Kera Mari Monday, Jan 11 2010 

Short description Kera Mari is deep fried banana buns from Nepal
Instructions Mash the bananas and mix with the rest of the ingredients and knead it together. If needed add a little water. Turn the dough into small balls with the help of a spoon and boil them in the oil.
Type of activity Food and cooking
Section of scouts Any
Number of participants Any
Duration 30-45 minutes
Location Any
Season Any
Materials Dough: 2 cups of wheat flour, 4 bananas, 1 tbsp. sugar, 1 tbsp. butter or oil, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tbsp. of walnuts. Oil for boiling
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Tying knots with your toes Monday, Jan 11 2010 

Short description The scouts, either alone or in pairs of two, tie knots using only their toes
Instructions This game can even be turned into a competition, where one person shouts the name of a knot and the scouts (or pairs hereof) are to tie that knot as fast as possible. To make the two
Type of activity Knots and rope work
Section of scouts Cubs, Scouts
Number of participants Any
Duration 10-20 minutes
Location Any
Season Any
Materials One piece of rope per person

Coconut corn Monday, Jan 11 2010 

Short description Cook a dish from Zanzibar
Instructions Cut the corn cobs in 3 pieces. Put in a pot with water and salt. Cut the coconut into small pieces, and add it to the pot along with half a teaspoon of turmeric and chili powder to taste. Boil for approximately 20 minutes (until the corn is cooked). Drain the water from the pot, and add the juice of the lemon to the cobs. Serve warm or cold.
Type of activity Food and cooking
Section of scouts Any
Number of participants Any
Duration 30-60 minutes
Location Any
Season Any
Materials 1 pot, 3 corn cobs, 1 coconut, 1 lemon, chilli powder, salt, turmeric

Tree hugging Wednesday, Jan 6 2010 

Short description A person is blindfolded and led to a tree. After “hugging” the tree the person is returned to the starting point, and has to guess which tree he or she hugged.
Instructions The participants go together in pairs. One person is blindfolded and the other one leads the blindfolded person to a nearby tree. The blindfolded person now has to use his/her senses to feel, smell etc. the tree. After this the person is returned to the starting position, and the blindfold is removed. The person now has to guess, which tree he or she has been hugging. To make the game more difficult, the blindfolded person should try and guess which species of tree is being hugged.
Type of activity Nature
Section of scouts Any
Number of participants 2 or more
Duration 15-30 minutes
Location Outdoors (a place with trees)
Season Any
Materials None

Nature Domino Wednesday, Jan 6 2010 

Short description A game based solely on things found in nature. The scouts help expand the game the more things they find.
Instructions You start out with e.g. a leaf. The scouts then have to find a similar leaf in nature and bring it back. The one who first brings back the leaf, will get to put down the next thing to be found (again something found in nature). The one who brought the thing to be found can not take part in that particular round of searching (he/she already knows where to find that thing).
Type of activity Nature
Section of scouts Cubs, Scouts, Rovers
Number of participants 5 or more
Duration 15-60 minutes
Location Outdoors
Season Any
Materials None

“Light of attraction” Wednesday, Jan 6 2010 

Short description A way of attracting and watching butterflies, moths and other insects
Instructions In the evening and at night butterflies and many other insects gets attracted by bright light. Spread out a piece of white or light colored piece of fabric on the ground and place a lamp or flashlight on it. The night active insects will be attracted by the light and land on the light fabric. While they sit there, you will have plenty of time to study them.
Type of activity Nature
Section of scouts Cubs, Scouts
Number of participants Any
Duration 30 minutes or more
Location Outdoors
Season Spring, summer, autumn
Materials White or light colored piece of fabric, lamp or flashlight

Measure air humidity with a pine cone Wednesday, Jan 6 2010 

Short description Build a simple meter for measuring air humidity
Instructions Take a pine cone and place a straw between the scales. Fix the straw to the cone with glue. Put a piece of paper on the wall, and place the cone next to it. Write dry and humid on the paper. The straw will be pointing upwards when the air is humid and the pine cone is closing. When the air is dry, the cone will open up so as to spread its seeds, and the straw will be lowered. Make a small dot on the paper every day and note the date along with it, to follow the change in humidity over time.
Type of activity Nature
Section of scouts Cubs, Scouts
Number of participants Any
Duration
Location Any
Season Any
Materials Pine cones, straws, glue, pen, paper

Decomposition of waste Wednesday, Jan 6 2010 

Short description Use a time-line to illustrate, how long time it takes, for different types of waste to decompose.
Instructions When waste is dropped in nature, it disappears in two ways: either by someone picking it up an removing it, or if left alone it slowly decomposes and disappears. But how long time does it take for different types of waste to disappear? By hanging up a long string, and dividing it into periods (e.g. 1m = 25 years) where the age of the scouts, their parents and grand parents are marked, it is possible to illustrate how fast different types of waste decomposes. This is done by placing different types of waste along the string according to the time of decomposition.

Here are some examples for use:

Orange or banana peal: 2-5 weeks

Cigarette butt without filter: 3 months

Newspaper: 3-12 months

Cigarette pack without cellophane: 1 year

Cigarette filter: 1-5 years

Chewing gum: 5 years

Painted wood: 13 years

Aluminum can: 10-500 years

Plastic bag: 100-1.000 years

Plastic lid: 450 years

Glass bottles: 4.000-1.000.000

Type of activity Nature
Section of scouts Cubs, Scouts, Rovers
Number of participants Any
Duration 30 minutes
Location Indoors
Season Any
Materials A piece of string, small pieces of paper for parting the string into periods, different types of waste according to the list above.

“Travelling around the country” Wednesday, Jan 6 2010 

Short description The patrols are to consider, how to go to a specific place in the country
Instructions Every patrol  is given a map of Bhutan. Each patrol decide a specific town or place, and note this on a piece of paper. All the patrols swap papers. Now each of the patrols are to consider how to travel from where they are now to the place written on the piece of paper they received from the other patrol. They are to consider the means of transportation (by foot, car, bus etc.), and also places of interest along the way. After planning the trip, they are to present it to the other patrols.
Type of activity Orienteering
Section of scouts Cubs, Scouts
Number of participants 10 or more
Duration 30-60 minutes
Location Any
Season Any
Materials A map of Bhutan per patrol, paper and pens

Water compass Wednesday, Jan 6 2010 

Short description Construct a simple compass
Instructions Magnetize a needle with a strong magnet, remember to move the magnet over the needle in the same direction all the time. Then put the needle on the cork and place the cork ind the bowl of water. The needle will now function as a compass needle and show north-south direction.
Type of activity Orienteering
Section of scouts Cubs, Scouts
Number of participants Any
Duration 30 minutes
Location Any
Season Any
Materials Needle, strong magnet, cork, bowl filled with water

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