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! If you are nearby one of Warhammer's 115+ Scouts accredited stores across the UK, your group can choose to go in-store to complete a hands-on and engaging workshop using the resource pack. If a store visit isn't possible, the resources will be posted to you with instructions available online to help you deliver an exciting session with your group!
(NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE) Keen to get stuck in? Click here to get your free pack!
COVID-19 Update from Warhammer about Model Maker Activity Sessions:
(last updated 1st April 2020)
The safety and wellbeing of all our customers and staff are paramount to everyone at Games Workshop. In response to the developing global situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19, and following the advice and instruction from both the government here in the UK and throughout the world – we are closing all Games Workshop sites around the globe. This means the Warhammer Alliance will be unable to process new applications for the Warhammer Model Maker Activity until further notice. Please keep an eye on this page for information on when applications will re-open.
If you are waiting for an in-store session to be re-booked, we will be in touch with you directly. We look forward to seeing Scouts again, safe and sound, as soon as we can.
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. It can be completed in any Warhammer store across the UK, in your own Warhammer club or Explorer Scout meeting place.
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. If young people are completing the award in a Warhammer store, the store staff will also demonstrate new techniques and help to document new skills as part of the process.
COVID-19 Update from Warhammer about Warhammer Skills
(last updated 1st April 2020)
The safety and wellbeing of all our customers and staff are paramount to everyone at Games Workshop. In response to the developing global situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19, and following the advice and instruction from both the government here in the UK and throughout the world – we are closing all Games Workshop sites around the globe. This means the Warhammer Alliance will be unable to process new applications for the Warhammer Skills until further notice. Please keep an eye on this page for information on when applications will re-open.
If your award in 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. For more information on Skills logs: https://www.dofe.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Activity_Log_Skills-1-1.pdf
- 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.
To register and find out more about Warhammer Skills Development Programme, simply visit the Warhammer Alliance website. (Registration not currently open)
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.
More activities and information packs
(The Save the Sky Port activity is suitable for Scouts and Explorers but the kit offer is only available for Scouts)