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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Murder Mystery

Each member is given a role and reads their part in the mystery to try and work out who-dunnit! Type: Live Activity Running Time: ~30 mins / mystery Sections: Explorers, Network Digital platforms: Video Conferencing Instructions: Split participants into groups per the number of roles in the mystery. Provide each member the pdf for their role in murder mystery. Get each participant to read out their story, the conversation should

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Online Board Games

Below are a number of free online board games we’ve found to be quite good. These will require users to sign up, so this activity is more involved. But if you take the time to do this then there is a lot of content here. Type: Live Activity Running Time: 90 minutes Sections: Scouts, Explorers, Network Digital platforms: Video Conferencing & online board games Games Codenames Codenames is a game

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Geogussr.com – guess where you are

Get dropped in a location on google streetview, you can (virtually) walk around but be fast, there is a time limit before you must guess where in the entire world you are. Type: Live Activity, Online Challenge Running Time: 90 minutes Sections: Scouts, Explorers, Network Digital platforms: Video Conferencing & Geoguessr.com Instructions: Navigate to Geoguessr.com Select a pre-made challenge or create on limited to an area of your choice. We made one around Tonbridge,

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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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