Programme

Virtual Programme Ideas 

 

Running Activities

Activities for All

Activities for Beavers and Cubs

Activities for Scouts and Explorers

Running Activities

Delivering a Flexible Programme during COVID-19

Young people can still work toward badges and award while at home. This is Gilwell’s guidance on making the rules more flexible. 

What Platforms can you use?

There are many different platforms you can use to communicate with young people and families online. They’re all slightly different and most importantly, have different levels of security and privacy. Have a look at some of the most popular platforms you can use

Tips for holding meetings

Cheryl, Scout Leader at Cardrona Group in the Borders has been hosting virtual meetings. This article provides some great tips on how to engage our young people.

Guide to Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a competitive and fun game-based learning platform designed around multiple-choice questions. Whilst primarily designed for use in schools, it is also used by businesses and organisations.

Guide to Kahoot! 

Flag Break

You can use this simple powerpoint slide to support “flag up” and “flag break”.

Flag Break

Activities For All

Scouts UK – for all sections

Scouts UK have provided lots of information and advice about providing Scouting at home
Scouts UK Scout at home resources

The Great Indoors – for all sections

The Scouts have developed ‘The Great Indoors’, which features lots of activities for you to try at home.
Take a look here.

Activity Badges – for all sections

There are many badges that young people can do at home, this keeps them active and also keeps them working towards badges.

The Scout Association – Activity Badges

Online Scout Manager

OSM provides some good Programme ideas:

OSM guide for leaders

OSM guide for YP

Facebook (you may need to “join” some pages to access the resources)

Facebook is a great source of material

First Virtual Scout Group has a wealth of ideas from leaders sharing and asking questions

First Facebook is slightly more general page, but receives lots of ideas on virtual Scouting

Scoutadelic

www.youtube.com/Scoutadelic has over 700 videos and a section just for At Home and also for those face to facing.  So plenty of ideas and resources.

Activities/Games to play via Zoom

This YouTube link provides details of 10 Games/Activities you can play on Zoom

Starter Activities

Start your Virtual Meets with something a bit silly – this is a list from the 1st Virtual Scout Facebook site – some are more appropriate for different Sections

“Well Done and thank you for continuing Scouting” Certificate

Well Done and Thank You Certificate

Activities For Beavers and Cubs

Programme Ideas – for Beavers

Beaver Leader Andrew at 122nd Craigalmond has put together a couple of ready-made programmes, along with guidance on how technology can be used to run virtual Beavers successfully. As you’ll see in this article, feedback from both young people and parents has been hugely positive.  Definitely worth having a bash!

Beaver Programme

Another example of a Beaver programme over a number of weeks

Programme of Activities Workbook – for Cubs

Cubs Virtual Meeting Activities Book

Activity Badges

Air Activities Badge – Beavers and Cubs

Air Activities Stage 1&2

Air Activities Investigate and Design – Beavers

Book Reader Activity Badge – Beavers

Book Reader Activity Badge – Beavers

Chefs Badge – Cubs

Chef’s Badge- Food hygiene – Cubs

Communicator Badges – Cubs

Communicator – Cubs

Cub Leader Colin at the 114th Braid Castlelaw Cubs used Zoom to engage his Pack on the Communicator badge. The outline of what the Cubs were asked to do and the instruction template to join zoom are attached

CommunicatorBadge_LeadersNotes

CommunicatorBadge_CubsInstruction_template

Cyclist Activity Badge – Beavers

Cyclist Activity Badge – Beavers

Cyclist Activity Badge Safety Sheet – Beavers

Experiment Challenge – Beavers

Experiment Challenge – Beavers

Gardener Badge – Beavers

Gardener Badge (Beavers)

Navigator Badge – Beavers

Virtual Navigator Badge

Science Badge – Beavers and Cubs

33rd Warrington West Science Badge – All Sections

A Cub Scouts Guide to the Science Badge

Space Badge – Beavers

Space Activity Badge – Beavers 

Animal Colouring Challenge – Beavers

Animal Colouring Page

Badge Bingo – Beavers

Beaver Badge Bingo- Beavers  

Port and Starboard – Beavers

Port and Starboard – Beavers

Port and Starboard Beans Game – Beavers

Post & Starboard Beans Game – Beavers

Pirate Adventure – for Beavers

Virtual Pirate Adventure – Beavers

Super heroes reveal – Beavers

Super heroes Reveal – Beavers and Cubs 

Compass Points – Beavers

Compass Points – Beavers

Recipes – Beavers and Cubs

Beaver Recipe Folder

Cub Recipe Folder

My World Challenge – Beavers

This file contains information about the 4 UK countries. It finishes with some of the most unusual Festivals held in the 4 countries (or are they?). The Beavers have to guess if they are real Festivals or not.

