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Activities to explore the five ways to wellbeing

Explore the five ways to wellbeing with our ready-made activities.

These activities count towards a number of different badges and awards. Click on the activities below to find out more then get stuck in.

Always follow the government guidance for your area. If you’re doing these activities as a Scout group, you must read and follow the detailed guidance on getting everyone back together safely before you run any activities. 

 

Connect

Cartoon young person with pink hair in a wheelchair, video chatting with their friend on a phone

The chit chat

Revise and recount a recent adventure to the rest of the group, with the help of some picture prompts.

Ages: 10½-18 | Takes: 50 mins

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Brownsea island discs

There are worse places to be stranded than Brownsea Island, especially if you can take some of your favourite tunes with you.

Ages: 6-18 | Takes: 45 mins

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Time for tea

Spend some quali-tea time together with this GongFu guide to cha, chat, and chill.

Ages: 10½-18 | Takes: 1 hour

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A world of our Scout's own

This Scout’s Own is the perfect way to reflect on all of the opportunities Scouts brings.

Ages: 10½-14 | Takes: 20 mins

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Scout’s Own: be-leafs

Just like plants in a garden, believes and values have roots, stalks, and leaves. How does your garden grow?

Ages: 10½-18 | Takes: 15 mins

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Be active 

Cartoon young person with orange hair using a metal detector.

Muscle shuffle

Move your feet then take your seat in this muscle-group musical chair challenge.

Ages: 8-14 | Takes: 10 mins

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Practise to progress

Make a sports diary to track your progress and tell others about your sport.

Ages: 8-10½ | Takes: 30 mins

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Visiting nature

Time to take note of nature and discover how the world changes around us.

Ages: 8-10½ | Takes: 15 mins

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Skipping skills

Jump into three challenges and keep an eye on the rope, as we look at the benefits of hopping, skipping and jumping.

Ages: 8-14 | Takes: 20 mins

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Building balance

Core control and perfect posture are key to holding yourself up in these balance-building exercises.

Ages: 8-14| Takes: 20 mins

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Cache and dash

Make treasure maps. Follow treasure maps. Find the treasure cache. Bring the treasure back!

Ages: 10½-18 | Takes: 1 hour

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Take notice 

Cartoon girl with pink hair putting the final piece into a puzzle.

Mindfulness of breathing

Try and breathe like the Buddha with this basic meditation technique.

Ages: 8-18 | Takes: 20 mins

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Mindfulness time

Take a few moments to practice mindfulness with the help of some everyday objects.

Ages: 8-18 | Takes: 10 mins

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Life under leaves

Visit some woodland and discover what lives among the trees.

Ages: 10½-14 | Takes: 1 hour 5 mins

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Feel the view

Create a tactile landscape, to experience art in a new way that’s also more accessible.

Ages: 6-10½ | Takes: 45 mins

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Crystal creations

Shape some new wonders of the natural world in your meeting place, by creating some sparkling crystals and geodes.

Ages: 8-10½ | Takes: 1 hour

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A cut above

Explore cultures from across the globe and design your own in this paper-cutting craft activity.

Ages: 10½-18 | Takes: 1 hour

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Keep learning

Cartoon young person with brown hair, kicking a ball up and down in the air

Pitta pocket pizzas

Whip up a quick and easy dinner on the embers of a fire with this tasty recipe.

Ages: 6-18 | Takes: 20 mins

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Veggie bakes

Use vegetables in some of your favourite bakes to add in an extra hit of healthy.

Ages: 10½-18 | Takes: 1 hour 30 mins

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Lumpy bumpy name game

Learn and practise braille. Can you spell your name and read someone else’s?

Ages: 6-10½ | Takes: 25 mins

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Cycle slalom

Become wheel weaving wizards as we ride in and out and work on some key bike-handling manoeuvres.

Ages: 8-14 | Takes: 15 mins

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Give 

Cartoon young person sat on the floor, drawing a heart on a piece of paper with a pencil

Kindness rocks

Show how a kind message can make all the difference when helping someone and write one for a friend in need.

Ages: 6-14 | Takes: 50 mins

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Feed the birds

Learn about the natural world by making a bird feeder packed with delicious treats for our feathered friends. Who will visit?

Ages: 6-10½ | Takes: 50 mins

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Gift for the garden

Design and make some super seed packs to make your local community greener!

Ages: 6-14 | Takes: 1 hour

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Butcher, baker, bath bomb maker

Look into the chemistry of clean and make some brilliant bath bombs from bicarb.

Ages: 8-10½ | Takes: 30 mins

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