The Community Challenge Award is proudly sponsored by National Grid. The award links with the Community Zone, and encourages Scouts to find out about some aspect of their local community
Complete the activities in the two following areas. Examples are provided below but other activities can also be undertaken.
Explore one aspect of how the local community works and is organised to the benefit of its members.
The project should include some factfinding, a visit to or from a community facility or group and some form of report back.
For example: visits to see the workings of a theatre, tourist attraction, railway station, airport, local industry; chances to meet people involved in local government, charities, faith groups, interest groups; opportunities to hear about or take part in community traditions or customs, local clubs and interest groups.
Take an active part in some form of local community service totaling at least six hours. The time may be spent doing a number of different projects or by showing commitment to a single project over a longer period of time.
For example: running a fund-raising stall or game, delivering leaflets, clearing an area, gardening, collecting materials for recycling, helping with activities for younger children, moving furniture, clearing debris, painting fences, environmental projects.
Where possible the service should link in with the visit in Area 1.