Skills Challenge Part 1 & 2 – Healthy Eating/Looking after your Teeth – Beavers

Healthy Food and Exercise

Looking After Your Teeth

Disability Awareness – Cubs

Disability Awareness (Part One) 

Disability Awareness (Part Two)

Thistle Awards – at home edition! – Beavers and Cubs

Our Thistle Awards can now be done safely from home!

The Thistle Awards provide a focus on Scotland, it’s people, and culture, whilst being fun and challenging for young people. From visiting (virtually) local landmarks and learning a phrase in Gaelic, to designing tartan and cooking a traditional Burns Supper, these awards offer a uniquely Scottish experience.

The Awards are progressive through the sections and available for Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts. The award can be run alongside challenge and activity badges.

Check out the updated badge requirements below:

Beavers Thistle Award – at home edition

Cubs Thistle Award – at home edition

Scavenger Hunts Indoor and Outdoor – Beavers and Cubs

Scavenger hunt activities, both indoor and outdoor, suitable for Beavers and Cubs.

Scavenger Hunts – Indoor and Outdoor

Kahoot Quiz – for Beavers and Cubs

A 15 question Scouting quiz for Beavers and Cubs

Elves, Wizards & Giants – for Beavers and Cubs

Elves Wizards and Giants

Draw Superman logo using a Template – Beavers and Cubs

Superman Number Plane Drawing

Walk through Postcard – Beavers and Cubs

Walk through Postcard 

Quizzes – Beavers and Cubs

Sports Quiz

Sports Quiz with answers

Sweetie Quiz

Sweetie Quiz with answers

Minute to Win – Beavers

The second slide has the challenges hidden behind coloured shapes so that the Beavers can take turns picking a shape and it should disappear to reveal the challenge via Powerpoint.

Beavers Minute to Win it.pptx  

Talking about Foodbanks – Beavers

This is a talking point/game for Beavers about Foodbanks. Beaver chooses a number, click to reveal a product and discuss whether it’s good for a foodbank donation or not.

Foodbank  

Bingo – Cubs

Instructions: Cubs Bingo Instructions

Bingo Cards: Cubs Bingo Card

Multi topic Quiz – Cubs

Quiz Questions: Cub Quiz

Quiz Answers: Cub Quiz Answers

Animal Quiz – Cubs

Cubs Animals Quiz

Fire Safety Badge Quiz – Cubs

Fire Safety Badge Quiz

Animal tracking and poo quiz – cubs

Some animal tracking information and an animal poo quiz created for Cubs. One leader was outside during the meeting tracking animal trails live via Zoom. Use the pack to learn about an outdoor skill.

Animal Tracking and Poo Quiz

Missing Items Quiz – for Cubs

Four pictures, sent to Cubs in advance if you wish – they need to identify which item is missing

Missing Items Game

Cake in a Cup – for Cubs

Castlelaw Cubs have been making cakes-in-a-cup – here is the Cake in a Cup recipe.

Orienteering Resources – for Cubs

Scottish Orienteering are happy for us to share their resources to help young people get out and try orienteering. If you are looking for ideas of things to do with Cubs the new Orienteering resources via the following link will be useful

https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/lets-get-started-orienteering/

For more information contact judy@scottish-orienteering.org 

Cubs Murder Mystery

Cubs Murder Mystery

Lego Challenge – Cubs

Lego Challenges

Fruity Facts – Cubs

Fruity Facts – Cubs

Cub Session including Origami – Cubs

Cub program including Origami – Cubs

Remember the items exercise – Cubs

Remember the items game – Cubs

Lego code breaker exercise – Cubs

Lego Code Breaker – Cubs

Problem solving treasure hunt – Cubs

Problem solving treasure hunt – Cubs

Harry Potter Navigation – Cubs

Harry Potter Contour Maps

Escape Room – for Cubs

Falkoner Cubs Escape Room 2019

Activities For Scouts and Explorers

Activity Badges

Air Activities Badge – Scouts

Air Activities Stage 1&2

Airline Identification Activity, to cover one of the options for part 2 of Stage 2 of the Air Activities Badge. Can be done as face to face or over Zoom.

