National Capital Area Council
group into seven smaller groups and assign each group one of the words listed
below. Have participants practice the parts as you assign them. Read the
story. After each of the words is read pause for the group to make the
"Whew, it's hot!"
"Burrrrrrrr, it's cold!"
Alaska "Watch out for the moose!"
Florida "Mickey Mouse"
Keyboard "Typety, typety"
Scout or Scouting "Do Your
had just attended School Night for Scouting in his home town of Nome,
Alaska. He wanted to Send E-Mail to his computer pal Jeff, in
Orlando, Florida to tell him that he joined Scouts. He knew that
Jeff had been in Scouting for a while and wanted to find out what
he was getting into.
Vaughn sat down at the computer Keyboard and reached for his
Mouse. He typed in the message, hit Send with the Mouse and
eagerly awaited Jeff’s reply.
doing homework at the Keyboard, Jeff received Vaughn’s E-Mail.
He was really excited to get Vaughn’s news. Jeff immediately
sent E-Mail back to Vaughn in Nome, Alaska with all the fun
Scouting stuff they do in Orlando, Florida. He talked about such
things as the Pinewood Derby, Day Camp, the Blue & Gold, the Raingutter Regatta,
plus all of the great hikes, field trips and more! When Jeff finished
listing all the things they do in Scouts, he hit the Send key on
his Keyboard. After Vaughn finished reading Jeff’s E-Mail,
he began to think he had made a smart decision by joining Scouts.
of weeks later, after Vaughn had attended his first Pack meeting, where
he received his Bobcat badge, he decided to Send Jeff an E-Mail to
tell him the good news. So he sat down at the Keyboard and reached for
his Mouse to Send the message.
drew a card with his Mouse to congratulate Vaughn for earning
his first Scouting badge.
of their meetings, Jeff from Orlando, Florida and Vaughn
from Nome, Alaska would Send E-Mail to each other telling
everything they had done in their meetings. They both agreed Scouting is
a lot of fun. They also became life-long buddies and pen pals!
Circle Ten Council
First, you need to come up with a set
of newsworthy stories to read to the pack – probably enough to last 3 –5 minutes
(max). They don’t need to be real and definitely they don’t need to be somber.
Let them be light and enjoyable to hear read aloud.
Next, you need to assign a really
animated leader/parent from the pack who will read the stories in front of the
Then (and here’s the catch), you need
to have a few of the other leaders assigned to watch and take note of the
reader’s animations while he/she reads the stories. These will need to be
written down during the reading so that all animations are captured. Also,
instruct the reader to be animated during the reading, making separate,
noticeable animation. For example, the reader may pull hair, scratch knee, slap
forehead, throw hands up in air, etc. Before the news is read, give the Den
Leaders paper and pencils, and then give the pack these instructions:
Mr. / Ms. Smith has some very
important news to read to us tonight. We ask everyone to sit quietly and pay
very close attention, because, after the news is read, we will have a contest to
see which den paid the most attention. The judges will be making notes as the
news is read, but everyone else must just pay attention! No notes, please!
After the news is read, give the
following contest instructions:
How much did you pay attention? Each
group is to write down every action that is observed while Mr. / Ms Smith read
the news. Then we will compare your lists to the judges’ list to see who paid
attention the most.
Finally, have the judges read off
their combined list and have the Den Leaders compare the den lists. The den
that has the most notable actions wins. Maybe they can get the “Newsies” award
for their flag – how about one of those dog chew newspapers hanging from a