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I started this page so that there would be a page of all the great ideas we are ALL doing, so whether you are just starting, or need new ideas this page is one place to collect them.  
 
I started this page so that there would be a page of all the great ideas we are ALL doing, so whether you are just starting, or need new ideas this page is one place to collect them.  
  
 
Some are ideas that need to be flushed out, others hopefully are enough to get you started.
 
Some are ideas that need to be flushed out, others hopefully are enough to get you started.
 
Create an account and add your ideas to this page, or send me an email with yours at 1stwinonagc@gmail.com - that's what we all need right now.
 
Create an account and add your ideas to this page, or send me an email with yours at 1stwinonagc@gmail.com - that's what we all need right now.
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Think of it like a camp where we all bring an activity, and together we have a full day of activities for everyone.
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== Service Hours ==
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* Thank you cards for first responders
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* Thank you cards/signage for Truck Drivers (local truck stop)
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* Food Drives
  
 
== Platforms ==
 
== Platforms ==
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== All Ages ==
 
== All Ages ==
 
Adjust the difficulty level, but any of these can be done at any level.
 
Adjust the difficulty level, but any of these can be done at any level.
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Watch this video from the UK - [https://vimeo.com/423664540 How to deliver Scouts online - Webinar 2705] - an hour-long but loads of ideas in there - (Thanks Scouter Janet Cass, 401st Toronto for passing along this link)
  
 
=== Activities ===
 
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* Tic Tac Zoom - everybody has a piece of paper with an X or O - when it's time, hold up your paper and see which has the most in a row (could also be Connect 4, 5, etc.) Or most sets of 3 in a row  (can be done with hands crossed for X or make an "O" too
 
* Tic Tac Zoom - everybody has a piece of paper with an X or O - when it's time, hold up your paper and see which has the most in a row (could also be Connect 4, 5, etc.) Or most sets of 3 in a row  (can be done with hands crossed for X or make an "O" too
 
* Show them knots and how to tie them
 
* Show them knots and how to tie them
 
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* Capture the Flag - all cameras off, hide the flag in the background and then search. Maybe use breakout rooms for team planning, and who is going to hide the object.
 
* Zoom War - everybody brings a deck of cards - 1,2,3 - war - highest card wins
 
* Zoom War - everybody brings a deck of cards - 1,2,3 - war - highest card wins
 
* Puppet show night - tired of looking at each other? Bring a puppet and put on a show for the camera - record it for later? So easy to do when they are offscreen.
 
* Puppet show night - tired of looking at each other? Bring a puppet and put on a show for the camera - record it for later? So easy to do when they are offscreen.
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* Build a robot out of lego (or draw it), be able to talk about the robot's powers (Scouter William Mahaffy)
 
* Build a robot out of lego (or draw it), be able to talk about the robot's powers (Scouter William Mahaffy)
 
* Draw an imaginary creature made out of two real animals. eg. skunk horse - Runs really fast but nobody wants to ride it. (Scouter William Mahaffy)
 
