Home Scouting

1st Burton-in-Wirral: Home Scouting

At 1st Burton-in-Wirral Scout Group we are making efforts to support our young people during the COVID-19 Lockdown, and beyond.

Please find below a list of activities completed and additional links which you can do/follow at home. Please feel free to share.

1st Burton Cubs on Tour… at Home

During the Lockdown, the Cubs at 1st Burton have been receiving a link to a virtual tour experience on a weekly basis as part of their programme. Please find below a link to the experiences the Cubs have been provided so far.

Week 1:  The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Week 2: Access Mars: A WebVR Experience

Week 3: The British Museum

Week 4: Walt Disney World Resort (Including virtual rides: Virtual Disneyland Rides )

Week 5: The Roald Dahl Museum

Week 6, Part 1: The RAF Museum

Week 6, Part 2: National Museum of the United States Air Force

Week 7: New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

Week 8: Royal Greenwich Observatory



The 1st Burton Cubs have also been busy completing an eclectic range of tasks, inspired by the hit comedy show Taskmaster. Please feel free to complete them at your own leisure.


Task 1: Make the tallest tower of books (only books can be use to build and support the tower).

Task 2: Throw a piece of A4 paper into a bin in the most spectacular way.

Task 3: Create the best dancing Easter bunny.

Task 4: Create the most exotic sandwich. Eat as much of the sandwich as possible.

Task 5: Design and demonstrate a brand new handshake.

Task 6: Colour the best rainbow while blindfolded.

Task 7: Make a happy headline out of newspaper cuttings.

Task 8: Drop an egg from the highest height without it cracking (you can use whatever else you want to help).

Task 9: Make a cheese of ham sandwich out of your weekly WW2 rations. Consider how much you have left.

Task 10: Create a completely new word and use your word in a sentence.

Task 11: Throw a teabag into a mug from the furthest distance possible (you can manipulate the teabag in whatever way you think best).

Task 12: Eat a dried Weetabix as fast as possible.

Task 13: Make an indoor fort.

Task 14: Build the most identifiable monument or landmark from edible ingredients.

Task 15: Eat as many chocolate buttons (or similar equivalent) as possible using chopsticks in 90 seconds.

Task 16: Create a piece of art using 1 square of toilet paper.

Task 17: Climb through 1 sheet of A4 paper.

Task 18: Camouflage yourself in your home or garden. Stay hidden, then come out and surprise us.

Further Links

Please find below a range of links to activities that can keep young people stimulated at home.

Animated Knots is a great website for learning how to do knots. Why not practice with strawberry laces?!: https://www.animatedknots.com

Science Bob has a range of experiments which can be tried at home: https://sciencebob.com

Heathrow Airport has a range of challenges, including designing a terminal:


The Smallpeice Trust has a range of STEM activities: https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/engineering-at-home

Chester Zoo: https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/resources/

London Transport Museum: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/learning

RNLI: https://rnli.org/youth-education/education-resources

Ordnance Survey’s Mapzone offers activities including map skills:


Woodland Trust has some nature-themed activities:


This link has a guide on how to make Anime: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-an-Anime

BBC Sounds (Login required) has a range of podcasts to entertain and educate; including ‘Homeschool History’ hosted by Greg Jenner and ‘Scotland’s Animals’:


Why not learn a language with Duolingo

You can also have a theatre experience:

And, of course, the Scout Association has loads of activities:


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls