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Gas Distribution Networks

Check out how Gas Distribution Networks is supporting us with the Cubs Home Safety Activity Badge

Why we work together

Gas Distribution Networks has teamed up with The Scouts to create excellent resources for the Cubs Home Safety Badge.

These activities will help young people be more gas and carbon monoxide (CO) aware around the home. They’ll also help them know what to do in an emergency, a true skill for life!

Take a look at our guidance on carbon monoxide safety

To watch in full screen, double click the video

Try our activities to learn about carbon monoxide

Find out what carbon monoxide is, learn about how to stay safe cooking and solve a mystery with these great activities.

Check out the activities

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed The Undetected Danger activity. They even asked if they could do another mystery night again soon! It was a great way to learn and have fun at the same time.

1st Shawbury Cubs

Competition time!

SGN are looking for budding young artists to help spread the word on the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO).

To enter the competition, you must be 5-11 years old and submit a piece of art warning people of the dangers of CO. Your art work can be a brilliant poster, cartoon, video or poem.

More information about the dangers of carbon monoxide can be found on the SGN page our CO advice page.

All artwork must be submitted to us by 12 May to be included in this round of the competition. Any entries we receive after this date will be included in the next year's competition. Have fun and get creative!


Each year, national and area winners will be chosen. Entrants stand a chance of winning the following prizes:

  • National winner: £300 for themselves and £600 for their school or organisation.*
  • Area winner: £150 each and £300 for their school or organisation. 

(*National prize will be in addition to the area prize).

Winners will be notified by email.

To find out more head to CO Safety Competition | SGN Your gas. Our network.

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Do you work for any of the Gas Distribution Networks? 

We're working with the GDNs to set up a working group in 2024 with people who work in the industry and volunteer within the movement. The group will help think up new partnership ideas, pilot new activities and give feedback on what we're doing. Interested? Please email 

We’re thrilled to be working with the Scouts to teach more young people across the UK about the dangers of carbon monoxide. By partnering with The Scouts and sponsoring the Cubs Home Safety Activity Badge, we know these young members will be actively making sure their homes are safe from CO and other potential dangers to gain their new badge.

Dan Edwards SGN

Silent Threat, Essential Skill: Protect Yourself from Carbon Monoxide!

Join forces with the Scouts, the Gas Distribution Networks, and the Gas Safe Charity to master a vital skill: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness. This FREE e-learning equips you to safeguard yourself and others from this silent threat.

Why is this crucial? CO is an odourless, colourless gas that can leak from everyday appliances like boilers and heaters. It's undetectable until symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and nausea appear, making early awareness and action essential.

By completing this e-learning, you'll:

Understand CO's dangers and sources.

Recognise the signs and symptoms of poisoning.

Learn what to do in a suspected CO emergency.

Discover simple but effective prevention measures.

Empower yourself and others with this #SkillforLife and take the FREE 20 minute CO Awareness e-learning now!


Find out more about each of the Gas Distribution Networks involved

Other resources available

The GDNs have created great KS1 and KS2 activities to teach this topic through school in a fun and engaging way. These activities can easily be adapted to Scouts and can help work towards the Home Safety Activity Badge requirements

Click on the links to find out more

Safety Seymour website

CO Crew website