Cluedo

An online murder mystery. Type: Live Activity Running Time: 90 minutes Sections: Scouts, Explorers, Network Digital platforms: Video Conferencing & Instructions Instructions …can be found here. Run by: Stuart Sharp at 6th Tonbridge

Who Am I? (Version 2)

Type: Live activity Running Time: 20-30 minutes Sections: Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Zoom Instructions: Participants are shown a series of pictures of people or objects. For each, they need to guess what they’re seeing. If they guess after the first clue, they get 8 points, after the second clue, 6 points and so on. An incorrect guess means that participant is out for that round (so taking a guess is

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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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Google Maps Treasure Hunts

This idea involves participants collecting clues using Google Maps Street Views then using those clues to complete another Google Maps link to find the final destination. Type: Online Challenge Running Time: 30 minutes Sections: Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Google Maps Instructions: Send out the instructions or screen share them during an online video conference call. Participants can either complete the treasure hunt individually or in teams if using video conferencing

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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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Would I lie to you?

A Scouting replication of the popular BBC show. Type: Live Activity Running Time: 60 minutes Sections: Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Video Conferencing  Instructions: Email Scout’s parents for an interesting or funny fact about their child. This doesn’t need to be embarrassing but obscure facts are good. Meanwhile create some lies to randomly give out. Invite the Scouts to a video conference. Tell them the rules: If the statement is not

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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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Pub Quiz

A slow paced quiz run over video conferencing Type: Live Activity Running Time: 90 minutes Sections: Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Video Conferencing  Instructions: Invite the Scouts to join a video conference. Get them to each have a pencil and paper to record their answers. Self mark the quiz. Tips and gotchas: Use the screen share function to share picture or video rounds. Use Share computer audio to run a music round

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Online Escape Rooms

A web based escape room via Google Forms. Type: Live Activity Running Time: 30 minutes / room Sections: Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Video Conferencing  Instructions: Invite the Scouts to a video conference then share one of the escape room links. The Scouts can either work individually, or (if using Zoom), put in teams in breakout rooms to solve the puzzles. If using breakout rooms, you will need to have 2

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