Scouting at home, CR8 the eight-week challenge to keep connected.
Please note: these activities should be supervised by parents/carers at all times, and are not subject to The Scout Association's Policy, Organisation and Rules. These activities are completely voluntary and each parent/carer should determine if they are suitable for their children.
We have also made available a document which provides safety help for camping at home; click here to download.
The importance of developing 'Skills For Life' is more valid than ever. At the Merseyside Scouts, we have responded to current circumstances with optimism and creativity; and have come with a challenge (named by one of our community on social media) called the CRE8 Challenge.
This challenge consists of eight weeks of activity for our 145 scouting groups across the Merseyside region to take part in, these echo the 'Great Indoor Challenge' from the national Scouting campaign/response but also covers the 7 programme areas we deliver in Merseyside.
This eight-week challenge consists of the following:
- Week One: Creativity
- Week Two: Community
- Week Three Health and Wellbeing
- Week Four: Outdoor and Adventure
- Week Five: Beliefs and Attitudes
- Week Six: Fitness
- Week Seven: Global
- Week Eight: Celebration and Awards
Did your young person achieve their cre8challenge activities? Reward them with this certificate.
It is never too late for them to achieve this special award just follow the weeks below and detail your evidence to your leaders.
The first week's challenge we can reveal is ‘Creative’ and we want you to design a new badge to support our eight-week challenge ‘home scouting’.
The winning design of the CRE8 Challenge badge will be made into a real scouting badge which will be awarded to those who took part in the eight - week challenge.
You have until the 10th April to submit your challenge
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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!
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Five Ways to Wellbeing Chatterbox
Do you know the five ways to wellbeing? Explore how they relate to your life with a chatterbox.
What you will need:
- A4 paper
- Pens or pencils
In your own home or garden, try to attempt as many of these adventurous activities as you can:
- Caving system out of house-hold items and furniture
- Dragon boat out of recycled materials
- Home-made hovercraft https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/learning-toolkit-blog/make-homemade-hovercraft-your-kids.html
- Orienteering course around your house – what could you search for on a map?
- Create your own shelter to spend the night in https://www.shelterbox.org/the-sheltermaker-challenge/
- Create a comic strip about your favourite Scouting activity, then take a picture of it and send it in
Be as cre8-ive as possible (for some activities you’ll really need to ‘think outside the box’).
Overall challenge: to explore our Scouting values, personal attitudes, and beliefs in this time of uncertainty. How can we make a positive contribution to the situation we find ourselves in?
We are washing our hands a lot at the moment, which is important. This week we are using a soapy solution to experiment with and discover how we can make a positive contribution to the situation we find ourselves in.
You will need:
- a wipe clean surface (table, plastic cloth, tray, plate)
- bubble mixture in a tall beaker,
- a paper straw,
- a water spray bottle.
- 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?
We have reached week seven!! This week we are focusing on Global.
The Scouts are proud to support the Global Goals that children, adults, and governments all over the world are aiming to achieve. Together, we can make the world a better place, and it all starts with you.
This week's main activity is the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Well done to everyone for their wonderful achievements during the cre8challenge. We have truly been blown away with your commitment to Scouting At Home.
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