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UK Power Networks is proud to partner with The Scouts to support the Scouts Local Knowledge Activity Badge. The priority is to ensure everyone stays safe around electricity, by providing activities and resources that you can bring to life in your local community. The power company also provide practical tips on how to save money on energy usage, who to contact in case of an emergency and what to do in a power cut. Your support in helping to educate the community you live in could make a real difference to keeping the community safe, promoting who to contact in a power cut and saving money with energy efficiency.                          


Photo mapping

Walk around your local area then make a map to show what you’ve learned about electricity.

Ages: 10½ to 17 | Takes: 1hour 30 minutes

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Healthy planet highway

Plan different journeys and balance your budget and the planet.

Ages: 10½ to 14 | Takes: 25 minutes

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Local knowledge relay

Meet online to learn about local history and write your own relay route.

Ages: 10½ to 14 | Takes: 30 minutes

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I've got the power

Use your knowledge of how different people stay safe around ‘electricity’ to avoid a power cut in this active team game.

Ages: 10½ to 14 | Takes: 30 minutes

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Adapt these activities to try out at home

These activities were originally designed for groups meeting face-to-face, so you may have to think on your feet to make them work in the (very unique) situation we’re in. Anyone can be the person leading the game or activity, so why not let young people take charge? Instead of chatting in a real-life group, you could use the internet (safely) or talk to someone at home.

Find the words

Learn about keeping safe in your local community with a letter treasure hunt you can do without going outside.

Ages: 8 to 14 | Takes: 20 minutes

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Energy diaries

Discover how much electricity you really use every day. How could you reduce the amount?

Ages: 10½ to 14 | Takes: 25 minutes

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Future cities

Identify hazards and support services, then plan a perfect city.

Ages: 10½ to  14 | Takes: 30 minutes

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UK Power Networks have made this video to help you with the Grab your grab bag activity. 

UK Power Networks is supporting the Scouts to develop a good understanding of their local communities through the Scouts Local Knowledge Activity Badge. Here's some other activities. 

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Power Up

UK Power Networks, who deliver electricity to 8.3million customers across the East of England, London and the South East, hosts its free online educational website; Power Up.

The Power Up website is packed with educational resources for children aged 7-14 including fun games and quizzes as well as safety guidance on the potential dangers of electricity.

With schools closed because of the coronavirus many parents are teaching children at home and the site, which includes lesson plans, is a great way to introduce electricity as a topic.

The site splits its content between under-11s and over-11s with the older age group given more detailed facts about how electricity reaches homes and how to stay safe around overhead power lines including a ‘spot the hazard’ game and a Power Up quiz.

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Need extra support during a power cut? Click here to get FREE support now

Who can receive this extra support? We understand that power cuts can be worrying, especially if you or a member of your family needs electricity for medical reasons, are unwell, or have specific communication needs. Whether you have a young family or are of pensionable age our Priority Services team are there to provide you and your family with extra support giving you peace of mind if you have a power cut.

About UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks is the country's biggest electricity distributor, making sure the lights stay on for more than eight million homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of England. 

The company's network make it possible for you to boil a kettle at home, turn on a light at the flick of a switch and keep industry working. 

It manages high voltage equipment to safely deliver power for homes and businesses through 98,000km of underground cables, over 65,000km of overhead lines, and over 135,000 substations based in the community. 

Learn more key information about how to stay safe and recognise the dangers of electricity


Stay safe

Here is our recreational animation to support you to stay safe when you are out and about.

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