Beefing up the Scout skills in Open Discussion - Program Posted Tuesday at 01:40 PM OK, I am a new assistant scoutmaster, and we have two other new assistant scoutmasters. In addtion, the kids in our troop trend younger. We do not have a strong command of scout skills. However, the bright side is that the kids are having fun at the meetings. At our last one, scouts made an activity to play dodgeball and when you're out, you have to answer a question about hiking / outdoor safety to get back in. This was a good idea and they had lots of fun but they did not have a ton of questions prepared. But it was a good effort. At our recent Zombie outing, the kids first task was to lash a Zombie fence before they could advance to other challenges. The kids struggled but that is OK. But as a troop, the kids are going to need more skills so they can safely pursue more adventures. We don't want them to get bored with the basics. Any suggestions appeciated! Thanks!