All challenges can be put towards your regular Challenge Badges, however you can also earn the Hampshire Scouts Challenge Master Badge too!
Please sign up to the challenges so we know you are taking part and we would love to see what you get up to. Please send us your sign up, photos and videos to [email protected].
Challenges: all 10 points
Hold a Virtual Camp: 25 points
Let’s get out and camp if you can in your gardens, find a tent (borrow one if you need to) and pitch it in your garden, rope in your brothers and sisters if you have them or parents can help too. If you don’t have an outside space to camp then create a really great den somewhere in your house and sleep in that. Take some photos to share with your leaders.
If you can cook outside have a go at making a meal for your family, this could be on a fire pit or a BBQ but you will need an adult to support. Think about the kinds of meals you might have had on previous camps.
Remember to take lots of photos and show your leaders what you manage to achieve, even if you just try beans and camp doughnuts it is having a go that will be the challenge!
(Variation create a ‘backwoods camp’ at home.)
Badges: Outdoor Challenge plus others
Create a Painted Rock Trail: 15 points
Lots of you will have seen painted rocks when you are out and about on walks and bike rides. Why not think of a theme for some designs, then paint some of your own small pebbles with your designs and create a local trail that local families can follow at the weekend, or they can just go out and collect.
You could even add a ‘Fleur de Lis’ on the back so some might recognise that a scout made it.
Badges: Outdoor challenge
How about a Gardening adventure: 20 points
Now the weather is warming up how about growing some fruit/vegetables in a pot/on a windowsill? Keep a diary and write down how long does it take to see a new shoot; grow a set of leaves; fruit/flower? What do the plants need to do well, how will you ensure they have the best chance to grow well? Think about where these foods come from that you buy in the supermarket and when are they seasonal in the UK? Can you work out the food miles if they were bought from overseas.
Badge: Adventure Challenge
Lockdown Expedition Challenge: 25 points
Using Google Maps or an atlas plan a journey around the world in 80 stops, where would you like to visit? Would it be easy to get there?
Maybe you would like to go Pole to Pole or maybe a trek taking in the darkest African jungle would be your idea of adventure Or perhaps you would sail via the islands of the globe to hop around the world or scale some of the highest mountains!
Log how you would travel there in a self-made diary and write an imaginary diary of your adventures with pictures and other ‘souvenirs’ collected along the way. You could even add bits from any travels you have had in the past!
Badges: Expedition challenge
Wildlife Safari Challenge: 20 points
We can’t go to the Rainforest of Brazil or the savannah in Africa but there is a safari that you can have on your own doorstep.
As spring starts to emerge keep a log of the wildlife, animals and plants, that you start to see around you. See if there are any changes in the plants and animals that you see over a month or two?
Think about why you are seeing them now and how their life has been impacted over the last year. Do you think there are more or less spiders, butterflies or daisies this year?
Make a creative collage, painting, drawing or video of what you see and show it to your leaders to earn 20 points for the Challenge Master badge.
Badges: Outdoor challenge
Astronomy Adventure Challenge: 20 points
Hopefully the weather will be improving with lots more chances to see the night sky.
Look up and draw or photograph some of the constellations you can see. Plot the changes in the night sky over a month or two.
Pick out specific ones to see how they move in the sky. How many constellations can you name?
What else can you see in the sky? How many satellites can you see speeding around the world. Find out about what these satellites are for.
Present your findings with a piece of art, video or journal. Show these to your leaders and you could also talk to your group about what you have discovered.
Badges: Outdoor challenge
Hike Adventure Challenge: 20 points
Plan and draw out a figure of 8 hike in your local area. Each part to take roughly an hour or more. Think of interesting landmarks that will mean you know you are on the right track!
Write a list of the equipment you would take with you if you were hiking in the countryside, tell us why you would want to take it, this can be written or you could make a video.
Whilst on your hike look out for things you haven’t noticed before, take a photo or note them down. Think about what season it is and what signs you can see around you in nature that tell you that it is whichever season.
Put together your evidence and show your leaders.
Badges: Outdoor & Adventure challenges
Exercise Class Challenge for your Group: 20 points
Find a local Pilates, yoga or personal trainer to run a couple of sessions for your group. Many of you might not have tried this sort of activity and this could become a new hobby!
If you want to do this on your own find an online video that you can follow in the living room or in the garden, get your sisters and brothers to join you, there might be some actions to do together.
Take a few photos to show your leaders and have fun!
Badges: Adventure challenge
Other smaller challenges: all 10 points