Patrols and Expedition Teams should reflect on the SPICES when reviewing their summer adventures. Ask the right questions to recognize personal growth. Rover Scouts can reflect on the SPICES as part of reviewing an adventure, too, whether as a Team or one-on-one with their mentors.
Reviewing a summer adventure while still out in nature can heighten the appreciation of the experience. Try reviewing your summer adventure around the campfire on your last night out.
Make your review both visual and physical with the activity described on the Agree or Disagree Trail Card.
Many Scouts love acting. Crafting and performing a skit can be a fun way to review a summer adventure. It’s also a great way for Scouts to share a great summer adventure with their parents!
If your Section has a website, it can be a great place to post pictures, videos and blog posts about your adventures. The process of putting all this material together is a great way to review, and it will inspire both your own Section and others to get out and share great Scouting adventures!
Keep a camp journal on your summer expedition. When your adventure’s done, get together with the others on your Expedition Team to share some of your daily reflections with each other.
Venturer Scout Expedition Teams can review their summer adventures by composing detailed logs of their experiences. Why not submit your Expedition Team’s log to the Amory Adventure Award competition?
Is there a member of your Section who has a way with words? Share your Section’s awesome summer adventure with the Scouts Canada community by posting an entry on the Adventures on the Path blog! Your contribution might just inspire another Scout’s adventure of a lifetime!
For even more ideas on how to review and celebrate your summer adventure, see the “Ways to Review” section in the Venturer Scout Handbook and the Rover Scout Handbook (page 4 in both).