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TY2TT Challenge

Scouting at home, the 'Taking You To The Top' challenge helps our young people to continue to progress towards their Chief Scout Awards for their section.

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.

This is a six-week programme to support our young people to continue to work towards their top awards, in each Section. Each week we will publish ideas and activities for our young people, to take part in under the supervision of their parents or carers. 

These will be similar to our CRE8 challenge, with all Sections covering the same theme, but will have different activities to compliment each Section.  We will be focusing on challenge awards and activity badges to enable young people to work towards completing elements of their top award.

Taking You to the Top will be released weekly on a Saturday, starting on 23rd May and will run through until 4th July 2020. Each weekly theme are as follows:

  • 23rd May: Skills
  • 30th May: Creative
  • 6th June: Fitness
  • 13th June: Adventure
  • 20th June: Outdoor
  • 27th June: World

Share which activities you take part in with your Section Leaders, so they can track your progress towards your top awards.

Week One : Skills 

Skills 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:

 Ready, Steady, Bake! - Bake a cake, cupcakes or biscuits

 Feed the birds! Make a bird feeder, identify, photograph 5 different types of   birds  More Information 

 Sling Shot! Make a catapult, or trebuchet and video you used it
 More Information  

Beavers and Cubs activities 

Scouts and Explorers activities

Week Two : Creative

Creative and Skills Challenge Awards & Creative element of Chief Scout Platinum & Diamond

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

Be a Model Scout! Complete a model kit (appropriate to age) 

A week of Lockdown Capture "A week at home" this can be by picture, collage, presentation, story, vlog 

Time to Tik Tok With a family member record 1 appropriate Tik Tok video. This could be dance, karaoke, lip-syncing, comedy sketch (for over 13’s). 

Beavers and Cubs activities 

Scouts and Explorers activities

Week Three: Fitness

Skills Challenge Awards & Skills element of Chief Scout Platinum & Diamond

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

Get on Your Bike!: Complete a bike ride with a family member or on own, learn how to look after bike (pump tyre, fix puncture, oil chain etc).

Time to Run!: Complete 3 Runs of different distances, measure your heart rate before and after.

Beaver and Cub Activities

Scout and Explorer Activities

Week Four: Adventure

Adventure Challenge Awards & Adventure element of Chief Scout Platinum & Diamond

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

Night Line: Go outside on a short walk with family, take turns for one member to be blindfolded, others will have to direct them. 

Hover crafting: Try making a hovercraft something airborne with this thrilling adventure.

More information 

Stargazing / Space travel: Go outside in the dark and see what you can see, using Night Sky App (free). Making astronomy accessible to the smallest astronomers, Night Sky app answers all kinds of questions one may have about what’s up in that big sky of ours. It also uses geo-tracking to show you all about the stars right above your head.

Guess the constellations

How to build stomp rocket launcher

Beaver and Cub Activities

Scout and Explorer Activities

Week Five: Outdoor

Outdoor Challenge Awards & Skills element of Chief Scout Platinum & Diamond

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

Beaver and Cub Activities

Scout and Explorer Activities

Week Six: World

World Challenge Awards & Skills element of Chief Scout Platinum & Diamond

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

International Cuisine: Help cook a meal from a different country for your family

Community Impact: Make an effort to help in your community; check on local neighbours, delivering food, medicines, making cards for elderly, or help at a food bank

Environment: No planet B; learn about how we can reduce reuse and recycle our household waste, then create an eco brick

Ready, Steady, Recycle activity

Find out more about Ecobricks

Beaver and Cub activities.

Scout and Explorer activities.

Get Involved on Social Media

Share your posts with the hashtag: #TY2TT

Launch Video

This video explains our top awards and how our TY2TT challenge will help you to continue to work towards them: