Monday, June 29 – Monday, July 6 — #flags #independence #service #helpful

Whether it is #service to your community, your family or to the nation; Scouts are #helpful and #courteous to others. We celebrate our #independence this week and give honor to our #flag.

Make sure you take some photos or videos of your activities and share them via Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and include #ScoutingAtHome   @BayLakesCouncil @Bay-Lakes Council Scouting @ Home Collaboration

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

Lions – “Pick My Path” – Perform a good turn for someone in your family or someone in your neighborhood. Teach a game to another person at home and explain that choices in that game have consequences and why.

Tigers — “Earning Your Stripes” – Work on a service project with your family or someone in your neighborhood. Create and play a gain with your family for a family game night.

Wolfs — “Council Fire” – Participate in a flag ceremony at home and work on a family service project at home or for a neighbor. Research your neighborhood and present a solution to your family regarding a community issue.

Bears — “Beat of the Drum” – Learn about Native American history and ceremonial dances. Learn about a local Native American tribe. Why are they influential in your community? Create a dream catcher and learn and perform a ceremonial dance.

Webelos & Arrow of Light — “Building a Better World” – Learn about the American Flag regarding the history, display and conduct a ceremony. Learn and explain American citizen rights, duties and what it is for the rule of law. Learn about another country and how Scouting is done in that country. Explain and present to your family.

Scouts BSA Youth & Venturers – Being close to you community, nation and world will create an being of one’s self to understand their rights and duties.  Start by learning more by being a citizen with your Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation or Citizenship in the World Merit Badges. Make sure you ask your Scoutmaster for permission and suggestions for merit badge counselors.