Ebor Scouting Challenges

Below are listed 9 Challenges created by our District Activity Team for you to complete. There are some video clips explaining each of the challenges.

Challenge 1 – It’s Father’s DayChallenge 2 – Be KnottyChallenge 3 – Navigation
Challenge 4 – CommunityChallenge 5 – Shelter BuildingChallenge 6 – Art Attack
Challenge 7 – GamesChallenge 8 – Skill GameChallenge 9 – Necker Challenge

To submit your achievements, please send them to your Scout Group’s email/Facebook page.


CHALLENGE 1: Treat Someone

BEAVERS

– Make your Dad/Guardian happy.

CUBS

– Make your Dad/Guardian a cup of tea or coffee.

SCOUTS, EXPLORERS, NETWORK & LEADERS

– Make your Dad/Guardian/Family their breakfast or Sunday lunch.


CHALLENGE 2: Be Knotty

BEAVERS

– Tie a reef knot & a figure-of-eight knot

CUBS

– Tie a clove hitch, a bowline, and a necker friendship knot

SCOUTS, EXPLORERS, NETWORK & LEADERS

– Tie a double fisherman’s knot, an alpine butterfly and make a Turk’s Head knot woggle


CHALLENGE 3: Navigation

BEAVERS

– Find where your house and Scout Hall are on a map and learn ten ordnance survey map symbols

CUBS, SCOUTS, EXPLORERS, NETWORK & LEADERS

– Identify twenty Ordnance Survey map symbols. Use a digital compass app on a mobile phone and find out where North is.

– In the middle of a field make a mark on the ground, blindfold yourself. Walk twenty paces in one direction. Stop. Then walk twenty paces to the right at right angles to where you stopped. Stop. Then walk twenty paces to the right at right angles to where you stopped. Stop. Again, walk twenty paces to the right at right angles to where you stopped. Take off the blindfold. Are you at the point where you started? Now repeat using a compass if you can access one, walking on a N, then E then S and then W bearing. Is that more accurate?

– Research “What3words”. How could that be useful to if you were lost? Download the W3w App or go to W3w online and find the 3 word location for your house, Scout Hut etc. Any funny names & what is at “shot.before.large”?


CHALLENGE 4: Community

BEAVERS

– Telephone and chat to a relative you have not seen during lockdown

CUBS

– Bake some cakes, biscuits and leave for your neighbours

SCOUTS, EXPLORERS, NETWORK & LEADERS

– Following current social distancing guidelines and with a parent/guardian ask an elderly/disabled/shielding/self-isolating neighbour if they need help with shopping, gardening, or just have a chat with them.


CHALLENGE 5: Shelter Building

BEAVERS

– Make a fort or tent out of cushions or blankets

CUBS

– Make an indoor or outdoor tent you would be happy to sped the day or night in.

SCOUTS, EXPLORERS, NETWORK & LEADERS

– Make a shelter that can stand up to weather conditions. Can you secure it in case of wind, can you make it waterproof? Make it big enough to sleep in.


CHALLENGE 6: Art Attack

ALL SECTIONS

– Sculpt, pain, model, draw, photograph, or potato print your way to artistic glory! We are looking for stunning creations with a Scouting theme. Why not recreate or design badges, create blazing campfire pictures or a drawing of a Scout Leader?


CHALLENGE 7: Games

BEAVERS

– Play a card game with everyone in your house

CUBS

– Play a board game with everyone in your house

SCOUTS, EXPLORERS, NETWORK & LEADERS

– Find a great Scouts game (new to your Group), learn how to run it, write it out and send it to your leader, with a promise to run it for your Section/Patrol when we can all get back together again .


CHALLENGE 8: Skill Game

ALL SECTIONS

– Make a target practice game out of materials around, the house? A rubber duck nerf-gun shoot, paper targets and elastic bands, or a plastic bottle bowling alley? Invite your family to compete.


CHALLENGE 9: Necker Challenge

ALL SECTIONS

– Can you catch a necker without using your hands? Have someone throw it to you and try and catch it over your head, or perhaps flip it off your foot!