Berkshire Scouts @home challenge

Challenges to complete whilst Scouting at home

We have been hugely impressed with the creativity and enthusiasm that we have seen around the County during the lockdown period. But we are also aware that constantly coming up with new programme ideas can be somewhat demanding!

So, that’s why we are issuing the ‘Berkshire Scouts @home challenge’ open to all members of Scouting in Berkshire. The challenge can be completed as a section, as a Group, or by individual members, but the main aim is to have fun and give leaders some new ideas to try.

More than 500 awards have been issued across 25 sections.
Congratulations to the following sections on achieving the award:
7th Windsor (Beavers)
19th Maidenhead (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts)
1st Lower Earley (Cubs)
3rd Newbury (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts)
3rd Chieveley (Beavers)
1st Twyford (Beavers)
1st Woodley (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts)
3rd Upton (Scouts)
3rd Chieveley (Cubs)
1st Inkpen & Kintbury (Cubs)
1st Cookham (Scouts)
2nd Thatcham – Great Oak (Beavers)
1st Reading YMCA (Beavers)
2nd Sandhurst (Beavers)
1st Ufton Nervet (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers)
1st Easthampstead (Cubs)

What do I need to do to take part?

To complete the challenge, you should complete one activity from each of the following six sections (full details can be found below):

Helping others

Nights Away

Youth Shaped
new skills
The Scouting

Can we back date activities?

Yes, of course. If you have already completed activities since the suspension of face to face Scouting came into force, that’s fine. But to keep things fresh you might like to consider challenging your Cubs to do other activities too!

What do we do when we have completed the challenges?

Celebrate! Leaders can request a certificate of completion and the @home badge and issue them to each Cub Scout that has completed the challenge. Sharing your programme ideas on the Cub Leaders in Berkshire Facebook page is also encouraged as you may inspire others to follow in your footsteps!

To claim your certificate and badges – please list the activities that have been completed together with the number of required badges to:
Contact Programme Team

Staying safe online

Don’t forget to apply normal safety rules to events that you run, even if they are online or remote. Click here for further information.

Resources to help you . . .

Helping others
Take part in an activity to support your local community.

eg: write a letter to a key worker, draw a picture to go up in a care home.

Helping others

Take part in an ‘at home’ camp.

The great indoors
Complete an activity from the County Join-in badge or the Project Africa Global Awareness Programme
(or another international activity as agreed with your leaders).
Berkshire Join-in badge

Global awareness programme
Youth Shaped
1. See if you can help your leader run a game or an activity for others in your Pack either live online or a suggestion through your Facebook page.

2. Complete an activity from the County You-shape pack.

Help run a feedback session and ensure the young people can see the results of their feedback, input.

Berkshire Youth Shape Activity Pack

Learning new skills
Learn a new skill, and demonstrate it to your Pack or leader.

There are a huge number of activities that Cub Scouts can take part in, this could be taken from the resources from The Scout Association or why not think of one yourself.

Cub Scout activities
The Scouting family
Take part in an activity with other Scouts not in your Pack.

This could be another Pack, other sections within your own Group, in your District, in the County, or nationally/internationally.

All the above information is available in pdf format for downloading and printing.

How to get involved

Register interest in volunteering or join our youth programme