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Practice Makes Perfect

Athletes, just like Scouts, put lots of time into skill development to improve their abilities to be ready for their next big event. Take a look at your upcoming adventures, or perhaps in preparation for the Scouts Canada Games. What skills or exercise will you need to practise to be well prepared? Create a plan to which you will commit to improve for your next adventure.

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Plan

  • What adventure do you want to be prepared to do?
  • What excersises or skills have you identified as essential?
  • What equipment will you need?
  • What is your timeline to practise these excersises or skills?
  • Will you practise as a team or individually—or both?
  • How will you track your progress??

Do

  • Make a plan for how you are going to practise your skill or exercise.
  • Take on your skill and exercise preparations.
  • Complete your adventure, for which you have prepared.
  • After your adventure, take some time to reflect on whether or not your practise made a difference in your adventure.

Review

  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • What did you enjoy most about your planned preparations?
  • How did your planned preparations affect your adventure?
  • Would you take time to prepare in this way for another adventure?

Keep it Simple

  • Your skill or exercise doesn’t have to be complicated! Learn to do push-ups correctly, try yoga or learn how to throw a curveball.

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