Get Out and Scout | Scouting On Demand

Activities: 

  • Have a Cook-Off with your neighbors. Cookies, loaded hotdogs, craziest sandwich, most chocolaty hot chocolate, best impression of a Philly cheesesteak, best use of Spam in a camping style dish, or whatever you like to make!   Cook, be safe, share, and be thankful for the time together,
  • Did that cook-off light a fire with your Scout?   Taking it to the next level with the kids programs at the Publix Apron Cooking School in Alpharetta (cost varies) - https://ww4.publix.com/recipes-planning/aprons-cooking-schools/alpharetta/classes?date=20201206&category=KidsTopics
  • Collect supplies for your local food pantry.  Even if it’s just a few cans from your next grocery trip, it means alot to the folks in your community.  Find your local food pantry here - https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/ga-atlanta or talk to your Pack, charter organization, or church to see if they have a food pantry they support.  Make it easy; help out.
  • Ice - it’s what happens to water when it gets too cold.  It’s also great fun.  Why not try ice skating?  There are lots of indoor and outdoor rinks around Atlanta; pack your fuzzy socks and a helmet and go  - https://www.atlantaparent.com/ice-skating-atlanta/
  • Visit a furry friend at Noah’s Ark.  Self guided tours are free from noon to 3pm Tuesdays through Saturdays - http://www.noahs-ark.org  
  • Holiday Hunt Scavenger Hunt at the historic Oakland Cemetery - $25/family and kid friendly.   https://oaklandcemetery.com/event/holiday-hunt-scavenger-hunt/
  • Drive around town and check out some festive light displays - https://365atlantatraveler.com/christmas-light-displays/ 
  • A Scout is Friendly - Get In And Scout - Many of us celebrate religious holidays with our families in December.  This year may make it more challenging to have those family connections, which can be especially hard on older family members.  This is a great time for a Scout to be a friend.  Grab some technology and reach out to family and see what they did to celebrate the holidays when they were Scout age.  Some great memories may ensue.  Or, throw some technology on the dinner table and bring everyone together for a virtual meal.  It may not be ideal, but it’s definitely doing your best.
  • Winter break travel plans cancelled?  Try Virtual Zoo Camp (cost varies) - https://zooatlanta.org/program/schools-out-session/
  • The Christmas Parade may be cancelled this year, but you can still tune in for A Look Back At 40 Years of the Children’s Christmas Parade, which will air on WSB-TV on Sunday, December 6 at 1:30pm - https://www.choa.org/parade
  • Spending a little more time indoors?  What about earning the Religious Emblem for your faith? https://www.scouting.org/awards/religious-awards/
  • Easy Cub Scout Camp Cooking - One pot franks and beans https://youtu.be/1Vvk_C-loBQ
  • Backyard Cub Scout Tricks - Stubborn tent stakes, getting them in and out https://youtu.be/-Y9bFBNx95g
  • Fly a kite.  Autumn means a bit of a breeze in Georgia and it’s a great time to take to the skies with a kite.  Don’t have a kite?  Make one!  https://boyslife.org/hobbies-projects/projects/158136/how-to-make-a-classic-diamond-shaped-kite/ 
  • Collect supplies for your local food pantry.  Even if it’s just a few cans from your next grocery trip, it means alot to the folks in your community.  Find your local food pantry here - https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/ga-atlanta or talk to your Pack, charter organization, or church to see if they have a food pantry they support - make it easy, help out.
  • Make a pinecone turkey (or a whole flock) for the Thanksgiving table. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrRR6aE1ox4  Take a walk to your favorite tree to find the best pinecones.  While you’re there, why not take a 1 foot hikehttps://youtu.be/r9x1RuDjJwM
  • Family Art Escapes at the High Museum, November 21 - Explore the museum, make some art, have fun.  Preregistration/tickets required - https://high.org/event/family-art-escapes-5/
  • Duty to Country - Visit a local historic site and explore the rich and incredibly impactful history of Georgia. Explore the Etowah Indian Mounds, a beautiful trip back in time.  Make sure to pack a snack for a quiet bite by the river.  Snacks are 1 of the 6 Essentials, so enjoy Being Prepared! - https://gastateparks.org/EtowahIndianMounds or wander Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, an amazing window into the Civil War - https://www.nps.gov/kemo/index.htm. And no, you don’t need to hike up the mountain to take in the incredible depth of Kennesaw Mountain.  The Environmental Trail is a great walk in the woods; add the 24 Gun Trail for older Cubs.  
  • A Scout is Helpful - Get In And Scout - A lot of us celebrate Thanksgiving at the end of November.  There’s no better time to show your Scout Spirit than surrounded by family and friends.  Help out in any way you can (maybe leave carving the turkey to a caring adult) and be cheerful and friendly to all gathered.  No uniform will be needed to pick out the Scout in the house.  
  • Easy Cub Scout Camp Cooking - S’mores four ways. Make your favorite this weekend; fire is optional. https://youtu.be/1TREHavTdUs
  • Backyard Cub Scout Tricks - Easy shoelace knot tripod and blanket tipi.  https://youtu.be/Ix9Jpz_b7t0