* Draw an imaginary creature made out of two real animals. eg. skunk horse - Runs really fast but nobody wants to ride it. (Scouter William Mahaffy)
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* The RCMP has a great Emergency Preparedness Scavenger Hunt that also covers off some of the OAS skills (Barb Taylor)
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* Comedy night - each scout had to bring two jokes (Scouter Unknown)
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* Royal Botanical Gardens (Scouter Janet Anderson)
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* Toronto zoo is having virtual camps May long weekend Saturday and Sunday night - (Scouter Janet Cass, 401st Toronto)
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* Newfoundland and Labrador Council has a weekly bingo card on FB page (Scouter Steve Kavanagh)
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* MuseumHack.org built teambuilding.com when COVID hit [https://teambuilding.com/events/tiny-campfire#photos this is their "tiny campfire"] - (Scouter Martinello)
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* Urban challenge picture scavenger hunt - pic of yourself with a banana in the forest, pic posing as a pterodactyl on a rock, pic of you doing a snow angel on the grass etc, etc. Sharing the pics the next week went over huge (Scouter Nicole Pope)
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* Draw a Beaver
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* Bingo
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* Internet Safety Lessons (Technology Beaver)
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* [[Media:IndoorOutdoorScavengerHunt.jpg|Indoor and outdoor scavenger hunt (Scouts Canada)]]
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* [https://www.theandroidsoul.com/how-to-play-family-feud-on-zoom/ Family Feud on Zoom]
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* [https://www.theandroidsoul.com/best-trivia-games-on-zoom/ Best trivia games on zoom]
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* [https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.escapefromhome.co.uk%2Fintropirates%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR163jiuTzCjFbvIVJ9YE6vNz-2Wss1LbjmC8BksJ_SqmOT0HY56IQjdoPo&h=AT1Gmp_Ed7oOV0UTi6KKzsO61QvYtNytwIRpumnngNJEWIIwSCwwpWIml-9Q60ooS1fFLUapERCUu0T_B4OqkY0391ke5isP85BC7D1aa86jGmZ_iolW23vD4p8dI4l_8-6m&__tn__=R%5D-R&c%5B0%5D=AT3hbQpgH2SxyvEe2R9gkvnkYNLxZ5jtFA_Zd3zljpLrV-duSM6Fqf10iVsUQ8VT2BeDHbj57h1evmnY5dHF4-FwyYE_fq95IKHhLsovJawEPkjRYyYxbnzTUMFHy3jp6-iUwG0W5CBoqTXtFBZZ2pF3tcqRFpiBUqgMIBiCSGnQJKVMYDVL OSM Escape Room]
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* [https://www.escapefromhome.co.uk/intropirates Intro to Pirates]
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* Cooking Night - Everyone makes the same thing, or everyone makes their own and shares (virtually). It could be guided by a guest. Easy recipes for Beavers like Rice Krispy Squares or more advanced for older sections. (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
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* Craft Night - Simple crafts, if possible drop off materials beforehand (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
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* Virtual Hiking Challenge - Everyone hikes a bit each week and tally up the distance, then show that on a map (i.e. try to virtually hike to the next city, or a favorite camp, etc)
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* Make a Time Capsule (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
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* Jackbox.tv has some great games. Joke Boat is good for younger kids (just set it to Family Friendly!)  Needs 2nd Device (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
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* Try to spot the International Space Station from your back yard! [https://www.heavens-above.com/ Spot the ISS] lets you look up when it will fly over your city. (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
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* Everyone shows off their campfire blankets and tells stories about some of the badges. (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
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* [https://morsecode.world/ Online Morse Code Training] - send each other "Secret Messages" (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
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* Bucket Brigade - Have each person get splashed from the left, and then throw a bucket to the right - stitch it all together
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* Battleship - use the old paper method, or get out the old board and play in teams
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* [https://what3words.com/embedded.fizzled.trial What 3 words] - have some fun seeing what locations your favourite 3 words are in the world
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* [https://wrongify.com/play Play Wrongify]
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/10iOD7Wy_YU4NmkPU7ZH7YTrq11qJAANjZZ0PAotKhR8/preview?fbclid=IwAR3tfbBM9IwMuc8hrqwdvtOTMbA2piA5m1NqNEHInsr5g0WxFQ_U8TbKbOI# Pages of Ideas] (scouter Fiona T, 1st Niagara)
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* Guess Who - Take turns to guess, and each Scout turns off their camera when they are eliminated
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* Knot of the week
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* Bring 2 jokes - Stand up night
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* [https://www.scoutlink.net/ scoutlink.net] - Online monitored Minecraft Server, chat, etc. all year round
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* [https://www.airportexplorer.club/ Toronto Airport Explorer Club]
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* [https://attachments.convertkitcdnn2.com/253968/18579cf1-e0f4-4cd1-906a-d9ebc85cddbe/PDTP-Treasure-Hunt-printable-kit-DOWNLOAD.pdf PDTP Treasure Hunt Printable Sheets - Outdoor Treasure Hunts]
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* [https://gosoftworks.com/PiratesLog/ Pirates Log] 1st Semiahmoo Sea Scouts wanted to create an activity to learn about marine navigation and have some fun doing it. - Scouter Richard, 1st Semiahmoo Sea Scouts.
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* [https://www.drawasaurus.org drawasaurus] - pictionary like game Scouter Richard, 1st Semiahmoo Sea
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6thusSu-Qt4 Tiger, Alien, Cow] x - like rock, paper, scissors but everyone needs to act like one of them and pick - try to get everyone to be the same!
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6thusSu-Qt4 Why were you late?] Why were you late? Send one person away and make up a story and then pantomime. Where do you work? Why were you late?
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6thusSu-Qt4 Pass the Red Ball] Pass the red ball? The first person passes a red ball, Billy, red ball then Billy will say Johnny paper airplane, etc.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbg5SZ6q5gg Youth Group Game Ideas for Zoom from Baptist Youth]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfmI14IcI7 You Rock] Team Building Exercise
  
 
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* [https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities/ UK Scouting Activities]
 
* [https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities/ UK Scouting Activities]
 
* [https://houseparty.com/ House Party] for Apples to Apples, Pictionary, etc.
 