Get everyone taking part to have cards prepared with A, B, C & D written on them, they then hold up the card for the country they think the airline comes from. As an extra, ask if they know what the airline is called

Airline Identification 

Communicator Badges – Scouts

Communicator – Scouts

Creative Badge – Scouts

Creative Skills – Scouts

Local Knowledge Badge – Scouts

Local Knowledge Badge – Scouts

Science Badge – Scouts

33rd Warrington West Science Badge – All Sections

Thistle Awards – at home edition! – for Scouts.

Our Thistle Awards can now be done safely from home!

The Thistle Awards provide a focus on Scotland, it’s people, and culture, whilst being fun and challenging for young people. From visiting (virtually) local landmarks and learning a phrase in Gaelic, to designing tartan and cooking a traditional Burns Supper, these awards offer a uniquely Scottish experience.

The Awards are progressive through the sections and available for Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts. The award can be run alongside challenge and activity badges.

Check out the updated badge requirements below:

Scouts Thistle Award – at home edition

Zodiac Award – at home edition! – for Explorers

Our Zodiac Award encourages outdoor nights away experiences including camping, bivouacs, and expeditions in different – and sometimes unusual – environments at different times of the year. As part of the award you take on fun activities and challenges along the way.

There are so many ways to have nights away experiences while staying safe at home, so we’ve adapted the award to work until we’re back to face-to-face Scouting. 

If you have already been working on your award, or had planned to start it you can download everything you need to know here:

Zodiac Award Requirements – Scouting at Home

Zodiac Award Challenges – Scouting at Home

Zodiac Awards FAQs

Never heard of the Zodiac Award, or wanted to try it but weren’t sure? We’ve created the At Home Zodiac Challenge just for you!

The At Home Zodiac Challenge gives you a chance to try out what it would be like to take on the full award. You take part in fun challenges, and when you’re done you get a certificate for your achievements.

If you decide to take on your Bronze Award afterwards, your At Home Zodiac Challenge will contribute to it and get you well on your way to achieving your award.

Download the challenge requirements below:

At Home Zodiac Challenge

Land, Sea and Air Challenge – Scouts

Land, Sea and Air Challenge

Scouting Quiz – Scouts

This Scouting Quiz was brought together by Katy at the 87th Craigalmond (Granton) Group.

Scout Quiz

Hogwarts Escape Room – Scouts 

Explanation:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2450689742/permalink/10158264760939743/

Access: https://www.saintmichaelsscouts.org.uk/escape/?fbclid=IwAR3w1IvTDx5f5UUaox7_FkKfqbISzZ7j3G0tBnrLsulDn7s2ttNIhLF96jg

Zoom Activities x 5 – for Scouts

Five activities for Scouts with Zoom instructions – including Ice Breaker, Pictionary, Aliens have Landed, Face the Cookie and Escape Room

Zoom Activities for Scouts

TaskMaster Challenges – for Scouts

A series of daily challenges for Scouts

https://southlondonscouts.org.uk/members-area/programme/adventure-scouting-home/taskmaster-challenge?fbclid=IwAR1yVP76yLKhxIXlomOnpDSiUytSagHYgDr4z8zhG-NgLBBw1euxfbE7V4Y

Who Wants to be a Millionaire Quiz – for Scouts

It is easy to edit and change the questions if you wish. Each answer is a different colour to get scouts to hold up an object of that colour rather than all shouting out at the same time.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire Quiz

Lockdown Garden Golf Course – for Scouts

Design and build your own Lockdown Garden Golf Course

OS Quiz – for Scouts

A set of OS questions with multiple choice answers

OS Maps – Call My Bluff

Selfie Quiz – for Scouts

Four rounds of taking selfies challenges

Selfie Quiz

Taskmaster – for Scouts

Set of 10 Tasks/Challenges for Scouts to complete

TaskMaster 10 Tasks

Landmark Quiz – Local/National/International – for Scouts

The Local round should be amended for your locale

Landmarks Quiz – Local/National/International – Scouts

Taboo Names – Scouts

Taboo Names – Scouts

Soap Carving – Scouts

Soap Carving – Scouts

Monopoly Run Challenge – Scouts

Scoring sheet (with answers) and the powerpoint deck provided below

Monopoly Challenge – Scouts & Explorers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/208981546868424/permalink/270866890679889/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/208981546868424/permalink/270865297346715/ 

Mission Survival – Scouts

Mission Survival – Scouts

One Nation Challenge – Scouts

Create your own nation with various challenges

One Nation Powerpoint Scouts

Plays on a plate – Scouts

A couple of plays to get Scouts engaged in drama

Play on a plate – all spaced out
Play on a Plate – Mystery at the Scout Camp

Scout of Games  – Scouts

A range of games/challenges

Scout of Games 2

Taboo evening

Try explaining ”Camp Fire” without saying Sing/Jokes/Log/Flame/Circle

1st Page ‘normal words’ – 2nd page ‘Scouty words’.

