Junior Journey – Get Moving – Session 5

Materials

  • Leader Journey book
  • Communication mazes (p 66-67), pencils, paper

Meeting

Pre-opening: Communicate with Style (p 63), maybe communication mazes

Opening (as usual)

Activities:

Now that we’re energized, it’s time to investigate – what is an energy audit?

Where should we audit – how about right here!

Mention a few numbers

  • The library is about over 10,000 square feet (about 5 houses)
  • The library spends almost $3,000/month on electricity (like 10 houses)
  • Most places keep their temperature between 72 and 78 degrees
  • All businesses (and homes) should keep their water heater at 120 degrees

The big questions – things to look for (p 70)

Tour the building in groups, writing down energy related notes and questions

Prepare for our speaker next week – learn to Say it like an Advocate (p 65)

If we need something else to do then discuss engineers (p 68).

Closing (as usual)

Scoutmaster Minute – 100 Years of Scouting

Of the 100 years of Scouting, I have been involved in many of them, as a Cub Scout, a Boy Scout, a Cub Scout Leader, and a Boy Scout leader.  And, what have I learned along the way?

What is Boy Scouting all about?  Is it about badges?  Is it about camping?  Is it about leadership or service?  Is it about values?  Or, is it about just plain fun, with a purpose?  The simple answer is, yes, Scouting is about all of those things.

Yet, what I have learned most is just how amazing you boys can be when we put you in the Scouting environment.  We can teach you, and you will impress us by what you can do.  We can sit back and watch you, and you will amuse us by what you will do.  But, when we find just the right combination of guidance and freedom then you absolutely astonish us with what you can accomplish.

You see, the Scouting environment changes the way you perceive the boy you have been.  It makes you who you are today.  And, it will influence the man you will become.  But, it doesn’t stop there.  You learn skills, you experience leadership, and you develop values, all while having some good clean fun.  And, using all of that, you will impact the world.  Maybe you’ll just help out one person, or maybe you will lead a whole nation.  Maybe you’ll nurse one small animal back to health, or maybe you will save the environment.  Getting prepared to do such good turns is what Scouting is really all about.

So, while the last 100 years of Scouting have been great, the next 100 years of Scouting are going to be even better.  How do I know that?  Because the boys in this room are going to make it happen.  With just the right balance of guidance and freedom, they will achieve their full potential to make this world a better place.  And, while reading history is quaint, making history is far more exciting.

Junior Journey – Get Moving – Session 4

Materials

  • Leader Journey book
  • Energize Awards
  • Lamp, incandescent bulb(s), florescent bulb(s), LED flashlight
  • Meat thermometer, oven mitt
  • Pencils, tape, sandwich bags
  • Water bottles, wool socks, cotton socks, paper, cardboard

Meeting

Opening (as usual)

Activities:

Gather in circle and each say how they are doing with their energy pledge

Talk about the plants

Talk about lighting in buildings

  • Where do you see it, use it?  Can you feel it?  How does it help us?
  • How many light bulbs are in your home?  What are the different kinds?
  • Record temperature and brightness of bulbs.
  • What did we learn, and how can we use that knowledge?

Talk about insulation – part 1

  • Fill bottles with hot water and cover with different insulations.
  • Which do you think will keep the water the warmest?

Check for drafts

  • Talk about what a draft is and why it wastes energy
  • Divide in to teams and make baggie flags, blow on them
  • Look around the room for drafts
  • What did we learn, and how can we use that knowledge?

Talk about insulation – part 2

  • Record the temperature of the water in each bottle.
  • What did we learn, and how can we use that knowledge?

Note that insulation also applies to clothes.

Pass out the Energize Awards

Closing (as usual)