Monday, May 11 – Monday, May 18 — #outdoors #camping #tents

The weather is getting warmer and it is a great time for a #challenge to feature #camping, #tents and the great #outdoors! It is springtime in Wisconsin!

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 18, 2020!

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

Lions — “Mountain Lion” – Gather outdoor items you need to have with you when you go on an outdoor adventure and understand how to use them. Learn and commit to practicing the buddy system. Learn what SAW (Stay, Answer, and Whistle) means. Demonstrate what you can do to stay safe if you become separated from a group when you are outdoors. Demonstrate an understanding of respect for animals and nature on a hike.

Tigers — “Sky is the Limit” – Go outside with your parents and observe the night sky and talk about what you see. Observe the sky and find two constellations at night. Create a homemade model of a constellation. Draw and name your own constellation and share with your family/den.

Wolfs — “Call of the Wild” – Recite the outdoor code, Leave No Trace Principles. Tent outside with your family and list the possible weather changes that could happen during your overnight outside.

Bears — “Bear Necessities” – Camp outside with your family overnight or do an outdoor activity. Make a list of items you need for the activity or overnight camping event. Help set up a tent by determining a good spot for the tent and explain why.

Webelos & Arrow of Light — “Castaway” – Demonstrate how to light a fire without using matches with a parent present. Campout overnight with your family and cook two different recipes that do not require pots and pans. Learn about what items should be in an outdoor survival kits that you can carry in a small survival kit and explain why the items you choose are important for survival.

Scouts BSA Youth & Venturers – Prepare and attend a virtual overnight camping trip in your backyard. Sleep in a tent that you help pitch. Show the personnel and camping gear you will use on this overnight camping trip. OR start your Cooking, Family Life, or Weather Merit Badges – make sure to ask your Scoutmaster for permission and suggestions for merit badge counselors.