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
Craft for making a cool candle lantern
Switch back and forth between the experiments to ensure you use your time wisely and make observations as you go.
We started with them dissolving sugar in water and tasting it to get a handle on what might happen.
Lots of great games here:
> Scavenger Hunt > Mystery Item
> Detective > Dance Freeze
> Memory > 5 Second Game
> Drawasaurus.org > 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.
Cup 'o' Mac & Cheese (Cubs)
Microwave Main course cooking.
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 + JWST details.
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.
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..
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:
UK Scout-created "Explorer Escape Room": LINK TO IT
Hogwarts Digital Escape room: LINK TO IT
Howarts Escape St Michaels Scouts UK: LINK TO IT
Escape from Home: LINK TO IT
Space Explorer Training: LINK TO IT
Fairy Tail Quest: LINK TO IT
Sydney Opera House: LINK TO IT
Escape from a Star Wars Starship: LINK TO IT
Escape from Panem: LINK TO IT
Google Earth Scavenger Hunt: LINK TO IT
Minecraft Room: LINK TO IT
Ultra Mega Super Death Escape Room (13+): LINK TO IT
Spy Apprentice: LINK TO IT
Many Many More Rooms: LINK TO THEM
Unlock Disney World: LINK TO IT
[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.]
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