From the Scouter Manual:
Objective: I will do something to help my Colony, my family and/or my community. When planning your adventures, you might like to have
- an adventure that surprises someone in a good way
Remember, when we do good deeds as Scouts, we don’t want praise or a reward. Check with an adult to make sure that you will be safe in your adventure and that the person receiving your help is okay with receiving it.
Here are some ideas to help you start creating your own adventures
- Make a snack to share with your Lodge (or at school, a nursing home or another place where it would be helpful). Think of possible food allergies.
- Write Thank-you notes or draw Thank-you pictures for at least three people who help you in some way and who usually don’t get thanked, such as a grocery store cashier, a bus driver, a hairdresser or a lifeguard.
- Do three good turns in one day at home or at school.
- Find out about who started Random Acts of Kindness or the Pay It Forward idea and why they did it. Tell the story to your Lodge or your family.
- Invite your family to join you in volunteering for one day in your community.
- Surprise your family by doing two or three jobs at home that you don’t usually do.
- Create a special surprise for a friend or family member who is sick.
- Who started your community? How long has it been there? Is your community famous for something? Are there people in your community who help make it a great place? Create an award certificate to present to them, with an adult’s help.
- Visit a nursing home or senior’s residence and share something you do well, or enjoy doing. You might play the piano or another instrument for the residents, sing a song, share some campfire songs or play board games.
- Read or tell a story to a younger sibling.
- Scouts have fun doing good turns. Find out about Good Turn week. What good turns will you do during Good Turn Week and all year round?
- With an adult’s help, hand out free lemonade on a hot day or hot chocolate on a cold day.
- Shovel snow from the sidewalk for someone who could use the help.
Need some more ideas?
Look at the Trail Cards for Big Brown Beaver’s Lodge: Citizenship.
Pick a suitable adventure for this badge that you would like to try on your own.