any sort of activity. Now’s the perfect time to brush up on your planning skills to make sure they’re in top notch when we’re back out and about Scouting.

Instructions 

1. Watch the weather forecast for the coming weekend. 

2. Take note of the weather conditions – the temperature, precipitation, wind forecast etc.

3. Plan what clothing you would need if you were going out on a day hike on Sunday*.

4. List the items you would need to wear, and the things you would need to pack to bring with you.

*Feel free to tweak this activity to cover multiple days.

Reflection This activity encouraged you to practice your planning skills by analysing a weather forecast and making sure you’d be prepared and comfortable during a day hike. 

Campfire Biscuits

Goal: To learn about the basic elements that you need to make a fire with a fun biscuit decorating activity to make a campfire

Plan

You will need:

  • Biscuit
  • Green icing and plastic knife
  • Chocolate sprinkes – tinder
  • Flake – kindling
  • TV snacks – fuelwood
  • Prezel sticks – marshmallow sticks
  • Mini-marshmallows – marshmallow
  • Gas lighters to lightly toast marshmallows

Do

Construct your campfire and identify the The chocolate parts are your components of your campfire fuel sticks or wood you would collect or use for a campfire

Review

What did you like most about this activity?

What would you do differently next time?