Scout pack checks

Posted in Adventureson Sep 15, 2010

I’m a scout leader for a group of 11-year-old scouts.  Since we are going camping this weekend, tonight we were checking packs to make sure the scouts had all the proper gear.

We decided to make it into a game.  We (the leaders) would call out some important piece of gear such as flashlight.  The first scout to get us the gear would get a point.

It was a pretty fun way to do pack checks, but it required us to pay a little more attention to the scouts.  If particular scouts didn’t even flinch when we were calling something important, then we needed to be able to notice and talk to the scout.

To top it all off, at the end of the checks, we announce a flash flood, which meant bonus points to the scouts who could get everything all packed up the fastest.

3 Comments

Suzanne

September 16th, 2010 at 12:52 am

Love it! Especially the flash flood.

Jon

September 16th, 2010 at 5:12 am

I always thought scouts required you to bring too much stuff. I guess I was always a low-maintenance scout.

Becca

September 16th, 2010 at 10:25 am

WOW! That is so creative! I love it!

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