With face to face Scouting being suspended across the UK in the midst of the pandemic, groups all over the country are having had to think outside the box and encourage our young people to take up Scout activities in their homes. Each week, leaders have been sending activities and challenges to all of our members so that they can keep on earning badges from their living rooms, kitchens and gardens!
Oli, one of our Cubs, chose to complete the Photographer badge! This meant he had to complete tasks such as taking photos of his local area and showing he can use all of the features on a digital camera. Oli also created a fantastic animated video using some figures he had in his house! It’s great to see our young people being creative and resourceful whilst at home. Oli will be awarded his badge when Cubs re-starts. Congratulations!
Harry, one of our Scouts chose to complete the Chef badge, which meant he had to complete tasks such as cooking a meal for his family and washing up after a meal. He also wrote a menu for the meal he served for his family! Harry has also been working towards his Skills Challenge badge at home and we’re sure Harry’s parents will have been very grateful to have their meal prepared and cooked for them – great work Harry!
If you’d like to complete a badge at home, you can do so by uploading evidence onto Online Scout Manager. Get in touch with your leader to find out more! There are also loads of activities to complete on The Great Indoors website. If you would like to get involved in any of the 100s of activities the Scouts have to offer, get in touch today so you can get involved once social distancing is over!
The entire leadership team are very proud of all of our young people, and the amazing examples they are setting. We look forward to seeing more of what they’ve all been up to, once face-to-face Scouting starts again!