In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
“The Tyger” by William Blake
Symmetry is a quality of objects or images being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis.
Rangoli is an art form, originating from the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor or the ground using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand, or flower petals.
Research photos of different Rangoli. Find all the symmetries you can. What happens if you look at it in a mirror? Once you’ve seen a few designs – Use chalk, sand, or flour to make your own.
This activity completed Requirement 3b from the Fearful Symmetry NOVA Award if you talk to a NOVA counselor.
Foil Pack Dinners are another Scout staple – You can find recipes for any type of food online.
I like this one: https://www.food.com/recipe/boy-scout-foil-dinner-407428
Head outside at sunset and watch it with your family, Once the stars come out – Try to identify 5 constellations and draw what you see. An app like NightSky might help.
The sunset completes the third activity in the Explore My World Category of the Cub Family Summertime Passport: https://public.3.basecamp.com/p/AqAQD4gKhjdXw4m2AkDEbCWn
The 5 constellations fulfill Requirement 3a for the Out of this World NOVA, if you talk with a NOVA counselor about it.
You can use this video to learn the hand signs that go with each principle – It helps us remember the rules! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pp4aqwE0pQ
Create a child ID packet for each of the kids in your house – You can use school or family photos and a template like this: https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/NCMEC_Child_ID_Kit_wc_FEMA_508.pdf
You may even have an ID card from your School Photos.