Boy Scout Troop 1076, of the Franconia Moose Lodge in Alexandria, Virginia, enjoyed their summer working on the Chess Merit Badge. So, when they finally got outside to hold their first outdoor event, it was their Court of Honor and LIVE Chest Game. Wearing masks and practicing social distancing, the youth designed a massive size chess board under the Moose Lodge Pavilion. The youth and the families were all involved as two team leaders would strategically plan the team’s every move. It soon became a join team effort as the “pieces’ began to help call the next move for their team. Each Scout became a ‘piece” and wore a headband representing their chess character. It was non-stop excitement.
The game was fun, exciting, and very interactive as the Scouts tested their new merit badge skills. An hour flew by until they ran out of time and had to call it a draw! It was a fun filled family event that kept the promise, to “Keep the Outing in Scouting. For the Boy Scouts, being creative is just part of the game!