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Reading Buddies

Make some new friends while using your imagination in a reading-buddies program with other Scouts.

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  • How will you decide on buddies? 
  • What kind of schedule will you create? 
  • How will you decide on what books to read? 
  • Where will you read? 


  • Reach out to the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and decide on a group that you would like to pair up with 
  • Decide on a time that will work for both groups 
  • How long will you read for? How long will you run the reading-buddies program for? 
  • Decide on what kinds of books you will read (is everyone reading the same book, books from home, books from the library, etc.) 
  • Create a way to track your reading buddy progress with their books (a sticker chart to promote reading, a check sheet, etc.) 


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?  
  • How did you and your friends get along on this Adventure?  
  • What would you change next time?  
  • What did other people see that you did not? 
  • Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map

Keep it Simple

  • Instead of reading to people, practice your reading skills by going to your local humane society as a Section, and read to the cats and dogs!

Take it Further

  • Create a free miniature library in your community where you can share books. Check out Little Free Library.