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Week Five TY2TT: Outdoor activities for Beavers and Cubs

Welcome to week five of our Taking You to The Top challenge. This is a programme to help with scouting at home and continuing to work towards your top awards. 

Week 5 - Outdoor (This will link to Outdoor Challenge Awards & Skills element of Chief Scout Platinum & Diamond)

Main Activity

Choose 1, this can be done across all sections tailored to suit age range.

Relight My Fire!

Hold a campfire with family, make s’mores, jam butty fritters, teach one other person a campfire song

Get Out of Bed!

Camp overnight in somewhere other than your bed! - tent, hammock, shelter, bivy, den - indoors or outdoors

Knot So Simple!

Complete a pioneering project - this can be big/small, a gadget, a knot display, be as creative as you like

Beavers

Tent Tales - put up a tent or build a den.

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Tie a tasty reef knot – learn how to tie a classic reef knot with a tasty twist 

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Postcard Pictures - sketch a local point of interest and discover it’s meaning 

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Focus on nature - take photographs that capture nature at its best 

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Damper snakes - make a tasty bread dough with a classic backwoods cooking recipe 

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Bee bath - create a watering station for insects 

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Construct a campfire - collect and sort wood, build and safely light a fire e/

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Emergency 999 - find out what to do in an emergency 

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Five easy knots 

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Cubs

It’s about to get intents - Help put up a tent or build a den and sleep in it for three nights, then help to take it down and pack it away properly.

Sleeping bag sleep out - set up your sleeping bag ready to sleep over

Relight my Fire - Learn how to light a fire safely.

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Campfire cook off - cook something on a campfire with your parents using each of these methods on a stick, in a billycan and in the embers

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Campfire capers - join in with a campfire sing song with your family you could even prepare some campfire sketches or skits to share with your family

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Knot so fast - learn to tie five simple knots then time yourself to see how fast you can tie them. Can you break your own record?

 

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Go Go Gadget - use the knots that you have learnt to make a camp gadget

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Catapult crossfire - make a catapult and see how far you can make a paper ball fly.

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Marsh mellow mountain - Build a structure out of mini marshmallows and spaghetti strong enough to hold an object

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Decode the countryside code - lean all about the countryside code

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