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E R I H S E CH LLENGE CHA2 201

Leaders Handbook CHESHIRE

SCOUTS

Group name: Leader:


IRE CHESHE 2 1 0 2 E G N CHALL

The Cheshire Challenge 2012 is an exciting opportunity for every section in Scouting from Beaver Scouts to Scout Active Support to gain a special badge in 2012. Each month is themed and linked to the balanced programme. Sections are invited to undertake one Challenge per month. Every challenge is designed to get sections working together, the more sections you involve, the more points you’ll get. As you gain points you’ll be able to gain the Bronze, Silver and Gold badges, which make up the Cheshire Challenge 2012 award.

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Challenge awards & Activity badges We’ve highlighted some challenge awards & activity badges that could be incorporated into the programme.

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100 points

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Details about where to get your badges are on cheshirescouts.org.uk

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5-6 sections working together

300 points ES

3-4 sections working together

points - 10 points - 20 points - 60 points

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Points

GOLD

THE CHESHIRE CHALLENGE 2012

BRONZE

SILVER

THE CHESHIRE CHALLENGE 2012

Activity Badge

Challenge badge

I do hope that your section working with your Group and District will take up the Cheshire Challenge in 2012 and succeed. You can get help and support from your District (contact your ADC or DC) and County Teams (contact your ACC’s or CC). Cheshire Challenge is designed to get everybody working together; its aim is to help deliver the message from Bear Grylls, Chief Scout, that every young person has the right to adventure. Go for it and have an action packed fun year! Graham Phillips County Commissioner


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Creative Astronomer Astronautics

Spa

ce Hold a spa ce theme night with another se ction. Com e in alien astronaut or fancy dress . Make rock ets and le arn abo the stars a nd planets ut .

Scientist Meteorologist

Weather

Work with other sections on the weather. One looking at recording local weather, another looking at international weather, etc. Bring all the research together to video a weather programme.

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Jodrell Bank?

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Visit an airport/air base or arrange a visit from a Pilo t to learn more about planes/tra vel. Arrange for a flight experie nce, either Simulator, Micro-ligh ting or Gliding.

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*Note, if running a helium Balloon race permission may be required from local authorities.

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Produce a song or sketch about why you’re in Scouting. You could tie this in to a Gang Show or record it as a YouTube video or MP3..

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Fitness

Hike planning

Hikes Away Physical Recreation

Sponsored Walk

Hold a sponsored walk for Sport Relief, involve as many sections as possible covering as many miles as you can

Have a night(s) where you pack a rucksack, put up hike tents and learn about map reading, compass work and how to care for your hiking boots.

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APRIL

Community

GO GREEN

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t Many Cheshire vil lages have a Rose or May Qu een carnival. Why not get pe rmission to do a float in the parade and showcase Scoutin g. Make the decoration of yo ur float from recycled materia ls! Get your Group building, decorating and participating to gether

Send yo ur webtea pi ctures to m@chesh ires cou ts.org.u k ve ati Cre

Need some gui dance? www.bb c. co .uk/gardenin g/ di gin

Grow your own

Is there an area ne ar your HQ that you could tur n in to a mini allotment? Or at ho me? Start now preparing the ground and looking into wh at you could grow. Link wi th another section.

Outdoor

Smallholder

Trash

ther One man’s trash is ano es this do at Wh re! asu tre man’s ke ma you can mean? What being from things that are thrown away?

Global


MAY

DOO T U O T A E R TH E G Ni ghts

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Outdoor Global

night a you try out Hold a s where f camping section o t styles n re ies e.g. fe dif r countr rts, etc. e th o from ees, yu cks, tep hammo

Track & Trail

Hold a tracking/trailing evening, then build dens and bivis, you could even sleep in your finished article.

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Survival

Hold a survival weekend with as many sections as possible, include activities such as tracking and trailing, pond dipping, orienteering & backwoods cooking.

Nights Away Camper Survival Skills

Backwoods Cooking

With anothe r section have an evening cook ing over an op en fire, try cook ing something adventurous like rabbit or trout as well as traditional backwoods sn acks.