Split off into rooms so there are no more around 8 Scouts. Copy and paste one of the squares into a private message. The Scout / Leader has to describe the top word without saying the bottom ones.

Taboo Names

Wellbeing Pizza

https://www.youthlinkscotland.org/resources/heids-together-a-wellbeing-youth-work-resource/scouts-scotland/ 

The 2nd Paisley Abbey Scout Group is part of The Scouts and provide opportunities for young people based in and around Paisley to play their part, speak up and gain skills for life.

Through their social action campaign, A Million Hands, the group of young people, explored the topic of mental health and wellbeing. This resulted in them developing a simple tool that would help young people better understand how to manage their wellbeing, along with some simple tasks that they can do each day of the week.

Scout Quiz – various rounds – Scouts

Scout Quiz Various Rounds

Virtual Isolation Quiz – Scouts and Explorers

15 clues to solve – this can be used via a virtual meeting – note this version has the answers.

Isolation Scavenger Hunt

Scout Phrase – for Scouts and Explorers

A version of Catch Phrase but with a Scout slant.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZMODgwuRgFXtap6cxUmUmSZ1QWT367UfOUsI5WppXqc/edit?fbclid=IwAR1EsTnAimmYfzZvrSqoof5jKAeKp-tMGD_jrqgFmakp_Agv27ZysFNHUdM#slide=id.p

Isolation Quiz – for Scouts and Explorers

A quiz where you have to identify flags, logos and lots more

Social Quiztance

Enigma Scavenger Hunt – for Scouts and Explorers

Explanation: A virtual ‘Enigma Scavenger Hunt’ via Zoom. The Scouts were assigned to breakout rooms in patrols and had 1 hour to complete the challenge.

When the scouts had completed the challenge, they let you know you join their breakout group to check answers.

Enigma Scavenger Hunt

Escape Room – for Scouts and Explorers

The South Berkshire Explorers Escape Room, pits participants’ wits against a series of hidden clues, codes and puzzles in a bid to escape from a virtual Scout Hall. Such was the popularity of the game, it has already been enjoyed by Scouts as far flung as Canada, Brazil, Australia and South Africa

https://www.berkshirescouts.org.uk/2020/04/09/international-escape-for-berkshire-explorers/

Catch Phrase – for Scouts and Explorers

Questions and Answers

Scout Catchphrase

Tenable Quiz – for Scouts and Explorers

tenable quiz with answers

How to make a Nation Rope – for Scouts and Explorers

Nation Rope

Name the Brand – Scouts and Explorers

Guess the name of 40 brands from pictures

Name the Brands

Mission Survival – Scouts and Explorers

Mission Survival  

Leonardo STEM- Scouts and Explorers

Some great experiments to try

https://uk.leonardocompany.com/en/covid19/stem-from-home

“What 3 Words” Quiz Version 1 – Explorers

Participants will need to download the “What 3 Words” App to take part. Some of the questions are “localised” to the person who made the quiz so you may want to delete or change these questions.

What 3 Words Quiz

What 3 Words Quiz Answers

“What 3 Words” Quiz Version 2 – Explorers

Participants will need to download the “What 3 Words” App to take part. Some of the questions are “localised” to the person who made the quiz so you may want to delete or change these questions.

https://form.jotform.com/201321729709050?fbclid=IwAR371vNakU44hsVOoICTdgPhgTQ6bjx-Q-Zzd3REcFYhDxGzHg_-ghhsMvI

Quiz on Countries, Capitals and Movies – Explorers

A quiz with various rounds – possibly for older Scouts as well

Explorer – Countries, Capitals and Movies Quiz 

Where’s Wally –  Explorers

Normally a wide game played outside, this ingenious adaptation by Wildfire ESU in Pentland was a resounding success with participants.  A full report is provided along with a complete set of materials and instructions to allow others to do the same.

Review of Tents and Stoves

Tents and Stoves