* [https://houseparty.com/ House Party] for Apples to Apples, Pictionary, etc.
* [https://skribbl.io/ skribbl.io]
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* [https://skribbl.io/ skribbl.io] - Scouter Richard found it was too easy for Cubs to end up in some random game room if they didn't follow directions well. We found [https://www.drawasaurus.org drawasaurus] far safer for cubs and also less intrusive advertising. - Scouter Richard, 1st Semiahmoo Sea Scouts
 
* [https://boardgamearena.com Board Game Arena]
 
* [https://boardgamearena.com Board Game Arena]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSVqPAN1nCM&fbclid=IwAR1AlkBcIAcGQYh76ETCbkp9IlutWLSZY2DqggMrk2lkkuMtAuxR2tGj3js Virtual Tropical Rain Forest Trail] (thanks 1st Beamsville!)
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSVqPAN1nCM&fbclid=IwAR1AlkBcIAcGQYh76ETCbkp9IlutWLSZY2DqggMrk2lkkuMtAuxR2tGj3js Virtual Tropical Rain Forest Trail] (thanks 1st Beamsville!)
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* Directed drawing. We used a YouTube video (Art Hub for Kids is great for the younger kids) and followed the directions to draw a picture together. We chose a baby bird in a nest in honour of spring. (Scouter Jennifer Gallant, 70th London Scouts)
 
* Directed drawing. We used a YouTube video (Art Hub for Kids is great for the younger kids) and followed the directions to draw a picture together. We chose a baby bird in a nest in honour of spring. (Scouter Jennifer Gallant, 70th London Scouts)
 
* I haven't tried this one yet, but it's on my list: [https://jeopardylabs.com Make your own Jeopardy-style quizzes for free] (Scouter Jennifer Gallant, 70th London Scouts)
 
* I haven't tried this one yet, but it's on my list: [https://jeopardylabs.com Make your own Jeopardy-style quizzes for free] (Scouter Jennifer Gallant, 70th London Scouts)
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* Design a roller coaster using Planet Coaster (STEM)
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* Virtual Monopoly with Google Maps
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* [https://www.red-herring-games.com/virtual-murder-mystery-games/ Our Virtual Murder Mystery Games - Play on Video Chat]  (needs review)
  
 
=== Videos ===
 
=== Videos ===
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38JG3JX4h3g What does the World Scout Badge?]  (Thanks Scouter Melanie of 1st Winona)
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38JG3JX4h3g What does the World Scout Badge?]  (Thanks Scouter Melanie of 1st Winona)
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umg2X0mbK6k&list=PLVqHYSd-PaH363gHosyUNMjHTO9VKXZ0H Is it a Scarf or a Necker? ] – (Thanks Scouter Melanie of 1st Winona)
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umg2X0mbK6k&list=PLVqHYSd-PaH363gHosyUNMjHTO9VKXZ0H Is it a Scarf or a Necker? ] – (Thanks Scouter Melanie of 1st Winona)
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* [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBDMd0UJR5MBTY61rGJm0RA 27th Guelph Scouts youth-led videos] (Thanks Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
  
 
== Beavers ==
 
== Beavers ==
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* Nothing specific to Cubs, but would love to hear some ideas!
 
* Nothing specific to Cubs, but would love to hear some ideas!
 
* Action Figure night - bring your favourite action figure to the meeting - who has more figures than Akela/Kaa/Bagheera?
 
