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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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.

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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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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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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Badges A-Z

Send badge ideas to Scouts each week. Type: Online Challenge Running Time: 26 Weeks! Sections: Scouts Digital platforms: n/a Instructions: Send badge ideas to Scouts each week with the proviso that it is optional given that some are being inundated with school work. The first week we sent out A for Artist. The ideas sent pick out various bits from Artist Activity badge but we tried to make it a bit

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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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Talent Competition

The members create videos of them performing (anything: Songs, playing an instrument, doing magic, telling jokes…) and upload them before the meeting. The meeting is then a talent competition with leaders acting as judges. Type: Online Challenge & Live Activity Running Time: 90 minutes + Sections: Scouts, Explorers Digital platforms: Video Conferencing & OSM Badges at Home Instructions: Use OSM’s “Badges at Home” to set up the entertainers badge for

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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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