Virtual Meeting Ideas

Using Tools like ZOOM, Google Meet, MS Teams, and others, you can host your virtual meeting, when in person meetings are not an option.

Scouts Canada has a page about Scouting at Home.  LINK TO IT

These are some meeting ideas 1st Stouffville Scouts have done, or links to activities:

Online and in-person outlines

Activities for all ages, sorted into categories

Section Ideas for Virtual meetings.

Craft for making a cool candle lantern

Scientific Beavers
Switch back and forth between the experiments to ensure you use your time wisely and make observations as you go.
Lots of great games here:
  • Scavenger Hunt

  • Detective

  • Memory

  • Drawasaurus.org

  • Mystery Item

  • Dance Freeze

  • 5 Second Game

  • Simon Says

A free account is required for this site, but pretty cool and not as easy as it looks.

Both Beavers and Scouts have 'baked' a little cake in during our meetings.  Here is a slideshow-sharing-friendly version to do your own.
Another simple microwave cooking endeavour. 

Easy stove top recipe.  Yum!

Picture identification of scouting items (request permission to view please)

Group discussion, with many links to Canadian resources.

A short presentation we did on the anniversary of the Hubble's Launch. (request permission to view please)

They were very popular with all ages (thanks to my niece for the idea).  There are so many ideas.  This is a link to Google search to find as many as you want.

Made by pulling questions from many scouting sources.

Urban Orienteering
Many Scouts are in the city.  So while compasses and bearings are cool and interesting, being able to take transit to your destination is just as useful & relevant!
Without using Google or Bing Maps, find you way to a sports venue from your house.  Or get to Parliament Hill, Ottawa for Canada Day Celebrations! Via, GO transit, city transits..  

Knots
Other groups have had great success with this idea.

Online Escape rooms
We participated in several Online, and in many cases, home-made escape rooms.  Here's some links:
[I've been in contact with other online Escape room businesses that have Scout-rates.  I haven't tried any, but know they are out there, and the ones I've been in contact with have been very responsive.]


Rube Goldberg Machines
All Ages
Build the most complicated way of doing something simple... Like get a ball into a pot (the 'basket').

A fun way the kids get to play from home, while interacting with their friends. 

Article about online youth elections


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