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The Great Indoors Badge

The Great Indoors Badge

In Stage 3 you’ll share what you’ve learned with someone else that can be used to help make the world a little better.

We've included some suggested activities for each requirement. Of course, they were designed for face-to-face Scouts, so you’ll probably need to make some tweaks. Take a look at the ‘Tips’, where we’ve put together some suggestions for how to adapt some of the common phrases you may encounter.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Practical skills

    Teach someone else a new practical skill that you can do from home and use that skill together every day for a week. They might be in your household, or elsewhere if you can talk to them without leaving your home and alongside a responsible adult.

    All ages: One of the activities you have tried in Stages 1 and 2.

  2. Outdoor skills

    Teach someone else a skill that would help you to explore or survive in the outdoors and use that skill every day for a week. They might be in your household, or elsewhere if you can talk to them without leaving home and alongside a responsible adult.

    All ages: One of the activities you have tried in Stages 1 and 2.

  3. Physical activity

    Teach someone else one exercise and take part together every day for a week. They might be in your household, or elsewhere if you can talk to them without leaving home and alongside a responsible adult.

    All ages: Play our game here >

  4. Community engagement

    Create something that you can post online that celebrates a local service or charity in your community that’s helping people affected by the spread of COVID-19.

    Suggestions:

    Beavers (6-8 years) A day for everyone

    Cubs (8-10½ years) A day for everyone

    Scouts (10½-14 years) Plan for change or Community impact: the movie or Hot off the press

    Explorers (14-18 years) Plan for change or Community impact: the movie or Hot off the press

  5. Social action

    From your own home, do something that helps people you don’t know who have been affected by the spread of COVID-19.

    Suggestions:

    Beavers (6-8 years) Kindness rocks

    Cubs (8-10½ years) Kindness rocks

    Scouts (10½-14 years) Fly your flag for the planet

    Explorers (14-18 years) Fly your flag for the planet

  6. International

    Talk to a young person and their family who live in or come from a different country about their culture. Alongside a responsible adult, you could do this online, by phone or by post.

    All ages: Make sure you read our guidance on staying safe online here >

  7. Creative

    Teach someone in your household one new creative activity and take part together every day for a week.

    Suggestions:

    Beavers (6-8 years) Celtic comics

    Cubs (8-10½ years) Clued-up collections

    Scouts (10½-14 years) Book in a bag

    Explorers (14-18 years) Build a sustainable future

  8. Spiritual

    Talk to someone who has a set of beliefs different from your own and learn about why those beliefs are important and meaningful to them.

    All ages: Make sure you read our guidance on staying safe online here >

  9. Nights away

    At the same time as young people in other households, take part in a night away at home, sleeping in a den or tent, indoors or in the garden. If you can do so without leaving your home, connect with the other young people taking part in your ‘night away’.

    More info here >

Tips

May 2020.

Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.

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