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Pre-Opening Activity

Memory Tray


Make up a Memory Tray with 12 simple items spaced out on a tray with a cloth to cover it all. As each scout arrives, give him a piece of paper and a pencil. Then uncover the tray for him (and him alone) for one full minute (be sure to time it). He has four minutes to write down what he can remember was on the tray. Talking is not allowed until ALL scouts have turned in their paper. Spelling is not an issue. Some suggested items: clothespin, pencil, button, fork, dime, key, postage stamp, nail, shoelace, ball, bottle cap, lipstick.