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Activities, badges and awards young people can work on while at home

With so much going on, we understand that everyone has a lot to deal with. For some families, keeping Scouts going through this period may not be top of mind, but for others it may be a way to bring some normality into life. That’s why we’ll be sharing activities to help young people and their families take part in Scouts together, to keep learning skills.

The Great Indoors

Heard about the Great Indoors? Here, you’ll find over 100 ideas of activities young people can do at home for no or little cost. Please share far and wide. These are activities, not just for Scouts, but for everyone!

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A Million Hands

There are loads of activities in the A Million Hands programme that can be done at home, especially in the mental health theme. Check out some of the activities, including mental health bingo and creating a wellbeing chatterbox.

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Socially distanced Scouts activites

Some ideas to get you started (if you feel ready). Choose from a mix of digital and socially distanced ideas for meetings, activities, and adventures.

Socially distanced activities for Beavers >

Socially distanced activities for Cubs >

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Socially distanced activities for Explorers > 

Socially distanced activities for Scout Network >

Adapting the programme

We want young people to stay safe and keep learning, and continue to recognise their hard work and achievements. Our guidance on programme flexibility should help you decide which programme changes to consider and make clear any rules or guidance that must still be followed.

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Some badges to try at home

The Great Indoors Badge

The Great Indoors Badge allow you to share what you've learnt and find a way to support your community. This is our first ever opportunity to share the Scouts experience wider than we ever have, as we invite all our  Scouts and our non-Scout friends, to join in activities from The Great Indoors and earn The Great Indoors Badge.

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Beavers: Space Activity Badge

Take a moment to step outside and look up. It’s fascinating to think about all that’s out there.

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Cubs: Artist Activity Badge

Get Cubs to put on their creative hats! Even if they’re stuck at home, their imaginations can still run wild.

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Scouts: Writer Activity Badge

Encourage Scouts to write a diary on being at home during the coronavirus crisis. Who knows? It might be a best-seller one day.

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