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Outdoor

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JUNE

DIAMON

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Heritage Outdoor

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King of the cast

le With another sectio n visit one of Cheshire’s beau tiful castles such as Beeston. Hold a themed wi

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Hold a Jubilee Se with regal race competition, carriages.

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Outdoor Creative Pioneering

Gold Mining

Learn about Diamo nd and Gold mining, and the global issues surrounding its mining in countries such as Sie rra Leone. You could go pann ing for Gold, or visit the Blue Joh n Cavern.

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JULY

OLYMPICS

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Opening ceremon y Hold an Olym

pics night with an Opening Ceremon y and Podium finish. Beaver Scouts could have blindfold games an d national costumes/flags of the UK. Cub Scouts could have three-le gged games and make Olympic cro wns and rings. Scouts and Explorer Scouts could make Olympic tor ches.

Race

Fitne Outd ss oors

Hold an Olympic rel ay race between two sectio ns. Beaver Scouts and Cub Sco uts could do this at a local sports tra ck. Scouts, Explorer Sco uts or Scout Network taking pa rt in the Sun Run or Malvern Ch allenge could take their Olympic torches there.

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Athletics Club

Visit a local athlet ics club or track and hold your own Sports evening. Or invite down a local athlet e or sports physiotherapist.

Olympic Run

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With other sections, hold a Olympic themed Mo nopoly Run in your local tow n/ village. Don’t forge t to hold a presentation of me dals for your winners.

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AUGUST FLAT CAT

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Cat on tour

For this month you’ll find an insert poster of Cheshire the Cat, copy this for all of your young people. They’ll need to decorate it and take it with them wherever they go during the Summer. Hold a competition in your Colony, Pack, Troop, Unit or Group for the best journal story complete with photographs of where they’ve been and what they’ve done. 60 points for everyone taking part in this.


R E B M E T P SE SE I W R E T A W

Swimmer Com

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Water Games

With another sectio n, hold a games evening ou tdoors involving water i.e. water roc kets, water races, leaky tube etc .

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Water safety

Duck race

With as many sectio ns as possible hold a Du ck Race either for a local cause or Water Aid/Lubwe Zambia Fund.

safety and Learn about water evening or n oo ern aft have an oes or can ng on the water usi ’s canals. ire esh Ch on p tri take a

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Outdo or

Community

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OCTOBTEHRE WORLD IN 31 A RO U N D DAYS

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ther se ing int With o ent by divid bout a s e r more a ds etc. and p n r a le to foo teams dress, faith, ’s y r count

Food of the world

With another sectio n, host an International co oking competition, like Re ady Steady Cook, but each tea m having a different country.

Chef

Global Creative

HELP

Interpr eter

Global Promise

Language

r rases in anothe Learn some ph e Scout th ng di clu in , language not invite a promise. Why lp her along to he language teac you.

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Global Community

HELP

JOTA & JOTI

With other sections join in the events for Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) and Jambo ree On The Internet (JOTI).


R E B M E V NO HOICE C S E I T I R A H C

Need Childrenildin ren in Need

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HELP

Commu nity

HELP

Charity begins at home Is th

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ere a local char ity that could benefit from your help? It doesn’ t have to be al l about raising money – dona te something far more valuable – your time!

HELP Com

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Poppy ap

peal Can you he lp with Popp y selling? Or could you he lp at a local senior citizens cent re – listen to so me of the st ories first hand fr om the vete rans.

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R E B M E C DE AS M I T ’ S C H R I ST

Creative Promise My Faith World Fait h Faith Part ne

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Panto

y , Nativit a panto r st e o h th o r h an Visit o rvice wit se l ro a c or section.

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Craft

Have a craft evening with other sections, with activi ties such as writing snowflake prayers for a tree, making Chris tmas gifts for those less fortunate , looking at the history of the Christingle.

Alternative Christmas with as

Creativ e Promis e

party Have a Christmas ssible, with po as ns tio sec ny ma feast of St. d an s me ga Christmas different ing eth Nicholas. For som er BBQ mm Su a ve ha t no why der) (Christmas Down Un

World Faith Faith Partnership

Creativ e

Outdoor Adventure

Christmas trip

Visit Christmas ma rkets, a Snow Dome/Ski Slope, Ice Rink, or hold a Santa Dash.


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