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CRE8 Week One : Creative activities for Scouts and Explorers

We would like to offer our support for ‘scouting at home’ to continue the good work our young people have been developing within their scouting community.

As we have been compliant with the government's advice on social distancing we would like to offer a series of positive and achievable challenges that can be conducted at home. 

We will be creating a special challenge badge for members who complete a series of “scouting at home” challenges. There will be 7 challenges across 8 weeks, linking in the programme areas which are:

  • Creativity
  • Community
  • Wellbeing
  • Outdoor and adventure
  • Beliefs and attitude
  • Fitness
  • Global

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Arts enthusiast
  1. Choose a favourite art form or artist to take an active interest in.

It doesn’t have to be painting – it could be pop music, sculpture, theatre, architecture, break dancing or anything similar.

  1. Describe two visits you have made that are connected to your interest.

You can use photographs, films, recordings, concert programmes, ticket stubs, newspaper reviews or websites to illustrate your point.

  1. Show that you know a lot about an aspect of your interest.

You could talk about a particular piece of art, like a painting, performance, sculpture or building. Or you could discuss a particular person or historical period connected with your chosen art form.

  1. Make a list of major events, exhibitions or venues connected with your chosen subject.

Talk about why the items on your list are important.

Plan the following activity

Show your art to grow your art

Create three masterpieces and share them with your friends before putting on a grand exhibition think of creative ways of sharing your work online with your friends. 

You will need
  • Scrap paper
  • Coloured pens or pencils
  • Sticky tape

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Explorers Creative Arts Activity Badge

How to earn your badge. You should be aiming to work toward your Creative Arts badge over 6 or 12 months.

1.     Demonstrate involvement and improvement in a creative activity of your choice. Show evidence of your work.

2.     Perform or exhibit the work you have completed.

Examples of possible activities might be:

  • art
  • photography
  • writing
  • model making
  • any other creative activity agreed by the leadership team.

Playing to the gallery

Turn the meeting place into a photo gallery as you snap scenes and styles to show friends and family.

You will need
  • Camera or phone
  • Example photographs
  • A way to print photographs
  • Photo displays fixtures (e.g. sticky tack, string)

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