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Videos, guidance, and tips and tricks to help you run Scouts online.

We know that delivering the programme over Zoom is hard work, so we’ve put together videos to help you deliver the Scouts programme online. 

Each week from the 1 December until late January 2021 (with a little break for the holidays) we’ll release a new video of an activity, so you can focus on what it’s all about: engaging young people and helping them develop skills for life. 

If you'd like to make a video full screen on desktop, double click on the video once you’ve pressed play. 

Support for Scouts at home

Check out our virtual programme support webinars. We’ll be adding to these in week three.

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Week one

Chinese window flowers

Follow the video and liven up the place with some Chinese paper cut artwork – chop chop!

Suitable for: Beavers and Cubs | Takes: 30 minutes

Run the full activity with an online ice-breaker and tips for virtual reflections:

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Build a bottle boat

Follow the video and learn some basic sailing terminology in this bottle-based, boat building bonanza.

Suitable for: Scouts and Explorers | Takes: 45 minutes

Run the full activity with an online ice-breaker and tips for virtual reflections:

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Week two

Djembe drums

Follow the video to make a djembe drum, and perform some fresh rhythms.

Suitable for: Beavers and Cubs | Takes: 1 hour

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Learn about leadership

Learn lessons about effective leadership from our friends at The Army.

Suitable for: Scouts and Explorers | Takes: 30 minutes

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Week three

Build a wellbeing box

Watch the video to build a mood-boosting box full of positive messages and interesting items.

Suitable for: everyone | Takes: 45 minutes

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Week four 

Super scarves

We’re putting together a video to help you learn to fold, roll, and take care of your Scout scarf.

Suitable for: Beavers and Cubs | Takes: 30 minutes

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Top of the table

We’re putting together a video to help you practise your lashing skills and produce a perfect (mini) camp table.

Suitable for: Scouts and Explorers | Takes: 45 minutes

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Wintercamp, 15-17 January

Melt away those winter blues and join us for an action packed weekend of virtual and interactive fun!

Wintercamp TV will be broadcasting live from 6pm on Friday and throughout the weekend with special guests, live demos, interactive quizzes, Q&As and updates on the interactive Wintercamp Challenge leader board.

There are over 200 activities you can take part in for a Wintercamp experience at home, all linked to the Scout programme. Why not try one of the below examples? 

Suitable for: All
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Hammered leaf and flower printing

Create a natural leaf or flower print.

Suitable for: Beavers and Cubs | Takes: 30 mins

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Earth mallows

Global warming is a huge issue, using Earth mallows we can simulate its effects and have a tasty snack at the same time!

Suitable for: All | Takes: 30 minutes

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Week five

Mark my words

We’re putting together a video to help you learn to take care of your books and make a monster bookmark.

Suitable for: Beavers and Cubs | Takes: 20 minutes

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Condensation station

We’re putting together a video to help you create your own sky-scape and fill it with clouds.

Suitable for: Scouts and Explorers | Takes: 25 minutes

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Week six

Coming week six

We’re putting together a new video of an activity, so you can focus on what it’s all about: engaging young people and helping them develop skills for life. 

Coming week six

We’re putting together a new video of an activity, so you can focus on what it’s all about: engaging young people and helping them develop skills for life.