CRE8 Week Six: Fitness activities for Scouts and Explorers
It’s time for an active week with the #Cre8Fitness Challenge!
Keeping our bodies and brains active is so important and I’m sure so many of you have been busy playing in your outdoor spaces and going on local walks or bike rides. This week is all about finding new and exciting ways of keeping active and work towards some badges too!
Remember to share your pictures and videos by using the hashtag #Cre8Fitness or tagging us using @MerseysideScout on twitter!
- Make an obstacle course for a member of your family to complete- maybe you could time each other… who will come out on top?!
- Chalk challenge! Can you create your very own chalk challenge? See the link to find out how you can join in!
- Running challenge! Can you run 5k in a small space? How many laps of your garden, yard, or bedroom did it take to run 5k?
Sports enthusiast challenge
If you love sports, either watching or playing this one is for you!
Draw yourself as an Olympian! What sport would you compete in? Would you win the gold? Do you have any team-mates that would be part of your winning team?
Healthy eating challenges
Eating healthy is a huge part of our fitness. Here are some ideas of how you can get involved with healthy eating this week:
- Help to prepare and make a healthy snack or meal.
- Create a poster all about healthy foods.
- Can you create a ‘Rainbow of Foods?’, drawing as many different foods of as many different colours as you can think of.
Here are some badges you can begin to work towards linking to our #Cre8Fitness Challenge. Remember to send your evidence to your leader so you can earn your badge!
*A note to parents: It is essential for us to closely follow government guidance on social distancing. Some badge requirements may not be possible to achieve due to the current restrictions, but we ask parents or carers to support us in helping our young people enjoy working towards our health/ fitness/sporting badges and adjusting where necessary. An example may be, for the Scouts Athletics badge, that the Young Person could measure how many laps of the garden would be 100m and run this distance.
Where the guidance suggests demonstrating skills to your leaders or peers, consider filming the young person taking part in their chosen activity to share with your leaders and with us using the hashtag #Cre8Fitness or tagging us @MerseysideScout on twitter.
Scouts Athletics Badge
Wipe the sweat from your brow, as you close in your personal best. Athletics is all about practicing, persevering, and improving – perfect for a Scout like you.
Scouts Cyclist Badge
Experience the thrill of the ride! - make certain your cycling skills are top-knotch as you plan your next cycling adventure.
*PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT ADVISING SCOUTS COMPLETE THE BIKE RIDE SECTION OF THIS BADGE AS IT GOES AGAINST GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, HOWEVER, IT IS A BADGE THEY COULD BEGIN TO LOOK AT FROM A SAFETY AND EQUIPMENT PERSPECTIVE.
Scouts Street Sports Activity Badge
Be spontaneous, improvise, and show your creativity. Take up the challenge and get involved in a street sport like skateboarding, in-line skating, or Parkour.
Explorers Physical Recreation Activity Badge
Scouts are forward thinkers, we continue to challenge ourselves, always looking to develop our skills.
*Note- activities 1-3 are inaccessible during this time, however, you may have prior evidence of working on these physical activities prior to this time- take some time to collect your evidence to show your leader. Or, how about taking up running as a new physical activity and demonstrate your progress through the distance you can run or the time you are able to complete a distance.
Explorers Street Sports Activity Badge
Whether you drop in, jump up, or skate down, share your passion. From the street to the Sixer.
Here are some more super links to help you keep active on a rainy day, from the comfort of home. Remember to clear a nice big space to use before you start!
Put together and devised by Alex Clark