Family Fun

An arcade of educational and entertaining games, quizzes, and interactive resources.

Family Fun Page
See the interactive "Family Fun Page" in the current issue of Scouting magazine.
An archive of "Family Fun Pages" from previous editions is also available.
Say It With Semaphores Welcome
Before the development of telephones and two-way radios, the semaphore code was used to communicate over long distances. Sailors relied upon the semaphore code (and the Morse code) to pass information between ships at sea. Semaphore requires two flags. Send messages by snapping the flags into the positions that indicate the letters of the alphabet.
Moving Safely Across America
Boy Scouts of America is grateful to the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, for providing Moving Safely Across America, the interactive highway safety experience.
Name That Merit Badge!
The merit badge program is one of Scouting's basic character-building tools. Instruction is offered in everything from animal science and public speaking to swimming and communications, providing a young man with invaluable career, physical, and interpersonal skills.
Do You Know the State Flags?
By the way, they're not all as easy as Arkansas!
The Morse Code Translator
This code of dots and dashes was invented by Samuel Morse in 1835 for use with telegraphs. Use it to send messages with a light (a flashlight or mirror reflecting the sun), with sound (whistle or buzzer), with a ham radio, or with a single flag. Swing the flag to the right for a dot, the left for a dash.
Famous Sayings
Many Americans are known by their deeds. Others are remembered not only for what they did, but also for what they said. Our national heritage is enriched by their sayings. Here are a few. Find out the background of those who said them.
Scout Tips
Want to learn the skills that are used outdoors? Scouts know how to find their way with a map and compass, to stay warm and dry in stormy weather, and to give proper first aid. They observe wildlife up close and study nature all around them. There are plenty of important Scouting skills for you to master.
What Knot Would You Use?
Square Knot Knot tying is a lot of fun, but there is also a serious side to it. Tying the right knot at the right time will make your outdoor adventures safer and easier. Someday a knot you tie may even save a life.
Weather Sign Quiz
Through the ages, people have used sayings as a way of passing on their weather knowledge. These weather sayings are very old. You will be surprised how often they foretell the weather. How many do you know?

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