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Squeaky clean

Make two objects sparkle with this cleaning challenge.
Plan a session with this activity

You will need

  • Two objects to clean
  • Cleaning materials
  1. Everyone should find two items suitable for cleaning. These could be things like a kitchen cupboard, a sink, a table top or a piece of polished brass.
  2. Everyone should get the materials they need to clean them properly, roll up their sleeves and put in some effort so they sparkle.
  3. Everyone should take a picture to show their efforts and compare how dirty the item was before.


This activity was about being independent, and learning to properly clean items at home without being asked. How could you make this a regular habit? Can you think of anything else at home that needs a good clean? How might someone in your family feel if they saw you had done some cleaning?


All activities must be safely managed. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.

Make it accessible

All Scout activities should be inclusive and accessible.