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 2: Access Mars: A WebVR Experience
Week 3: The British Museum
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 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.
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
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:
- The National Theatre are showing free full length productions of their best shows every Thursday at 7pm: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw
- Andrew Lloyd Webber is streaming a new musical each week (usually on Fridays) on You Tube, free to watch. Go to the following channel: The Show Must Go On
- Cirque du Soleil are streaming 60 minute specials of their shows on their YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/cirquedusoleil
And, of course, the Scout Association has loads of activities: