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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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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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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

Tower building

Discover the secrets behind the world’s most amazing feats of engineering and build some of your own.

Suitable for: Everyone | Takes: 15 minutes

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Compass coding (tech-free version)

Become a ScoutBot, and follow codes and compass directions to get back to camp.

Suitable for: Beavers and Cubs | Takes: 25 minutes

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Week seven

Get growing with recycled planters

You don’t need a garden to get growing – make some recycled planters to turn even the smallest space green.

Suitable for: Cubs, Scouts and Explorers | Takes: 1 hour

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Guerrilla gardening

Spread wildflowers and encourage wildlife with homemade seed bombs, then share them far and wide.

Suitable for: Everyone | Takes: 30 minutes

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Week eight

Stand by me

Design and make a useful wooden stand for a teddy, books, or other treasures.

Suitable for: Cubs | Takes: 1 hour

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Sofa, so good

Measure, cut, draw and glue to build your own handy sofa arm tray with your DIY skills.

Suitable for: Cubs, Scouts and Explorers | Takes: 1 hour

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Week nine

Patch it up

Repair the tears in the things you wear, as we discover how easy it can be to sew patches on your favourite clothes.

Suitable for: Cubs, Scouts and Explorers | Takes: 30 minutes

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Quilts for a cause

Get together and make a difference as you stitch up a storm.

Suitable for: Scouts and Explorers | Takes: 1 hour 30 minutes

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