The Great Indoors Weekender 2020

Welcome to The Great Indoors Weekender 2020!

The UK Scout Association are organising a Virtual Camp, taking place over the 11th and 12th July 2020. Our Scout Leaders will then be running several other activities alongside these for our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers!

The timetable for the weekend is listed below. Remember the only activity that you need to do to earn the badge is to sleep in your garden or indoor den – you can join in with as many of the other activities as you like!

You will find activity cards for each of the activities below which will explain how to complete it and suggests some possible adjustments if you don’t have all of the resources that you might need.

If it is an national activity, being run by The Scout Association, you will find the links to connect to their events on here. If the activity is a local one, being run by our Leaders, you will receive the link to join our Zoom meetings 15 minutes before the session.

Our team is available to help you, should you have any questions about how to complete an activity. You can either e-mail us here or contact us via ‘Badges at Home’ in Online Scout Manager.

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TimeActivitySectionLink to JoinDownload
1100Introduction to Weekend (1st Harwell)AllZoom Link
1200Welcome from Chief Scout, Bear Grylls (National)All

Welcome from Chief Scout, Bear Grylls

1230Set up camp & Build a den with Ed Stafford (National)AllBeavers & Cubs
Scouts & Explorers

Ways to put up a hammock with Scout Ambassador, Ed Stafford

You’ve seen how you can put up a hammock, now have a go at building your camp or den for tonight!

Don’t forget to upload photos of you building your camp to OSM!

1400Group Activities (1st Harwell)AllZoom LinkBeavers & Cubs
Scouts & Explorers
1500Top 10 tips for Nights Away (National)All

Top 10 tips for Nights Away with Scout Ambassador, Dwayne Fields

1530Free time to continue with Group Activities (1st Harwell)All
1700GongFu Cha (or KungFu Tea) – Tea Ceremony Activity (National)AllMore Information

GongFu Cha (or KungFu Tea) Ceremony

The GongFu Cha (or KungFu Tea) ceremony comes from Tibet, Nepal, and China. It dates back over 3,000 years, which makes it the oldest form of tea ceremony in the world, and remains largely unchanged.

The aim of the GongFu Cha is to create a quiet, reflective space which is religiously neutral but spiritually engaging. There aren’t strict rules: you could discuss the flavour and type of tea or ask and reflect on life’s big questions.

1830Let’s get cooking with Scout Adventures (National)AllCampfire Cookbook

Campfire Calzones

Chocolate orange brownie

1930Virtual Campfire with Scout Adventures (National)All

Virtual Campfire

1955Bedtime Story and Goodnight (National + 1st Harwell)Beavers and CubsZoom LinkBeavers & Cubs

Kidnap on the California Comet, by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman (Read by Sam Sedgman)

2000Games (1st Harwell)Scouts and ExplorersZoom LinkScouts & Explorers
2100Space Exploration with Tim Peake and Stargazing (1st Harwell + National)Scouts and ExplorersZoom Link

Tim Peake, Scout Ambassador

Astronomy with our Group Chair, Robin Glover

2200Night Light Photography (1st Harwell)ScoutsZoom LinkScouts & Explorers

Light Photography Guide from Thomas

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TimeActivitySectionLink to JoinDownload
0800Recipes to reduce food waste (National)AllMore Information
0830Keep yourself well with Megan Hine and Yoga Session (National + 1st Harwell)AllZoom Link

Wellbeing Tips with Scout Ambassador, Meg Hine

Calypso the Flamingo with Cosmic Kids Yoga

0945Toilet Duty (1st Harwell)AllActivity Sheet
Loo Duty Checklist
1000Group Activities + Event Close (1st Harwell)AllZoom LinkActivity Sheet
Beetle Drive Card
Where would you go?

Scouts! The Musical

Closing Thoughts from Chief Scout, Bear Grylls

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Need some help?

Got a question about an activity? Not sure if you how you can adapt a certain challenge? No problem, either fill out the form below, or send us a message through the ‘Badges at Home’ feature on Online Scout Manager and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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