EXPLORER REQUIREMENTS

Welcome to Scouting at Home Award for Explorers.

Below are the requirements all of which need to be completed, they do not have to be done in any specific order and we have added some links to some of the tasks to help you.

Please feel free to send us pictures of your ongoing progress, as you work through the award. Keep us updated with how things are going and share your progress with us on social media (links at the very top of every page)

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the web site for the County Team Challenges, we will post them right through the summer. Don’t worry if some challenges are too hard, just have a go and have fun with it!

Good Luck!

SCOUTING SKILLS

ONLINE PROGRAMME
Help to organise/run an online programme for your Unit/ District.
KNOTS
Learn 8 knots from the list.
MAPS
Complete “Map Reading for Beginners”. Plot a route you would like to walk of at least 6Km and prepare a route card. May even be able to walk it once you are free!
SHOUT OUT FOR SCOUTING
Create a 20-second video or animation advertising Explorers, it could include pictures and/or words and show your favourite activities. You could work in small groups to complete this.

LINKS
Scout Badges
Knots Factsheet
Map Reading for Beginners

COMMUNITY

CARING FOR OTHERS
Write a letter or card to a local care home. Either to thank the key workers or brighten up the residents/ patients.
Parents – please follow the guidance on the link below.
CARING FOR YOUR FAMILY
Cook a meal using just 1 ring on your cooker – Just as you would on a trangia. Only using the one ring you can use 1 frying pan, 1 large saucepan & 1 medium saucepan and your kettle.
CARING FOR YOUR HOME
Help with the housework – hoovering, washing & drying dishes, polishing. Keep a diary of the chores that you have helped with.
– Make your bed every day for at least a week.
– Keep your bedroom tidy for at least a week.
– Help outside, either mowing the lawn, cleaning the car.

LINKS
Care for Care Homes – Guidance
Care homes in Cornwall

NIGHTS AWAY

DEN BUILDING
Build a den (inside or outside) and sleep a night in it.
MINI PIONEERING
Using whatever you have to hand (Sticks, breadsticks, pencils). Build a miniature version of a pioneering project (catapults, bridges, towers, etc).
CAMPFIRE SONGS
Write a new campfire skit – you can build on an existing one that you know. (Look at your favourite TV/ Film sketches)

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

THREE FOR 3
Write (or draw) three things you’re doing to look after your mental wellbeing during this challenging time and share these ideas with three other people.
FITNESS
Keep a diary or video diary of your daily exercise during Lockdown and try something new each week.
JOURNAL
Write a letter or a video to your future self, include what is the best about being at home, what you are looking forward to after Lockdown. And what will you do differently in the future after this experience?

LINKS
Three For 3

CHALLENGE

COUNTY TEAM CHALLENGES
Complete at least 5 of the County Team Challenges. The County Team will be posting some extra challenges for you all to try out, keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page.

COMPLETING THE AWARD

We have made up a simple record card to help you keep track of your progress. You can download it here – RECORD CARD.

We will shortly be creating a completion form, so once you are done you can claim your badge! Once it is available it will be added here.

ACCESSIBILITY
Should you require any of the information contained within these pages in an alternative format, or require help in adjusting the requirements for a Young Person with additional needs please contact the Programme Team.