My Tiger Jungle Adventure
Adventure Goal: A Tiger's world includes many types of animals, plants, and insects. Scouts learn that these living things all have a purpose and we need to share our environment with them. Scouts will notice the habitats of various creatures and learn that everyone can make a positive difference in the world around them.
Complete Requirement 1 plus at least two others.
- With your parent/guardian or other caring adult (referred to in the handbook as "your adult partner"), go for a walk outside, and pick out two or more sights or sounds of "nature" around you. Discuss with your partner or den.
- Take a 1-foot hike. Make a list of the living things you find on your 1-foot hike. Discuss these plants or animals with your parent/guardian, other caring adult, or your den.
- Point out two different kinds of birds that live in your area. With your parent/guardian, other caring adult, or den, find out more about one of these birds.
- Be helpful to nature by planting a plant, shrub, or tree. Learn more about the needs and growth of the item you've planted.
- Build and hang a birdhouse.
Ideas for Adventure Requirements:
- Use popsickle sticks and string to mark off a 1-foot square area for each scout. An area of dirt with sparce plants is better than a manicured yard. A magnifying glass for each scout will encourage them to look closely for tiny movements.
- Asking scouts to shout out names of birds they know before going on a search will help get them thinking. A local park with trees and water is often your best bet for observing birds. Common birds might be robin, duck, goose, chickadee, blackbird, dove, hawk, pigeon, or seagull.
- Finding an appropriate location to plant trees may take prior planning. You might be able to get seedlings from a local nursery, the US Forest Service, or local agricultural agency. Planting the tree indoors in a pot until good weather might fit your den schedule better.
- A birdhouse can be made from a milk carton, large food can, or pieces of wood. This is a good opportunity to try out hand tools, following plans, and painting.
- Listing sounds as 'natural' or 'human' can help scouts get a feel for how wild or urban their environment is.
Den Meeting Ideas for My Tiger Jungle Adventure:
- Play Evolution - from eggs to butterflies, get scouts thinking about what they might find outside.
- Do CopyCat Collection - gets scouts exploring with an eye out for uniqueness in common natural items.
- Do Critter Creations - after exploring the real world, use imagination to create new animals.
- Expand your tree planting good turn into a Conservation Good Turn that includes the whole Pack.
- Play Birds of a Feather game - helps recognize various bird sounds.
- Sing Mother Goony Bird song
- Read Redbird story - reflect on how scouts can be like the bird.
- Use some Nature Activities as den meeting gathering activities.
- Share Blind Bird game at a pack meeting.
- Remember to use this Backyard Jungle adventure as a step towards each scout's Outdoor Activity award.
Dec 05, 2015 - Shamarjay Perkins
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