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An activity to get Scouts thinking about why they come to Scouts and what they can get out of it.


Paper, Pens, Ideas!


Give each group of 3-4 a large sheet of paper and a couple of pens.
Before splitting into groups, get a few ideas to get everyone thinking. Ask why people (not just them, but any of the millions of Scouts in the world) come to Scouts: Adventure, Camping, Outdoors, Frienships. Also try and think outside the box: Fire Lighting, Getting Lost (and finding your way home) and also positive attributes of Scouts: Brave, Trustworthy etc.

10 Minutes: Split into groups of 3-4 and get each group to write a list of as many aspects as possible.
15 Minutes: Get one group at a time to read out their list, if they say something which another group has thought off then all groups must cross that item off. Go around until every group has read out their unique items. Allow some room for discussion if people wish to dispute that an item is Scouting related!

Get each group to count up the unique items they have left (i.e not crossed out). The winner is the group with the most!
People Scout Because:
Adventure, Camping, Hiking, Canoeing, Sailing, Getting Lost, Fires, Axes, Knives, Tents, Backwoods Cooking, Drama, Art, Building, Friendships, Holidays, Travelling, Languages, Culture, Patriotism

A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent, Organised,


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