Camp@Home

You’re invited!

Tonbridge District Scouts are inviting you to our District Camp@Home! We are challenging all of our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers (and leaders if you want to join in!) to Camp at Home on Saturday 9th May.

Your camp can be anywhere in your house or garden, in a tent, in a shelter or in a den you’ve built. It can be anywhere and anything as long as it’s safe and not your bed!

This is all part of Kent Scouts’ MAYHem 2020 event. If you are taking part in Camp@Home and want to get one of these cool badges, register here.

Click the badge to register!

Challanges

Try to complete as many challenges as you can or even do them all but make sure you get some photo or video evidence and upload them to the District Facebook event to show off to everyone what you’ve been up to.

Alternatively, you can add your photos and videos in the up-loader at the bottom of this page. (Your Leader should have provided the password for the up-loader).

Hashtags

Remember when posting to the District Facebook event to include the following hashtags:

#MAYhem2020 #KentScouts #TonbridgeScouts #CampAtHome

Beavers

  1. Build a shelter/den – ideally outside if you have a garden that you can safely access, but if not then
    why not be creative indoors
  2. Learn a new campfire song
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQf_mVyYSas (a video of a Beaver campfire)
  3. Spend a night pretending to be at camp and sleep somewhere unusual but safe that is not a proper
    bed e.g. in a tent in your garden, or maybe in your shelter, pillow fort etc.
  4. Learn to tie a reef knot
    https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities/tie-a-tasty-reef-knot/
  5. Make a flag to represent your campsite!
  6. Set a trail either in your garden or around the house, how will you show people where to go?
  7. Help to wash-up after dinner
  8. Play a game with your family
  9. Read a bedtime story to your grown (and maybe they would read one too?)
  10. Create a map of your ‘campsite’
  11. Talk to an adult about creating your own campfire blanket – ready to put your Mayhem badge on

Cubs

  1. Build a shelter / den – ideally outside if you have a garden that you can safely access, but if
    not then why not be creative indoors
  2. Teach a family member a campfire song – this doesn’t even have to be one you already
    know, there are loads online that you could learn so why not have a go!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2XVfTzel8E
    https://youtu.be/HMZqjfhKMZY
  3. Spend a night pretending to be at camp and sleep somewhere unusual but safe that is not a
    proper bed e.g. in a tent in your garden, or maybe in your shelter, pillow fort etc
  4. Demonstrate tying a reef knot with the ends of your necker/group scarf
    https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities/tie-a-tasty-reef-knot/
  5. Write a prayer / poem for a Cubs Own gathering at the end of camp, all about what you love
    about being a Cub
  6. Make a simple camp gadget – you will find lots of ideas for these online.
  7. Make a flag to represent your campsite!
  8. Help to cook a meal that you would enjoy eating on camp then wash up afterwards
  9. Set a tracking trail either in your garden or around the house

Explorers

  1. Build a shelter or put up a tent – This would ideally be outside if you have a garden that you can safely access and is secure or it could be anywhere indoors that is safe, either option must be agreed with by a responsible adult family member.
  2. Spend a night in your shelter or tent with a classic camp bed (sleeping bag + roll mat). If you do not own a suitable sleeping bag for the season/own a sleeping bag you are able us e
    duvet.
  3. Tidy-up, clean-up, pack up! When you have finished with your shelter or tent, make sure EVERYTHING is put away clean, tidy and dry. Leaving no trace that you slept there.
  4. Download the Queen Scout Award Log Book and complete the sections you are able to complete so far – put it in a safe place.
  5. Demonstrate tying a friendship knot with the ends of your necker/group scarf (search for; how to tie a friendship knot in your necker in Google or YouTube)
  6. Make an alternative campfire (no fire allowed) and take a photo of you toasting an alternative marshmallow.
  7. Call or chat with some of your explorer unit or another scouting friend whilst camping.
  8. Find a geocache whilst out exercising (make sure to take antibacterial gel with you/wash your hands)
  9. Do the necker flip challenger on social media (flip your necker from your foot onto your neck)
  10. Cook a meal for you and your family on a BBQ or fire pit if you own one. A simple meal idea being pitta pocket pizzas.
  11. Write a plan to allow you to achieve 1 of the 4 Young Leader Missions and send it to your section leader/young leader.
  12. Build a bridge or tower using pioneering techniques. You will have to get creative when selecting your materials (think pens, pencils, skewers, cocktail sticks, sticks from the garden,
    blu-tack, mini marshmallows, jelly beans…)
  13. Ask your parents/guardian 2 of the following:
    • Growing up, who inspired you the most? And why?
    • If you had to do it all over again, would you pursue the same career path?
    • What were you doing when you were my age?

Scouts

  1. Build a shelter/den or put up a tent – This can be anywhere indoors that is safe (and agreed with by your family members!) Or it could be outside if you have a garden that you can safely access and is secure.
  2. Spend a night in your shelter, den or tent. You cannot sleep in a proper bed, but you can use a camp bed roll mat etc. and your pillows, duvet etc.
  3. Tidy-up, clean-up, pack up! When you have finished with your shelter, den or tent, make sure EVERYTHING is put away clean and tidy!
  4. Teach a family member a campfire song – this doesn’t even have to be one you already know, there are loads online that you could learn so why not have a go!
  5. Demonstrate tying a friendship knot with the ends of your necker / group scarf (search for; how to tie a friendship knot in your necker in Google or YouTube)
  6. Build a bridge or tower using pioneering techniques. You will have to get creative when selecting your materials (think pens, pencils, skewers, cocktail sticks, sticks from the garden, blu-tack, mini marshmallows, jellybeans…)
  7. Make a flag to represent your campsite!
  8. Make-up a story that you can tell around the campfire (not too scary!)
  9. Set a tracking trail either in your garden or around the house
  10. Make your own camp supper using only three ingredients.

Please Note: Participation in any “Nights in” and “Camp at Home” activities recommended and encouraged by any Group or District that are part of Kent scouting are totally under the control, safety and permission of the parent or carers of each young person.
Under no circumstances will Kent Scouts accept any liability or responsibility for any accidents, incident or injury to any person or persons, or damage to property, whilst participating in these activities.

Registration

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We would love to see what you have been up to. Either post photos & videos to the Tonbridge Scouts Camp@Home Facebook event, email them to campathome@tonbridge-scouts.org.uk or upload them here…

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