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Colony Programme Plus Vol 1 pg 62-63
Whenever Beaver scouts go out for a day they need to be aware of the items they will need to cary. This activities will help them learn what they need to pack in a rucksack for a day out.


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Rucksack, cagoule, drink, First Aid kit, table lamp, iron, snacks, computer game, dictionary, deckchair, camera, money, maps and compass, sun hat and cream, mobile phone (for emergencies), items not required for a day out e.g. electrical toys, hair dryer, tin of beans etc. to have as red herrings.
OR pictures/photos of the above things with small containers to put the pictures into the correct pile


1. Gather lots of different items, some of which you would take on a fictitious day visit to the countryside, and some that would not be appropriate.

2. Spread them out in front of you with the Beaver Scouts sitting round them in a circle.

3. Go through each item in turn and see if the Beaver Scouts think you should take them. Place the items into a pile to take and a pile not to take.

4. You should end up with the items to take on a day visit which can be packed into the rucksack.


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