Scout badminton Monday, Jan 11 2010 

Short description Construct your own racket, ball and net
Instructions Racket:

Get hold of some flexible and relatively thin branches with a length of about one meter. Bend them in to the shape of a head/egg and tie the ends together with a piece of string. Make the “net” of the racket by applying string, and finally mount a thicker stick as a handle.


Take two poles of bamboo of approximately 2,5 meters of length. Dig them a half meter into the ground and mount a piece of tarpaulin between them with some rope.


Tie a monkey fist

Type of activity Knots and rope work
Section of scouts Scouts, Rovers
Number of participants One or more patrols
Duration Half a day or more
Location Outdoors
Season Any
Materials Per racket: 20 meters of string, flexible branch (approximately 1 meter), a stick for handle.

Per net: 1 piece of tarpaulin (at least 4 meters wide), 2 bamboo poles (2,5 meters), rope for attaching tarpaulin to poles, string to mark the badminton court.

Per ball: Approximately 1 meter of string to tie the monkey fist.


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

Star trip Wednesday, Jan 6 2010 

Short description Go look at the stars in the night
Instructions Go to an unlit spot on a cloudless night. Bring sleeping bag and matt, so you do not get cold while watching stars. Lie down and watch the stars. You can bring a star map, so you get to know the stars and constellations better. Use red flashlight when looking at the map, so you do not spoil your night vision.
Type of activity Orienteering
Section of scouts Scouts
Number of participants No limit
Location Outdoors
Season Any
Materials Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, star map, rear light from bicycle or flashlight with painted glass