By sponsoring the Scouts Model Maker Activity Badge, Games Workshop hope to provide young people with new and creative ways to learn skills for life.
Games Workshop seeks to inspire new generations of young people by helping them develop the inventive and artistic skills that are an integral part of the Warhammer hobby, and introducing new worlds of imagination and fantastical possibilities.
Warhammer is an incredibly creative hobby that encourages social activities and group interaction - a notion shared by Scout Groups across the country, making it a perfect match!
Are you a Scout leader?
Scout Resource for Model Maker Activity Badge (10.5 - 14 yrs)
Through this partnership, Scout groups are able to get free Warhammer resource packs containing everything you need for your group to complete their Scout Model Maker Activity Badges!
Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the Warhammer kit applications have been on hold, but we're delighted to announce that from Friday 2nd October leaders will be able to apply for the kit to be sent out to them in the post. If you had already registered for the kit and been added to a waitlist, the Warhammer Alliance team will be in touch to see if you still want the pack. Instructions are available online to help you deliver an exciting session with your group!
There is currently no option to run the activities in one of Warhammer's Scouts accredited stores, but if this option suits you best, then you will be able to join the waitlist for an in store session. Please bear in mind that timeframes of when in store sessions will resume are currently unknown.
For any further information or for guidance on how to run a session, please visit the Warhammer Alliance website.
(Information last updated 28th September 2020)
Keen to get stuck in? Click here to apply for your free pack!
How to video
Games Workshop have created a great 'How to build' video to help you and your group get started with the kit!
Are you an Explorer?
Explorer Scouts resource - Warhammer Skills Development Programme (14-18 yrs)
With the Warhammer Skills development programme, young people can now collect, build, paint, play and read their way through the Warhammer universes as part of youth achievement awards. It supports Explorer Scouts with their Creative Arts Activity Badge, their Scouting Top Awards as well as the Skills section of their Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award too. In-fact, a Scout can use Warhammer Skills to meet the requirement for all 3 awards at the same time!
This programme can be used by any Explorer Scout regardless of whether they're a complete beginner or already have some experience of miniature model building and painting. Flexible for each award and young person, the programme centre's around each participant’s individual goals.
To help Explorers track their progress, Warhammer provide a free handy workbook that will guide them and their chosen Assessor throughout the process. The programme booklet helps Explorers choose the right models their project and explains what equipment they need to create unique achievements.
We are delighted to announce that Warhammer Alliance is now taking new applications but only a select few stores will be able to facilitate in-store sessions for Explorers.
If your local store is not yet running in-store sessions due to ongoing coronavirus situation, you can continue to use the booklet guide at home.
If your award is on-going, please note the following:
Until normal Games Workshop services resume, you can use your Warhammer Skills workbook to carry on with your Skills section at home with a few small changes:
- You must gain permission from your DofE/Scout Leader that it is okay to use Warhammer Skills as remote learning from home. Please ask a parent/guardian to contact your leader on your behalf.
- Someone in your household (a parent or guardian) aged 18+ can sign your Skills log for the time you spend working on your project at home (only while the situation is on-going). This should still stick to the timeline of approximately 1 hour per week. Read about this further.
- Be sure to take photographs of what you have achieved in each session and keep a detailed log of what you achieved in each one. It could be a good idea to share regular updates of these with your Leader.
- If you are due to complete the award whilst the situation is on-going Warhammer will unfortunately not be able to provide you with an Assessors Report until normal Store operations commence. Speak to your DofE/Scout Leader as they may be able to provide you with a report using the Warhammer Skills workbook and any photographs you've taken as evidence.
- If your award is still on-going when normal Warhammer Store Activities resume, you will need to start visiting your chosen venue as normal.
(Information last updated 8th October 2020)
To register and find out more about Warhammer Skills Development Programme, simply visit the Warhammer Alliance website.
Please note if an Explorer Scout will be using Warhammer Skills for their DofE Award, applications must be made by their parent or guardian if they are under 18 years of age.
(The Save the Sky Port activity is suitable for Scouts and Explorers but the kit offer is only available for Scouts)