Amazing Activities | Scouting On Demand

Each month Scouting On Demand will offer Scouting activities you can do as a family or participate with your Den or Pack! These activities are focused on FUN, easy ways to hang out with your family, learn a little and enjoy the great outdoors!


Wheels and Reels | April Activity

Join us on April 24th at Bert Adams Scout Camp for CROODS 2!

  • 7:00pm Snack Shack opens
  • 7:45pm Movie Begins

For those who register for this free event before April 20, you will receive a coupon for a free Slushie from the Snack Shack

Register HERE

Seed, Plant, Grow | March Activity

With the renewal of the year and with the start of Spring right around the corner on March 20 (also known as the Vernal Equinox), new life emerges. 

Growing your own good can be considered Sustainability by creating your own food source. 

Gardens have been around since the beginning of time and have evolved from simple to massive incorporating many different types of food to a simple herb garden.  

This activity is for a simple herb garden.  The steps below are for a smaller scale garden for practice in making a bigger garden. 

  1. Make a compost pile.  Learn how at www.gardening channel.com/compost
  2. Consider what you will grow.  An herb garden is easy and very kid/family friendly . 
  3. Choose a location.  This will be determined by your space availability.  For beginners let’s garden in a flower box.  If space is limited you can plan in plastic tubs which will make your garden portable. 
  4. Prepare the area you will plant in by breaking up the soil. 
  5. Add compost from step 1 above
  6. Pick what you will be planting.  Take into consideration the time it takes your garden to be harvested.  Cucumbers are a quick garden vegetable to grow. 
  7. Start planting
  8. Tend to your garden daily and water as needed

A fun suggestion for beginners is a Pizza herb garden.  This garden consists of growing parsley, basil and oregano.  Pick up plum tomatoes at your local grocer however, to take it one step further plant a few tomatoes.  Plum tomatoes are a good choice and have a harvest period of 60-80 days.  For further directions please refer to www.gardenknowhow.com.  

Other gardening sites for use are:

Learning to garden is helpful with scout adventures.  See below which adventures are obtainable by building a garden

Have fun growing!

Scout Day with the Capitol | February Activity

Scout Day at the Capitol is an annual event hosted by the Atlanta Area Council, and while remaining mindful of health concerns, we are bringing the Capitol to you!

If you missed the live event, no problem! Watch Scout Day with the Capitol at a time and place that works for you.

 

Watch Scout Day with the Capitol

 

Apply This Activity to Your Advancements:

Service to Others | January Activity

January is the month where we celebrate former Scout, Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Day is a holiday designated as the National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. So, let’s do some good in our communities this month! 

Pick at least one service project you can do as a unit or as a family. There is a short list of ideas at here, including Scouting For Food!  

Remember, Scouts are asked to "Do a Good Turn Daily". Take pictures of you serving and share them on our Facebook page

Cookie Decorating Contest | December Activity

Ready, set, DECORATE! The holidays are around the corner and we want to see YOUR cookie decorating skills. Show off your best decorating skills and you could win one of our prizes!

How to Enter and Win:

  • As a family, make your favorite family cookie recipe, pre-cut or pre-made cookies work too. (Check out a sample recipe below.)
  • Make enough cookies for each member to design 3 entries and have a few to share and enjoy.
  • There will be four judged categories (prizes for each category winner)

CATEGORIES

  • Best individual cookie design
  • Best family cookie design
  • The most creative shaped cookie
  • Most creative design depicting what scouting means to you

Entries should be submitted with a photo of the creator along with designed cookie. Last day to submit entries is December18, 2020! Winners will be contacted directly and announced on December 22, 2020.

Click here to enter your submission.

 

Sample Sugar Cookie Recipe:

Makes 4 dozen cookies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour, sift twice to fluff flour, then re-measure
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup fully softened butter (equals two full sticks of butter)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red or green sugar crystals (make your own festive mixture)

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a small bowl mix sifted flour, baking soda and baking powder, set aside. The sifting will result in using less flour by making it fluffy.   
  • In larger bowl cream together in order, butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Next, add small amounts of the flour mixture until all flour is mixed in. NOTE: Remember do not eat raw cookie dough.
  • Use two teaspoons to make rounded balls of dough (you can use your hands also). Roll dough balls in red or green sugar crystals if desired then place on ungreased cookie sheet spacing to they will be allowed to spread.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand on cookie sheet 2 minutes before removing and cooling on wire rack.  
  • Enjoy when fully cooled!

(from left to right)

Best Individual Design:  Evan B.

Most Creative Depicting Scouting:  Merit Badge Cookies

Most Creative Shaped Cookie:  Evan W.

Best Family Design: Leave Only Foot Prints


 

 

Family Game Night | November Activity

Family time is important and a game night is a great idea for families to bond. We are encouraging each family to play 1 game per week if possible. Click here for a list of rank requirements met by playing games as a family. 

  • One game will be made up by the Scout along with the rules and directions on how to play the game
  • Other games can be chosen from your variety of games
  • Some games may help your Scout with rank advancement
  • We encourage pictures to be sent highlighting your Family Game Night

File Name Description
2020 Family Game Night Rank Requirements Download
2020 Hiking Challenge Tracker Download
Hiketober A-Z Scavenger Hunt Download
Hiketober Bingo Download