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Gratitude Journaling

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  • Hand out a gratitude journal sheet to each scout.
  • Start with a discussion on gratitude. What is gratitude? What are you grateful for? How can practicing gratitude shift your mood?
  • Do a simple breathing exercise before they start their journal activity and reflection! 


  • Invite Scouts to share their experiences and reflections with the group. Encourage them to talk about what they shared in the journal.
  • How can we practice gratitude daily?
  • How might it shift our mood over time?