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My Adventure Challenge Award – Beaver

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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
    • hiking
    • 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
    • climbing a tree
    • building a sandcastle or sand sculpture
  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

Every individual  who undertakes a badge should face a similar degree of challenge and as a result some requirements may need to be adapted. It is completely  acceptable to change some of the requirements of the badges to allow individuals to access the badge (for example where there are special needs, cultural issues, or religious considerations to take into account) and the requirements outlined for activity badges do allow for some flexibility in order to obtain the badge. If you would like help or advice when considering adapting the requirements of a badge please contact UK Headquarters.

Guidance for Leaders:

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

  • Cyclist
  • Explore
  • Sports

As well as the guidance below, 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 Activity 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 theForestry 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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