Scouts at home

Updated: 20/04/2020

Social Media/ Internet 
Scouts to create an infographic on ‘How to use social media or the internet in a creative and safe way’. This can be hand drawn or created on a computer. Scouts should aim the infographic on a specific social media channel or internet use (for example vlogging or snapchat). Scouts will need to upload the infographic (or photo of it) to OSM or email us by 7 pm Sunday 3rd May.
And where possible join the relevant video call to share and discuss their infographic with other Scouts. 
   Phantom – Tuesday 5th May, 7.30 pm
   Ghost – Wednesday 6th May, 7.30 pm
The video call will be hosted using Microsoft Teams, a link will be sent to those that have submitted their infographic in OSM or by email ONLY. You do not require a Microsoft account to join the call or need to install any software as the call be join via a web browser (Edge or Chrome is recommended).
Whilst there will be two leaders on the video call we ask that parents be present within the same room for the duration of the call (45 mins max.). Please ensure you are located in a family space (kitchen, dining room, etc) – NOT bedrooms. 
Scouts will need to join the call using a devise with a microphone and camera built in or attached. Most smart phones, tablets and laptops have these built in, but it’s worth checking before joining the call. 
This activity counts towards the Scout Creative Challenge (requirement 5 – social media/internet).

Raise a smile
We are asking all Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to draw a picture, write a poem, or short letter and send it to Bubbles (beaver leader) at the address sent in email (20th April).
Bubbles will then send them to two local nursing homes. The pictures/ letters will be shared with residents and displayed in their windows helping to raise a smile or two during these challenging times. 
If we get lots, we’ll also send some to Chichester fire station and police station. 
Email us a photo/ upload to OSM and this will count towards the Scout Creative Challenge (requirement 1 – creative activity).
Please ensure your child only writes their ‘first name’ and ‘1st Barnham Scouts’ on their picture/letter.
We are happy for siblings to join in with this, but once again only first names and age should be included in the picture/ letter.

Drugs, Smoking and Alcohol Awareness
Complete the three tasks explained in this document, then submit your answers.
This counts towards the Skills Challenge Award (Part 3 – Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol.

Jamboree on the Internet
Take part in his weekend’s (3rd to 5th April) special edition of Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI).
To complete the activity, Scouts and parents will need read the Be Safe Online section of the JOTI website.
After you have read this, explore the JOTI campsite and speak to at least one scout from a different country. You should find out about a scouting activity from a different country or find out something different about scouting in that country. Tell us about who you spoke to and what you found out in evidence. Scouts should also let us know as part of the evidence the name of the adult who did this with them.
This will count towards the World Challenge Award (Part 6 – Other country).

Five Skills
Learn and use at least five of these skills:
– Mend or customise an item of clothing.
– Cook and serve a two-course meal, for at least four people.
– Fix a puncture or a dropped chain on a bike.
– Wash up after a meal, making sure everything is clean and dry.
– Use a washing machine to wash a load of clothes.
– Iron your uniform shirt.
– Change a light bulb, in a ceiling light.
– Set a heating timer and thermostat as needed for the time of year.
– Clean a toilet, hob or oven.
– Do another similar home skill.
This activity counts towards the Scouts Skills Challenge.

To foldly go
The instructions for this activity can be found here.
This activity counts towards the Scouts Creative Challenge.