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CRE8 Week Two: Community activities for Scouts and Explorers

We have made it to week two and we hope that you are keeping well and able to carry on with your favourite scouting activities. 

This week we will be focusing on Community and what community means to you. As we cannot be out in the community as much as we hoped we can still communicate and let someone know we are there or thinking of them.  

Main Challenge:

We are all part of a community, with family, friends, and neighbours being a part of our daily lives. Staying connected to these communities is important and whilst we cannot meet face-to-face, we can still stay connected through various methods of messaging.

To take an active part in your community, how about writing a letter, or postcard to your neighbour, friend or local care home to spread happiness, using the scouting values of Integrity, Respect, Care, Belief and Co-operation.

Share your messages with us to spread happiness further to the rest of Merseyside and beyond!

Supporting the Scouts "Great Indoors' campaign we have these amazing activities to share with you. 

How do you see the world?

Do we all see the world exactly the same? Try this at home and find out how your family sees everyday objects differently to you!

What you will need

  • Coloured pens or pencils
  • A4 Paper

More information 

Hot off the press

Share your positive experiences of scouting with the local community through a blog or vlog, what engagement have you had in your community through scouting, whether that is volunteering at care homes, or building a park bench. Share your success!

 You will need:

  • Pens/Pencils
  • A4 Paper
  • Internet Access

More information 

 

The Autism-Friendly Charter

Understand the strengths and challenges of autistic children and adults, and present your findings to others with posters, videos or a poem!

You will need:

  • Pens/Pencils
  • A4 Paper
  • Craft Materials
  • The Big 5 things poster (Downloaded from the link below) 

More information 

Community Impact Staged Activity Badge – Stage 1

Over the next 6 to 12 months, you can investigate, plan and action issues and challenges within your community, whether that be local, national or international. Completing various challenges on the ‘Great Indoors’ resources can contribute to the badge, along with the following criteria for Stage 1.

   Identify need. Investigate what issues and challenges exist in your 
chosen community – it could be local, national or international.

 Plan action. Decide what issue your section should take action on and what you want to change. Talk to your section about what actions you would like to take.

 Take action over three months. You should:

  • spend at least four hours personally taking action on your chosen issue. You can achieve more impact by spreading your time out over a month, instead of doing it all in one go.
  • involve others in the action. Work in a team with your section and preferably people in the community you are trying to help.

 Learn and make more changes.  Discuss what you’ve learned with your section. Talk about how you have made people’s lives better, what you could do to help more people in your chosen community and how taking action has developed you.

 Tell the world. Help other people to understand why the issue you took action on is important, what you did and how they can help.

You can share with friends and family your findings, and also contribute to this as part of a group. Using online video calling tools such as Skype, you can share your ideas and work towards this badge together!

Put together and devised by Kieran Murphy