So, a quick review for those that were there, and an overview for everyone that unfortunately couldn't make it. Last week, we worked on the Tiger Bites adventure trail. If you missed the meeting, here are the activities we did as a group, all of them very easy for you to do at home with your Scout:

1. Identify three good food choices and three foods that would not be good choices.
2. Show that you know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Eat one of each.
5. Talk with your adult partner about what foods you can eat with your fingers. Practice your manners when eating them.

Activites 1 & 2 are pretty self explanatory. For #1, as a group, the Scouts each identified a good or a bad food choice. For #2, we discussed what makes something a fruit (in general, has seeds, but also comes from a flowering plant), or a vegetable (the food is the stem, root, or leaves of the plant), and then the Scouts guessed whether several different foods were fruits or vegetables (and got to try some). You could easily do this at home with produce you already have in your refrigerator, or you could just make a trip to the grocery store to take a look around. It might be good to make note of a few of the tricky items, like how cucumbers and peppers are found on the "vegetable wall" at the grocery store, but are really fruits.

We actually did a slightly different activity for #5. I've attached a little activity on table manners in general. You can cut it out and go through each item with your Scout, asking him whether the action is good or bad manners. Whether you were at the meeting or not, please feel free to do the actual activity in the Tiger handbook as well - you can never have enough of good manners :)
Home Activities for all Scouts

The rest of the activities are all things to be done at home with your Scout:

3. With your adult partner, pick a job to help your family at mealtime. Do it everyday for one week.
4. Show that you can keep yourself and your personal area clean.
6. With your adult partner, plan and make a good snack choice or other nutritious food to share with your den. (and looking at the requirements, this also meets requirement 5 of the Games Tigers Play Acitivty Trail - not sure why they have two nearly identical requirements...)

When you have completed 3 & 4, please either log in to ScoutTrack and mark them as completed, or let me know and I'll take care of that for you. For #6, we have a lot of Scouts, so my thought was to have three or four Scouts handle this at each of the next few Den meetings. This makes it a somewhat smaller task for you and your Scout, because you can make smaller servings - just a small sample for each boy, but with multiple snacks, they'll still get their nice, healthy bedtime snack right before it's time to go to bed. I am thinking I'll set up a volunteerspot for this once the meetings have been scheduled. 


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Stacy Damuth,
Nov 2, 2016, 5:23 AM