5 resources to help achieve the activity badges

4th July 2020
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Free resources? Yes please! A growing number of organisations have made resources for us to use to help deliver the Cub activity badges quickly and easily. Let’s take a look at 5 activity badges with great resources thanks to supporters.

Collector with Pokémon

Just think how many of our Cubs have had Pokémon cards at some point over the past few years. Hundreds if not thousands for sure. When we ask our Cubs about collections it’s quite possible they will reach for the collector cards.

Or maybe your Cubs have asked for a Pokémon evening as a recent pack forum and now you’ve got to make it happen. Look no further.

So why not try these games and activities all with a Pokémon twist to keep them engaged. Plus you can order free cards to get their collection started ahead of a meeting.

Catch ‘em all at scouts.org.uk/supporters/pokémon

Hikes Away and Nights Away with Go Outdoors

Where do we start with Go Outdoors? Well how about the discounts: 10% off for Cub Scouts and 15% off for leaders.

Plus there are booklets specifically for preparing for a hike and night away getting our Cubs to think about what they’ll need. Plus there are Make Do Share activities on exploring the countryside code, caring for our boots and a whole book on Campfire Cooking!

Grab your gear at scouts.org.uk/supporters/go-outdoors

Digital Maker with Raspberry Pi

Our Cub Scouts these days practically live on computers but do they know how it all works? This is such an important skill but you may not know how to begin or how to make them understand. Enter Raspberry Pi.

If you thought of dessert then think again. They make a small, easily codable computer (think BBC Micro but the size of a credit card) that older children often learn how to use and they’re all about teaching kids how computers work.

They’ve made a series of packs that cover every part of the Digital Maker badge with fun direction games that ground them in Scouts trademark outdoor activities. Plus there are videos to help you as well so anyone can use it.

Don’t have an internet connection? No problem because lots of activities can be done without it.

They’re here for you, no matter if you get your Scratch and micro:bits mixed up.

Connect at scouts.org.uk/supporters/raspberrypi

Scientist with RollsRoyce

It’s time to be scientists with our little green brainiacs but want to do something a bit different than Mentos and Coke? RollsRoyce have got you covered.

They’ve got a whole host of Make Do Share activities on a range of topics that all have a science theme as well as cool experiment ideas our Cubs can do at Cubs or at home.

Set the experiment in motion at scouts.org.uk/supporters/rollsroyce

Animal Carer with Pets at Home

Pets at Home’s support for the Animal Carer badge is two pronged: store visits and activities.

Cub packs can arrange for visits to Pets at Home stores to see animals and learn how to look after them so put it in the diary for when face to face Scouting resumes.

The list of activities though is not limited to one place or time. With a whole host of activities from Make Do Share ready to use there is also a whole activity book which our young people and pick up and earn. Discover it all at scouts.org.uk/supporters/petsathome


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