Bridge Building

An engineering challenge…using spaghetti and marsh mallows! Type: Online Challenge/Live Running Time: 60 minutes Sections: Cubs, Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: None/Video Conference Instructions Participants are challenged to build a bridge to span a 20cm gap using only spaghetti and marshmallows in 30 mintes. If a participant cannot get spaghetti and marshmallows, they could build a bridge to span a 10cm gap using cocktail sticks and peas. Once complete, participants must

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VE Day Badge Quiz

An online badge quiz for VE Day on 8th May. Type: Online Challenge Running Time: 30 minutes Sections: Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: None Instructions: Send out the link below for Scouts to work their way through the quiz and learn about Scouting during WWII. Tips and gotchas: Resources: Link to Slides version Run by: Stuart Sharp at 6th Tonbridge Scouts.

Close Up Quiz

Young people take close-up photos for everyone else to try to guess. Type: Live Activity Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Sections: Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Video Conferencing Instructions: Ask each scouts to take a zoomed in picture of a household object before the meeting. During the meetingv, each Scout takes a turn at sharing their screen to show their image. Rotated through the participants, calling out the image number

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Choc Chip Cookies

Simple online cooking activity Type: Live Activity Running Time: 60 minutes + Sections: Cubs, Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Video Conferencing  Instructions: Send out a simple choc chip cookie recipe beforehand, with instructions. (See resources below) Get everyone on a video conference and go through the recipe step by step. Tips and gotchas: You need to have a filler activity or something planned to cover the 10-12 minute cooking period and

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Stop motion Video

Make a short film using almost anything. Type: Online Challenge Running Time: 60 minutes + Sections: Cubs, Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Closed Facebook Group Materials: Tablet / Ipad or if the mums and dads want to get involved a digital camera. We used stop motion studio, a downloadable app to do this. There is a Lego version too but its not that easy to download as your finished films have

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Who am I? (Version 1)

Scouts try to guess who you are pretending to be within 20 or 30 questions that are answered yes or no. Type: Live Activity Running Time: 30 minutes Sections: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Video Conferencing  Instructions: Research some age appropriate characters. Invite your members to a video conference call. Get your members to ask yes/no questions. Tips and gotchas: Get your members to take it in turns to

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Bingo!

Email your members digital bingo tickets then share your screen with the bingo numbers being called. Type: Live Activity Running Time: 90 minutes Sections: Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Video Conferencing & online Bingo Instructions: Contact the Bingo Digital Hero for a software licence key Install Bingo software Email bingo tickets to members and get them to select a page from the 200 tickets available. Share bingo calling screen via video

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Paper Towers

The young people are challenged to build a free-standing paper tower and post a photo of them with it. Type: Online Challenge Running Time: n/a Sections: Cubs, Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Closed Social Media Group/Website Instructions: Challenge the young people to make a free-standing tower, using only paper and sticky tape. Get them to post a picture of their tower, with them standing along side it, to your social media

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Kahoot – Online Quiz

Kahoot is online quizzing software used primarily by schools, so many of your members will be familiar with it. You can use it to create your own quizzes or run ready made quizzes on the platform. Type: Live Activity, Online Challenge Running Time: variable Sections: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network Digital platforms: Video Conferencing  Resource: Kahoot.com Login: District login details are available in the Kahoot Digital Hero section Method: Create

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Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt carried out in the Scouts’ homes with challenges set in groups using screen sharing on a video conference. Scouts post their finds as photos and videos to a closed Facebook Group. Type: Live Activity Running Time: 90 minutes + Sections: Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Video Conferencing & Closed Facebook Group Instructions: Just before the meeting, in your Closed Facebook Group, create a separate post for each Patrol.

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