1- Take part in at least one group, sectional or personal challenge - pledge to reduce single-use plastic consumption, be it straws or shampoo bottles! – take as many pledges as you like from the suggested pack list and record how you get on. Record your section/group/personal saving of this type of plastic from landfill and let us know – Prizes for the biggest savers.
2 - Take part in the "Find out More" activities from the colony/pack/troop/unit night resources (on the website) - We suggest this should be as a minimum, 1 colony night in Beaver, Cubs 2 pack nights, Scouts 2-3 troop nights, Explorers 3 or more. These will also contribute to the Global issues and environmental conservation badges. The pack also includes information about visits and trips you could take
3 - Take part in a clear up/environmental activity - Either work on a local issue, something whilst on a camp or join in with our Big Clean up weekend – we suggest that this should be at least 1 hour of Activity for Beavers, 2hours for Cubs. 4 Hours for Scouts, full day Explorers (these longer sessions can be split over of 2 days). Watch out for details of our Big Clean up weekend, and work with the canal and Riverside Trust.
4 - Take part in at least one Campaign about the issues - (Follow guideline on community impact badge for age specifications) - find out about an issues and take some action this could be for example to set up a recycling scheme in the scout hut, write a letter to MPs about the issues - adopt an animal and find out about it and risks, Take part in the international Earth Hour event . Watch this space for the countywide Tetracycle campaign
5 - Tell someone all about it - Get your story out and tell your local community what you are doing about the issue. This could be part of the Explorer/Scout Media Badge – Prizes for the most media hits through the campaign and report back to us at country all your hard work over the year.