Launching Monday 1st March – Programmes For All

“Hi Scouters, we are really excited to announce the launch of our Spring Into Scouting Challenge built using our new online Programme Hub. This new support service is brought to you based on feedback from leaders across the East Of England like you. The Programme and Perception teams from across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk have been working hard to bring you this easy to use Programme resource for use during and after the pandemic!

We have designed two ways for accessing (and adding to) hundreds of programme ideas through our new website:

Spring Into Scouting Challenge

Take at look at this brief video introducing the challenges

Out of the box

The Challenge offers a weekly activity idea that can be shared with your young people or used as a part of your weekly programme of Virtual Scouting. All the activities will be themed around Spring and can also be used towards badgework for each Section. There will be a special ‘Spring into Scouting’ badge available too. The programme launches on 1st March and will run every Monday for 6 weeks when an activity will be posted for each section.

Programme Hub

Take a look at this brief video introducing the programme hub

Pick and mix

If you’d prefer to put your own programme together you can select specific activities using a programme search engine to find exactly what you’re looking for.

The hub is packed with great online, home assignment and socially distanced programme ideas for you to choose from.

For taking part in the Spring Into Scouting Challenge there’s a special ‘Spring into Scouting’ badge. More details of how to order the badges soon.

The First Challenge is…. the Four Peaks!

Are are your Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers ready to achieve the Four Peaks Challenge?   That’s Ben Nevis, Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Slieve Donard, the tallest mountains in each part of the United Kingdom. Don’t worry you’ve got six weeks to complete it!

Spring Into Scouting Challenge – week 1

Our first is to climb the four peaks which is 1,834 flights of stairs. More details on our new website. And don’t forget to share photos and videos of the climb!

You can share how you get on with the activities through the East of England Scouts Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Pages as well as your County Facebook and Twitter pages   We really hope that you join us with this challenge and look forward to seeing all of the young people’s climbing achievements. Watch out for more news next week!

We really hope that you join us with this challenge and look forward to seeing all of the young people’s efforts.

Best Wishes,

The East of England Scouts Perception Team”