Monday, April 27 – Monday, May 4 — #artistic #learnmorebydoing #musicandplay

Happy scouting! This week’s #challenge is all about to #learnmorebydoing, having fun with #musicandplay and being #artistic! Get creative and have some FUN!

Make sure you take some photos or videos of your activities and share them via Facebook and include @kettlecountry or email so we can put together a video of our FUN activities. Deadline to post or email your photos/video is Monday, May 4, 2020!

Here are some great ideas that include some ADVANCEMENT opportunities to do with your family!

Lions — “I’ll Do It Myself” – Make and use a Lions Scout bag and hanger for your personal scouting gear, make a personal care checklist and practice tying your shoes.

Tigers — “Stories in Shapes” – Explore an art website, decide what you like of the art you have seen, create a piece of art on paper or poster board, draw or create an art piece using shapes, and use tangrams to create shapes.

Wolfs — “Collections and Hobbies” – Begin a collection of ten items that have something in common with labeling each item and title your collection. Watch a webcast with your parents about collecting or model building. Pick a famous living person and write them a letter with asking them to send you an autographed photo.

Bears — “A World of Sound” – Use household items and make a mbira, sistrum and rain stick!

Webelos — “Art Explosion” – Create two self-portraits using two different techniques such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture or computer illustration. Use a camera or other electronic device and take at least 10 photos of your family, pets or scenery. Use photo-editing to crop, lighten or darken and change some of the photos. Draw or paint an original picture outdoors using art materials of your choice.

Arrow of Light – “Moviemaking” – Write a story outline describing a real or imaginary Scouting adventure. Create a pictured storyboard that shows your story. Create either an animated or live action movie about yourself and how you live by the Scout Oath and Law. Share the moving with your family.

Scouts BSA Youth & Venturers – Demonstrate the square knot, two half-hitches and taut-line hitch. Demonstrate tying the square, shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more poles or staves together.  OR start your Art, Animation, Basketry, Game Design or Moviemaking Merit Badges – make sure to ask your Scoutmaster for permission and suggestions for merit badge counselors.