* Action Figure night - bring your favourite action figure to the meeting - who has more figures than Akela/Kaa/Bagheera?
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* [https://www.facebook.com/events/832670903878644/?active_tab=discussion Rube Goldberg] (Scouter Fiona)
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* [http://www.wolfmatters.org/ Wolf Matters] (Scouter Andy Li)
  
 
== Scouts ==
 
== Scouts ==
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* PC Builder sites - give them a budget and see what type of system they can build
 
* PC Builder sites - give them a budget and see what type of system they can build
 
* Virtual PC Builder - put all those parts and hook them up virtually (still looking for a free version to do this)
 
* Virtual PC Builder - put all those parts and hook them up virtually (still looking for a free version to do this)
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* Wiki Racing [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikiracing Wikiracing] (Scouter Leif and Scouter Janet)
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* [https://wakelet.com/wake/e87e8fd5-61d5-4974-87f9-091dee574cb7 40+ Digital Escape Rooms]
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* [https://www.yourlibrary.ca/citizenship/ Online Citizenship Test]
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* [https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/about/geek-squad-academy-online-learning/bltb8cea37e3d55211a?CMP=eml-gs-pr-t-2020-05-13-c_na-csgsc_s-gcat_gs-g_aw-f_na-na-na&j=395909&l=52_HTML&e=&u=11319833&mid=7210119&jb=2 BestBuy Online Geek Squad Academy] - Stop Motion, 3D Design, Cryptography, Picture Perfect Mobile, Game Development, Bending Binary, Web Know-How
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* [https://www.amateurastronomy.org/astronomy-and-stem-themed-activities-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR00i4VAKj8HTxHzOKSLTc7s4qyDRXOSLtspb-zEl5qT9zv-lp-mNikpv1A Hamilton Amateur Astronomy]
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* [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1P2T3CQkKbqPTlD5uqIrfQGcvTcfnX7sw5PLApPzcvk8/edit#gid=0 Where in the World Google Maps Search Game]
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* [https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities/digital-detectives/ Digital Detectives]
  
 
== Venturers ==
 
== Venturers ==
* Online Dungeons and Dragons
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* [https://www.dndbeyond.com/ D&D Beyond]
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* [https://dnd.wizards.com/remote/freematerial Dungeons & Dragons Stay at Home. Play at Home] - Free Materials
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* [https://magic.wizards.com/en/mtgarena Magic the Gathering]
  
 
== Rovers ==
 
== Rovers ==

Latest revision as of 22:25, 7 April 2021

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I started this page so that there would be a page of all the great ideas we are ALL doing, so whether you are just starting, or need new ideas this page is one place to collect them.

Some are ideas that need to be flushed out, others hopefully are enough to get you started. Create an account and add your ideas to this page, or send me an email with yours at 1stwinonagc@gmail.com - that's what we all need right now.

Think of it like a camp where we all bring an activity, and together we have a full day of activities for everyone.

Contents

Service Hours

  • Thank you cards for first responders
  • Thank you cards/signage for Truck Drivers (local truck stop)
  • Food Drives

Platforms

It doesn't matter what technology you pick - it has to work for your group. The first time they join is no different than the first meeting or camp - they don't know what to expect, they are overly excited or anxious - let them explore a bit and then set expectations.

We paid for Zoom because we didn't want parents to stand by at the 40-minute mark. It was the best $20 we have spent in a long time, and still cheaper than monthly crafts, camps, snacks, etc. or whatever other expenses we no longer have. Check out Zoom Basics with Steve Dotto

Other technologies that might work for you:

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Google Hangouts, Duo, etc.
  • WebEx
  • Discord (it's a great way to hook in the gamers in your group, as well as get others interested)
  • Jitsi - free, but security not as good. e.g. if the organizer leaves then the password is removed - unless you host your own

Hosting

We are using Zoom, and YES it is secure now, and getting more so every day. Keep your software up to date, or it won't matter which one you select. Apple, Google, Microsoft have all gone through the same security concerns.

We tried out the main ones - WebEx, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Discord, Jitsi - but Zoom was the easiest to adopt and has the most devices supported. Don't switch it up on parents, once they are comfortable, they will be fine.

Check out Steve Dotto's videos for a getting started with Zoom - Zoom Basics

All Ages

Adjust the difficulty level, but any of these can be done at any level.

