RangerDJ's Activities Page
Take an overnight or multi night backpacking trip.
Overnight "lock-in" outreach event at the church. Various activities depending upon space, but the skies the limit. We use it as an outreach where the cost is $10, unless you bring a friend, then you and your friend are free. A contest for who can bring the most friends with a cool prize. We have been running this for 2 years under this format and tpyically have more visitors than regulars. A great way to grow the outpost. This year we did a "Treasure Island" theme, with the devotions around Christ being the treasure we should be seeking after. Games included compass course with a treasure box at the end with candy, prizes, etc. Commanders dressed up as pirates (friendly ones like the pirates who don't do anything). Skits & decor around that them as well.
Father Son Campout
Overnight or multi night campout with Fathers and Sons.
Have men ministries director speak at council fire.
All activities should inspire father and son cooperation and involvement.
Sporting event - went to a local Rodeo. Kids and commanders dressed in their class B uniforms and wore cowboy hats.
It was a great time, only a couple of hrs so the boys did not get bord. They got a chance to talk to several of the contestants and see the horses, bulls and calfs fairly close.
This was a meet us there event so not buses to coordinate. Parents drove their kids bought their tickets and food there and we had a special meeting place where we reserved seats with blankets on the benches. Honestly, I think the adults had just as much fun.
We use Golden Nuggets as a reward system for our RK and anyone that brought a friend got 20 nuggets.