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Shelter in Place Scavenger Hunt

Shelter in Place Scavenger Hunt
David Madison
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Shelter in Place Scavenger Hunt

Open to all members of the BSA - From the Pee Dee Area Council

Shared from the Pee Dee Area Council - Michael Hesbach |  Scout Executive/CEO

SHELTER-IN-PLACE Scavenger Hunt

Challenge your Scout(s) to complete the 'Shelter-in-Place' Scavenger Hunt.  This scanvenger hunt has challenges that are fun and can involve other family members.

To earn the patch, a Scout must complete the set of requirements listed for his/her level of Scouting.  

Cub Scout Requirements

Fun Items (Complete 15 out of 20)

  • Earn the Protect Yourself Adventure Loop.  Click here for instructions. 
  • Plant a flower or vegetable plant, either in a pot or in a garden. 
  • Play a game with your family. Charades is a great game for family night. 
  • Take a picture of all your toilet paper and post at https://www.facebook.com/PDACBSA 
  • Paint, color, draw or sculpt an art project. Sidewalk chalk anyone? 
  • Explain to your family the importance of good hygiene and sheltering in place. 
  • Do as many jumping jacks as you can and record your progress for a week. 
  • Have a family movie night. Use some of that yummy Scout popcorn or make ice cream sundaes. 
  • Tie Dye a Shirt or a pair of socks. How crazy can you get?
  • Pick out and put together a puzzle. 
  • Make up a silly song and perform it for your family. The sillier the better.
  • Earn the Yo-Yo Adventure Loop.  Click here for instructions.  
  • Learn how to juggle. See how many balls you can juggle at the same time. 
  • Clean out your closet/drawers and donate to families in need. 
  • Clean up your room/playroom without being asked a million times. 
  • Eat breakfast every day. Make sure it’s a healthy one. 
  • Stay Hydrated!!! It’s easy to forget to drink water when you are busy. 
  • Perform a science experiment of your choice. 
  • Learn about an animal you would find in a zoo or aquarium. 
  • Visit a zoo or aquarium online. Some great websites would be: The Cincinnati Zoo (cincinnatizoo.org), The San Francisco Zoo (sfzoo.org), The National Zoo in Washington, DC or The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. All have webcams set up and a schedule of feeding time for the animals. 

 

Required Items (Complete 10 out of 12) 

  • Lead prayer at meal or bedtime for a week or attend 3 church services online 
  • Make a healthy snack or meal for your family. 
  • Explain the benefits of washing your hands to prevent the spread of disease
  • Take a 1-mile walk or hike.  
  • Identify 4 different kinds of birds or animals on your walk or hike. Dogs and Cats count. 
  • Help out your family. Do a chore around the house for 1 week. 
  • Find 1 food example from each of the food groups.  
  • Collect the Cub Scout Six Essentials or a basic survival kit for your hike. Check your rank requirements for the list. 
  • Recite the Scout Oath and Law every day for a week. 
  • Recite the Outdoor Code. 
  • Learn how to tie a Square Knot, Two Half Hitches, and the Bowline Knot. 
  • Earn 2 elective Belt Loops. Some of these items may fulfill some requirements. 
  • Take an hour each day with no electronics. Read a book, go outside, do something other than staring at a screen. 
     

 

Scout BSA Requirements

Required Items (Complete 10 of the 12 Requirements)

  • Say the Scout Oath and Law to your parents every day for 10 days 
  • Renew your Cyber-Chip online. 
  • Register for an online merit badge through Pee Dee Area Council. 
  • Complete 2 rank requirements at home for your next advancement. 
  • Review and demonstrate the “Hurry Cases” for First Aid. 
  • Learn and demonstrate the Square Knot, Two Half Hitches, Sheet Bend, Taut Line Hitch and Bowline Knot. 
  • Review the Emergency Prep merit badge. 
  • Make sure your personal and home first aid kits are stocked and up-to-date. 
  • Lead a family devotional. Remember those on the front-line during this pandemic. 
  • Earn the Interpreter Strip. Check it out on Scouting.org. Impress your friends by learning the basics of a new language! 
  • Prepare 1 healthy meal for your family. 
  • Recite the Scout Law and Oath every day for a week. 
  • Do your Good Turn Daily.

 

Fun Items (Complete 15 of the 20)

  • Take a 5 mile hike/walk with your family. Exercise to work off all those snacks! 
  • Earn at least 1 new Merit Badge. 
  • Explain the benefits of washing your hands to prevent the spread of disease
  • Build a camping shelter in your backyard living room. Use what your learned from Mr. Larry’s pioneering classes. Or campout in your backyard or living room. 
  • Practice Leave No Trace by picking up litter on your walk. Make sure you are wearing gloves! 
  • Identify 2 constellations in the night sky. 
  • Identify 5 different kinds of trees in your neighborhood or while on your hike/walk. 
  • Do push-ups and sit ups daily. Record your progress for 1 week. 
  • Take a picture of all your toilet paper. Build a castle! 
  • Have a family game night. Board games, card games, video games, any type of game! 
  • Have a family movie night. Use up that yummy Scout popcorn. 
  • Visit a zoo or aquarium online. Some great websites would be: The Cincinnati Zoo (cincinnatizoo.org), The San Francisco Zoo (sfzoo.org), The National Zoo in Washington, DC (nationalzoo.si.edu) or The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta (georgiaaquarium.org). All have webcams set up and a schedule of feeding time for the animals. 
  • Tie Dye a shirt or a pair of socks. Get creative! 
  • Learn and prepare a report about one animal you would find at a zoo or aquarium. 
  • Clean up your room without being asked a million times. 
  • Clean out your closet/drawers and donate to a family in need. 
  • Write your future self a letter about what is going on in the world today. Put it in a safe place to read later.
  • Take an hour each day with no electronics. Read a book, go outside, do something other than staring at a screen.
  • Make a Rube Goldberg machine out of materials around your house. Show that it works.
  • Learn to play a new game. Chess, checkers, Yahtzee, Pandemic, anyone?
  • Interview an adult about a time in their life that was outside the normal. Did a grandparent live through the Great Depression or the Flu Epidemic of 1968 or the Asian Flu (1956-1958)?

 

GET THE PATCH

Open to all members of the BSA - Purchase patch when completed at https://councilstuff.com/552 

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