Watch this video from the UK - How to deliver Scouts online - Webinar 2705 - an hour-long but loads of ideas in there - (Thanks Scouter Janet Cass, 401st Toronto for passing along this link)

Activities

Easy

  • Join Folding@Home, Team 250015 (World Scouting) as a group and help fight COVID19 - more details to get started are at Folding@Home Getting Started
  • Watch a Youtube video together - Scoutadelic has a lot of great ones - building lego, building a bird feeder, etc.
  • Tic Tac Zoom - everybody has a piece of paper with an X or O - when it's time, hold up your paper and see which has the most in a row (could also be Connect 4, 5, etc.) Or most sets of 3 in a row (can be done with hands crossed for X or make an "O" too
  • Show them knots and how to tie them
  • Capture the Flag - all cameras off, hide the flag in the background and then search. Maybe use breakout rooms for team planning, and who is going to hide the object.
  • Zoom War - everybody brings a deck of cards - 1,2,3 - war - highest card wins
  • Puppet show night - tired of looking at each other? Bring a puppet and put on a show for the camera - record it for later? So easy to do when they are offscreen.
  • Hangman / Wheel of Fortune - using the shared whiteboard
  • Scattegories - Give them 10 - 12 categories and a letter - see what they come up with
  • iSpy with my little eye something that is purple! When they need a clue, narrow it down to which room it is in (need to be in gallery mode)
  • Charades on the Whiteboard
  • Scavenger Hunt - go find something that is a battery, pillow, tool, Scouting, utensil
  • Simon Says
  • Bring assorted Lego, start the timer and see what you can build in 60 seconds
  • Freeze Tag
  • Freeze Dance
  • Red light / Green light (first to the camera)
  • 20 Questions
  • Wax Museum - who moves first? (best in gallery mode)
  • Funny Hat day
  • Costume party
  • Show and Tell
  • Online magicians, reptile guys, etc. many are moving to Zoom hosting shows
  • Meet up with another group that you don't often see (like from Beaveree/Cuboree/Competition Camps) - show them that Scouting is still going on!
  • Local College/University might have a STEM or Science program available - McMaster University in Hamilton, ON does
  • Talent Night
  • Funny Face challenge
  • Yoga
  • Build a robot out of lego (or draw it), be able to talk about the robot's powers (Scouter William Mahaffy)
  • Draw an imaginary creature made out of two real animals. eg. skunk horse - Runs really fast but nobody wants to ride it. (Scouter William Mahaffy)
  • The RCMP has a great Emergency Preparedness Scavenger Hunt that also covers off some of the OAS skills (Barb Taylor)
  • Comedy night - each scout had to bring two jokes (Scouter Unknown)
  • Royal Botanical Gardens (Scouter Janet Anderson)
  • Toronto zoo is having virtual camps May long weekend Saturday and Sunday night - (Scouter Janet Cass, 401st Toronto)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Council has a weekly bingo card on FB page (Scouter Steve Kavanagh)
  • MuseumHack.org built teambuilding.com when COVID hit this is their "tiny campfire" - (Scouter Martinello)
  • Urban challenge picture scavenger hunt - pic of yourself with a banana in the forest, pic posing as a pterodactyl on a rock, pic of you doing a snow angel on the grass etc, etc. Sharing the pics the next week went over huge (Scouter Nicole Pope)
  • Draw a Beaver
  • Bingo
  • Internet Safety Lessons (Technology Beaver)
  • Indoor and outdoor scavenger hunt (Scouts Canada)
  • Family Feud on Zoom
  • Best trivia games on zoom
  • OSM Escape Room
  • Intro to Pirates
  • Cooking Night - Everyone makes the same thing, or everyone makes their own and shares (virtually). It could be guided by a guest. Easy recipes for Beavers like Rice Krispy Squares or more advanced for older sections. (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
  • Craft Night - Simple crafts, if possible drop off materials beforehand (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
  • Virtual Hiking Challenge - Everyone hikes a bit each week and tally up the distance, then show that on a map (i.e. try to virtually hike to the next city, or a favorite camp, etc)
  • Make a Time Capsule (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
  • Jackbox.tv has some great games. Joke Boat is good for younger kids (just set it to Family Friendly!) Needs 2nd Device (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
  • Try to spot the International Space Station from your back yard! Spot the ISS lets you look up when it will fly over your city. (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
  • Everyone shows off their campfire blankets and tells stories about some of the badges. (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
  • Online Morse Code Training - send each other "Secret Messages" (Scouter Leif, 18th Willowdale)
  • Bucket Brigade - Have each person get splashed from the left, and then throw a bucket to the right - stitch it all together
  • Battleship - use the old paper method, or get out the old board and play in teams
  • What 3 words - have some fun seeing what locations your favourite 3 words are in the world
  • Play Wrongify
  • Pages of Ideas (scouter Fiona T, 1st Niagara)
  • Guess Who - Take turns to guess, and each Scout turns off their camera when they are eliminated
  • Knot of the week
  • Bring 2 jokes - Stand up night
  • scoutlink.net - Online monitored Minecraft Server, chat, etc. all year round
  • Toronto Airport Explorer Club
  • PDTP Treasure Hunt Printable Sheets - Outdoor Treasure Hunts
  • Pirates Log 1st Semiahmoo Sea Scouts wanted to create an activity to learn about marine navigation and have some fun doing it. - Scouter Richard, 1st Semiahmoo Sea Scouts.
  • drawasaurus - pictionary like game Scouter Richard, 1st Semiahmoo Sea
  • Tiger, Alien, Cow x - like rock, paper, scissors but everyone needs to act like one of them and pick - try to get everyone to be the same!
  • Why were you late? Why were you late? Send one person away and make up a story and then pantomime. Where do you work? Why were you late?
  • Pass the Red Ball Pass the red ball? The first person passes a red ball, Billy, red ball then Billy will say Johnny paper airplane, etc.
  • Youth Group Game Ideas for Zoom from Baptist Youth
  • You Rock Team Building Exercise

