Adventure Club

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by PotterWatch, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I am looking to start an adventure type club for my boys and some other homeschool kids in our area. I am really looking for it to teach fun boy-type stuff (or what many people think of as being in the boy category). If your child were in a group like that, what kinds of things would you like to see them learn about? Here is the list I have made so far (I know we won't get to all of them):

    knots
    fishing
    whittling
    woodworking and tools
    sports
    morse code
    paper airplanes
    go-kart
    camping
    first aid
    archery
    fencing
    rafting
    marbles
    stick ball
    tracking
    nature
    rock climbing
    hiking
    mountain biking
    auto work

    It will probably be for kids ages 6-12 or any other age who has interest and can safely be involved. Thanks for any suggestions!
     
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  2. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great idea. I notice a lot of the ideas are similar to what the boy scouts teach. Are you not interested in having a boy scout troop?

    You've got a pretty good list there. I only have a girl, so I can't think of much to add other than more details to things like camping & nature: outdoor cooking, tent set-up, how to pack a backpack for hiking, trail etiquette, animals, atv safety.

    Good luck!
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    No, not really interested in Boy Scouts. If I ever did want to get my boys involved in scouts, I would want it to be with a Jewish group and there are no Jewish scout groups anywhere near me. I prefer to do my own thing at this point.

    Thanks for the extra ideas!
     
  4. suburban farm girl

    suburban farm girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orienteering. (using a compass and sometimes a map to get from where you are to where you want to be. Fascinating and very useful stuff.)
    You could spend months on orienteering. There are orienteering events for families/groups and individuals, too. it's a lot of fun.

    Geocaching can follow that if there is interest. Geocaching usually uses some kind of GPS device, so I think it's more about the thrill of the hunt, where orienteering is more about the raw skills of finding your way. There are people who geocache without a GPS device though...

    Even if you don't establish a Boy Scout troop, they have excellent resources you can use in creating your own projects/adventures. I'm all for drawing on the knowledge and experience of others and building on it. Like BYC...[​IMG]
     
  5. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orienteering and geocaching - why didn't I think of that? I use a GPS and maps in my daily job! [​IMG] Guess I'm waaayyy off my game today!

    I understand about wanting to have a group tailored to your needs.

    How about horseback riding and soapbox derby cars too? Also gardening (boys love to play in the dirt!)
     

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