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The Great Indoors Weekender

From graduations to trips with friends, young people have missed out on all kinds of things this year. We think they deserve something really special – something for Scouts and non-Scouts, all around the globe – so we’re holding (cue big, boomy voice) The Great Indoors Weekender! Join the UK’s biggest digital summer camp from your living room (or garden, anywhere at home – it’s up to you) on 11–12 July. With surprise celebrity guests, cooking, crafts, music and more, young people (6+) will get the chance to have fun while learning skills like giving stuff a go, thinking for themselves, and playing their part. Get involved. Build a base camp (whether it’s a tent under the stars or a […]

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Gilwell 24 – #TGIWeekender

This weekend would have been the action packed Gilwell 24 weekend – 24 hours of non stop adventure. This year as part of The Great Indoors Weekender, it’s moving online. Here’s the key times for #Gilwell24 and #TGIWeekender starting at lunchtime on Saturday. Make sure you’re following @gilwell24 on Instagram and Twitter and stay tuned for more information over the next couple of days.

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The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors Badge Scouts has been going since 1907 because we’ve learnt to adapt to all that happens around us. Whilst we are not meeting in person, you have a chance to earn a new badge by completing a number of activities. Practical skills – A flair for hot air You will need Sticky tape Cardboard tube Black bin bag Hairdryer The fun bit Tie the bag handles together so that only a small opening remains and tuck the handles inside so they’re not loose. Slide the cardboard tube into the bag opening. (This will make it easier to fill the bags with air, and will also reduce the risk of the bags melting (see safety advice above)) One […]

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Fundays 2020

Fundays is a fun activity day where thousands of Beavers and Cubs head to Gilwell Park for the day to participate in lots of different fun activities. This year, they are moving it online. Join them the weekend of the 13th & 14th June over at www.facebook.com/fundaysuk They’ll be sharing lots of content over the weekend, from 10:00 – 20:30 on Saturday and 10:00 – 19:30 on Sunday. There’ll be lots of activities for Beavers and Cubs to keep boredom at bay whilst at home. The highlight of the weekend will be their live online campfire on Saturday – streaming straight to this page from about 19:10, with the campfire from about 19:30 – 20:15. Don’t worry if you haven’t […]

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Cubs Gardener Badge

Earn your Gardener Badge from home There are 5 sections to earn your badge​ Section 1 Choose 6 fruits or vegetables and explain what the best season is for each one and when is the right time to plant and pick. Use the chart below to record your findings (You can print this page) Fruit/Vegetable Time to plant Time to pick Section 2 Learn the correct tools for the correct job. Using the information below decide what tools you would need for the jobs on the following page (you can either print the table and write the tools in or print the pictures and labels to put in the table) Hand Forks are used to turn the soil and lift […]

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05/11/2020: Following the change in readiness level by The Scouts, we are now back at at RED. There will be no face to face meetings until January 2021 at the earliest. Please visit our Getting everyone back together safely page for more details.