Need more work

Any takers to flush these out?

  • Badge work - Personal Achievement challenges, or Outdoor Skills that apply at home
  • Trivia Night - each team is given the noise and they have to make that noise to answer (like on call-in radio programs) Kahoot or use Zoom Polls
  • Repeat after me songs can become rounds due to lag - but they are still fun to sing
  • Plastic cup stacking race
  • Build a bird feeder (no bird seed - use cheerios, peanuts, etc.)
  • We are working on a version of Murder Wink, or Steal the Keys - needs more testing
  • Virtual Museum tours
  • Stargazing with Stellarium (inside or outside) - no need to wait until it gets dark
  • Virtual Zoo tours with a scavenger hunt - still in development
  • UK Scouting Activities
  • House Party for Apples to Apples, Pictionary, etc.
  • skribbl.io - Scouter Richard found it was too easy for Cubs to end up in some random game room if they didn't follow directions well. We found drawasaurus far safer for cubs and also less intrusive advertising. - Scouter Richard, 1st Semiahmoo Sea Scouts
  • Board Game Arena
  • Virtual Tropical Rain Forest Trail (thanks 1st Beamsville!)
  • Karaoke?
  • Plant Contest
  • Lego night
  • 3D design
  • Tinker CAD
  • Directed drawing. We used a YouTube video (Art Hub for Kids is great for the younger kids) and followed the directions to draw a picture together. We chose a baby bird in a nest in honour of spring. (Scouter Jennifer Gallant, 70th London Scouts)
  • I haven't tried this one yet, but it's on my list: Make your own Jeopardy-style quizzes for free (Scouter Jennifer Gallant, 70th London Scouts)
  • Design a roller coaster using Planet Coaster (STEM)
  • Virtual Monopoly with Google Maps
  • Our Virtual Murder Mystery Games - Play on Video Chat (needs review)

Videos

Beavers

So far Scavenger Hunt - which is as simple as "Go find something blue, then red, then ..." let the first Beavers back pick the next colour. No fair using markers or a handful of Lego.

My personal favourite has been the Pet Care badge, where the dog or cat has been part of the meeting. Watching Rufus sit next to the Beaver on an ottoman and sniff the camera cracked everyone up. Or watching Garfield play with the mouse was equally funny. No pets? No problem, tell us how you keep your stuffy safe, clean and how much you care for them

Cubs

  • Nothing specific to Cubs, but would love to hear some ideas!
  • Action Figure night - bring your favourite action figure to the meeting - who has more figures than Akela/Kaa/Bagheera?
  • Rube Goldberg (Scouter Fiona)
  • Wolf Matters (Scouter Andy Li)

Scouts

Venturers

Rovers

  • Looking for ideas ...

References

Final Thoughts

The last hint for now - let the youth think of the next thing - it's so much fun not knowing the answer beforehand! When they yell out Purple you actually have to react!

Happy to hear any more ideas, but our Beavers have been great and participating.

Add your ideas to this page, or send me an email with yours at 1stwinonagc@gmail.com