Basic Rules – Cambridgeshire scouts

Beavers – complete a minimum of 8 activities
Cubs – complete a minimum of 10 activities
Scouts – complete a minimum of 14 activities
Explorers / Network / Adult members – complete a minimum of 18 activities.

  1. To earn the badge participants must complete the above, with at least 1 from each zone
  2. All activities must be completed between 23rd April and 23rd October, each signed off by a nonrelated Cambridgeshire Scouts adult member (for young people this should be one of their section leadership team).
  3. All competition entries must be received by 31st October.
  4. COVID guidance must be complied with at all times, and scouting activities must comply with POR.
  5. All photos, videos and other content will be used in the promotion of scouting unless otherwise requested when shared.
  6. The judge’s* decisions are final with regards to winners and prize allocation.
    * the judges are the core team organisers

Basic Rules – Anyone else (in scouting or not)

Beaver age ( 5 ¾ to 8) or under – complete a minimum of 8 activities
Cub age (8 to 10 ½) – complete a minimum of 10 activities
Scout age (10 ½ to 14) – complete a minimum of 14 activities
All others – complete a minimum of 18 activities

  1. To earn the badge participants must complete the above, with at least 1 from each zone:
  2. All activities must be completed between 23rd April and 23rd October, each signed off by an adult.
  3. COVID guidance and your own risk assessment must be complied with at all times.
  4. All photos, videos and other content will be used in the promotion of scouting unless otherwise
    requested when shared.

Challenge Zones

  • Go Geocaching and using GPS tracking find those hidden caches. Beavers need to find at least 4, Cubs 6, Scouts 8 and everyone else 10. At least 25% should be outside your scouting District.
  • Camping in a tent.. At least 1 night for Beavers, 3 for Cubs (at least 2 consecutive), 6 nights for Scouts (at least 3 consecutive) and 8 nights for everyone else (at least 3 consecutive).
  • Light a fire and cook something on it.
  • Make a den somewhere unusual and sleep in it.
  • Fly a kite you have made.
  • Pioneer something, using at least 1 new knot you learn to do so.
  • Recruit a new young person or adult member to join the adventure.
  • Watch sunrise AND sunset on the same day, recording it in photos, videos, drawing or painting.
  • Try a new adventurous activity – abseiling, climbing, watersports or…..
  • Litter pick in a local area for at least 20 mins (Beavers), 40 mins (Cubs), 60mins (Scouts) , everyone else at least 2 sessions of 45 minutes and / or help organise for other sections.
  • Earn the next Staged Community Impact badge with at least 2 others from the same section.
  • Collect unused items from around your house to donate to charity, or do a car boot sale and donate the funds raised.
  • Carry out random acts of kindness – at least 1 for each year of your age (if you are over 25 then 25 is sufficient). This could be helping someone without being asked, writing a letter, making a cake to say thanks or……
  • Create and run a fun quiz for at least 3 other people.
  • Brighten up your community with a flower planter or by leaving a card to be found, to cheer someone up.
  • Create a community map.
  • Make a suitable short video ( 2-3 mins) that can be used to recruit young people or adults to your section.
  • Take photos (at least 9) of what scouting means to you and make a photo collage using IT.
  • Hold a family / section / unit “Bake Off” with the theme of “what scouting means to me”. From baking a cake to decorating biscuits….
  • Create an obstacle course, and then get someone to time you and at least one other person completing it.
  • Write an item about what scouting has helped you achieve and submit it to the county website.
  • Design and make your own computer game or board game, then play it with someone.
  • Decorate some “thankful “pebbles and leave them around your local area to be found. What are you thankful for?
  • Find somewhere outside the UK that has the same name as (near) where you live and compare the 2 cultures. Find at least 4 things they have in common and at least 4 differences.
  • Learn about scouting in a country outside the UK, maybe through JOTA / JOTI in October.
  • Monitor the waste you produce as a family and implement a plan to reduce, reuse and recycle it all – then do so.
  • Look at the clothes you are wearing and see where they were made. What are the advantages and disadvantages of overseas production?
  • Link your section with 1 abroad – perhaps exchange postcards or run a virtual event or sleepover together.
  • For at least 5 days cook / help cook food from a different country – and eat it with / how people in that country would do. For example chopsticks, hands, using a form of bread to scoop up the main dish.
  • Earn your Health & Fitness (Beavers) or Athletics / Plus (Cubs / Scouts / Explorers) badge.
  • Climb high – using stairs at home or somewhere else getting “climbing” – see the resources page to see how high – do one or more.
  • Get out – wearing your necker over your clothing hike the equivalent distance of your District border or County border distance. See the resources page to see how far!
  • Route Art – plan and draw a picture on a scouting theme by hiking, running, biking, skipping or skating. Record it on a free app (if unable to use one then draw it out on a map instead).
  • For at least 4 consecutive weeks take part (not at school) in an active sport or physical pursuit, which you haven’t already gained an activity badge for. Show how you improved.
  • Take part in Jamboree on the Trail (JOTT) on 8th May
  • Learn to make your Scout Promise and your name in sign language.
  • Research the 5 Scouting Values, and explain what they mean. Identify at least 1 action or activity for each to show you are being an outstanding scout, and complete them.
  • Learn about a religious festival that you do not celebrate with your family.
  • Join in a section activity to build a well-being box.
  • Learn something to help you with mindfulness.
  • Plan and run an activity for a different section (older or younger).
  • Write a letter to someone, explaining why you are thankful to them.
  • Visit a place of worship (or have a visitor) and learn about the traditions, foods and practices of that religion.
  • Keep a gratitude diary. At least 7 days for Beavers, 14 days for Cubs, 21 days for Scouts and a month for everyone else

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