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My Adventure Challenge Award

Our partner BEAR Nibbles provide resources to support the My Adventure Challenge Award.

How to earn your award

  1. Try two adventurous activities. You could try:
    • archery
    • bouldering
    • zipwire or aerial runway
    • climbing
    • crate stacking
    • grass sledging
    • swimming
    • pedal go-karts.
  2. Take part in six other outside activities.You could try:
    • following a trail
    • building a den
    • having a go on an obstacle course
    • roasting marshmallows on a fire or BBQ
    • building a sculpture using sand, snow or mud
    • playing water games
    • flying a kite you have made
  3. Go on a ramble or nature walk with a purpose.
  4. Learn the Green Cross Code and show that you can cross a road safely.


Your leader will need to make sure that you know and follow the safety rules for your activity. These can be found at scouts.org.uk/a-z


Top tips

If Beavers like this challenge, why not try one of these activity badges:

Flexibility

Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility

Guidance for Leaders:

Beavers who have particularly enjoyed this challenge badge may like to try these activity badges:

Our partner BEAR Nibbles provide activity sheets and other resources to support this Award. For more information click here.

Guidance on each of the requirements can be found below, and Programmes Online contains lots of activity ideas that you could use to deliver this badge.


Try two adventurous activities
Adventurous activities are exciting, and are a core part of what Scouting offers. They can be done as part of a County or District Fun day, or a sleepover or a night for the Colony. Availability of activities depends on your local area and other leaders within the district will have suggestions on good activity providers local to you – for example Scout Adventures Centres, individual instructors, or commercial suppliers.

Adventurous activities don’t have to be expensive to be exciting. Anything which is new to your Beavers will provide an exciting challenge. You should make sure that the activities which you offer are appropriate to the ability and interests of the Beavers in your Colony.

When organising adventurous activities make sure that you know and follow the rules and safety guidance for that activity. There are rules which apply to activities led by a member of Scouting, and for activities run by external companies or people. Information and guidance on a full range of adventurous activities is available here.

Take part in six other outside activities
The examples listed are ideas for outdoor activities which could be done as part of this badge. Any activity which is based on being outside would count for this element.

Building a sandcastle or sand sculpture does not have to be done at the beach. If you have open space near your meeting place why not use this area. A good clean/sweep/mop will be needed after this activity.

Go on a ramble or nature walk with a purpose
Have a fun purpose for this walk eg. a treasure hunt, nature walk or picnic.

Beavers could go out with adults and lay trails for each other using agreed symbols. Older sections could also set out trails for the Beavers to follow. The Woodland Trust and the Forestry Commission also offer ideas for nature walks.

Know the ‘Green Cross Code’ and show that you can cross a road safely
You could link this into the preparation for requirement three, and check that Beavers know the Green Cross Code whilst on your walk. Information on the Green Cross Code is available from the Department for Transport here.

 

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