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.
What do I need to do?
To complete the challenge, you should complete one activity from each of the following six sections (full details can be found below):
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 Explorers 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 Explorer Scout that has completed the challenge. Sharing your programme ideas on the Explorer Scout 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 . . .
|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.
|Care for care homes|
|Take part in an ‘at home’ camp.||The great indoors weekender|
|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
|1. Take the lead on running an online meeting with your Unit or if a Young Leader a meeting with your section.|
2. Complete an activity from the County You-shape pack.
|Berkshire Youth Shape Activity Pack|
Young Leaders’ scheme
Youth Shaped Scouting in practice
Learning new skills
|Learn a new skill, and demonstrate it to your Pack or leader.|
There are a huge number of activities that Explorer Scouts can take part in, this could be taken from the resources from The Scout Association or why not think of one yourself.
|Explorer Scout activities|
The Scouting family
|Take part in an activity with other Scouts not in your Pack.|
This could be another Unit, 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.