Week 12 Common rules for the exceptional time
Task of the Adult Support
The Adult Support contacts the Rover Scouts and informs them about the Scout Guidelines. The Adult Support informs that scouting activities can be arranged remotely despite the exceptional circumstances. The Adult Support agrees on how to carry out the programme.
The Adult Support supports the Rover Scouts in planning and carrying out the activities
The group, together with the Adult, agrees on the practices for during the pause and makes an action plan to adapt the youth programme. The Rover Scouts understand that the youth programme is paused in order to slow down the spreading of the virus.
The Adult Support starts aiding the group with working on an action plan, and the group agrees on which communication channel to use and how (Do all the Rover Scouts have a smartphone?). The Rover Scouts are given an opportunity to discuss the situation and the feelings it evokes and share them with the members of the group. It is important, that everyone’s feelings are heard and valued.
Communication Channel: The group sets up a group chat on the communication channel of their choice, if they don’t already have one.
Help for the Local group: The group thinks about options of sharing the adapted programme to the other scouts as well. For example, we can help the adults of the Local group with different kinds of apps.
Tasks of the Adult Support: The Adult Support can also send instructions for activities that can be implemented.
Week 13: #Connect2Earth
Task of the Adult Support
The group leader or the Adult Support gets the group together to discuss the thoughts that came up during the activity. The Adult Support asks more specific questions. They can tell their own observations about energy consumption at home and in the work place.
The Rover Scouts understand their own energy consumption and their own possibilities to influence it. They are able to consider the viewpoints of economy, environment and ethics in their energy consumption. The Rover Scouts understand that the choices of individuals matter.
The Rover Scouts participate in the Earth Hour event on Saturday 28th March at 8.30pm – 9.30pm by switching off all but the necessary lights. During the week the Rover Scouts find out how the electricity they use is produced and if there are ways to influence the way their electricity is produced. They get to know about electricity efficiency and consider what it means it their own lives. They critically consider their energy consumption and work toward improving it.
Change your driving habits? Test the effect the driving habits have on fuel consumption during a certain period of time and calculate the financial impact. Think about the differences between different fuels. What kind of environmental impacts do petrol, diesel, ethanol, gas, electric and hybrid cars have? What kinds of financial differences there are between different fuels? (This tip is suitable for “Energy conservation” activity on the Affecting Environment point)
Electricity Tracking Service: Track your energy consumption through the tracking service of your electricity company. What is the so-called baseline that is necessary for equipment like refrigerator, freezer and such? How much do I influence my own consumption with things like lightning, TV stand-by use or washing half-full loads of clothes or dishes? Try to live with as little energy as possible for a week. How much does this save money? (This tip is suitable for “Energy conservation” activity on the Affecting Environment point)
Changing Energy Consumption: Interview a few people clearly older than you, such as your father or grandparents. You could for example ask them about the criteria for choosing home equipment and energy. Also find out how the energy consumption and discussion about energy have changed over the years. (This tip is suitable for “Energy conservation” activity on the Affecting Environment point)
My Power Source: Calculate how much it would cost to get a solar panel or wind turbine system for your house. How much would it save on electricity costs? What would be the payback time for the purchase? Find out from your own energy company if they buy back the electricity youu don’t need. (This tip is suitable for “Energy conservation” activity on the Affecting Environment point)
Week 15 Awakening of the spring – nature
Task of the Adult Support
The Adult Supports task is to give the Rover Scouts an idea about outdoors scout activities and encourage them to go for an outing to the awaking nature.
The Rover Scouts enjoy the spring while learning new skills.
Each Rover Scout carries out their own scout related spring outing.
Culinary Trip: The Rover Scouts dry food for their trips. Almost all foods can be dried. It is a good idea to store the dried produce in a paper bag and transfer it to a plastic bag only when packing for a trip. In addition to the utility plant dryer one can also dry food in an oven on low temperatures. Slices of dried apple or banana can serve as snacks for a short trip. Self-dried vegetables also add colour and flavor to pasta, for example. Take a trip with home dried food. Tell about successful trials to your scout group. (This tip is suitable for the Batch Skills, “Excursion and Hiking Food” activity)
Luonto-Liitto Spring Tracking: The Rover Scouts participate in Luonto-Liitto spring tracking. They take a trip to a nearby forest or a park alone, or remotely with a friend and observe the signs of spring. After the trip the Rover Scouts report their observations in the Spring tracking website. If they encounter an unfamiliar species, they try to learn how to recognize it in the future.
Spring Talk Walk: Spring is a great time to have a mutual agreement or the development discussion regarding your scouting path. Contact your Adult Support or Volunteer Leader and schedule a time for outing and conversation. Remember to book enough time. Tips for mutual agreement can be found here. (This tip is suitable for the Everyday Skills “Development Discussion” activity)