Whilst we are not meeting face to face we have plenty to keep the Scouts busy at home…


Orienteering Try out your mapping and navigation skills orienteering around Chapelford.
On the attached map there are twelve Way Points with their Grid Reference. Each Way Point is a lamp post. On each is an easily visible piece of masking tape with a number and two letters. Simply write them down.
You don’t have to do this all at once but they do make up a nice little walk.
We’ll meet on Zoom to go through the answers.
There will be prizes for those completing the challenge.
The route is along footpaths but it does cross roads so please be careful.
Go with an adult or with an adult’s permission

Taskmaster Challenge!

Taskmaster Challenge Step 1: Choose a challenge from here: Taskmaster Challenges
Step 2: Download the tracking sheet: Tracking Sheet
Step 3: Complete a challenge, tick it off and send photo of the outcome to a leader

How many challenges can you complete?
Art on loo roll
Make a sandwich with one hand
Spell your name with finger spelling
Make a strong bridge

District Challenge

Let’s go for Gold on the District Challenge!

Sunflower Competition

Sunflower Competition The Beavers are running a sunflower competition. Prizes will be awarded for the tallest, brightest, happiest, ….. Judging will take place Mid-September 🌻🏆
Open to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and any friends and family wishing to take part.

Camping at home

Camping Just because we are staying at home doesn’t mean that we can’t camp! Your child can gain up to 2 Nights Away for sleeping either outside in a tent or even inside in a den that they have constructed.

If you have a tent, get them to help you put it up and sort out their own sleeping area, as this goes towards badges too (have a look at the Outdoor Challenge requirements). And if you really want to go all out, why not cook outside too? Or at the very least toast a marshmallow over a candle 😉

How to view and update Badges at Home on OSM

  • Login to OSM here:
  • Click on your child’s name on the left
  • Click on Badges
  • You will then be able to see all the badges, just choose one to click on
  • Once your child has completed some of the requirements, go back to the relevant badge and click on ‘Badges at home’
  • You will then be able to upload photos and make comments about what have been done

Badge Ideas

Theme 1 : Photographer, Hobbies,Artist, Craft.

Research on the internet about the moon phases this month, work out how you can take some photos, draw a map of the moon naming the visible craters, then make a ink stamp out of a potato of the moon. See if you can see the meteor shower 20th – 22nd April from 10pm

Theme 2: Communicator, DIY, Artist, Writer

Communicator – Learn the Phonetic Alphabet, and SOS in Morse Code. Figure out a way to send SOS by Morse Code. DIY – Make a bug house in the garden/ back yard out of available material. Artist – Draw what ever used your bug house. Writer – keep a diary for 3 weeks of all the bugs. Send a message using the Phonetic Alphabet to describe one of the bugs.

Random Ideas!

Just on the off chance that anyone wants to give it a go. How many flights of stairs do you need to climb/decend to walk up Snowdon? Well here’s the calculator that you’ve been waiting for 🥴