Volunteer Vacancy: Group Scout Leader (Manager)

To manage and support the Scout Group and its Leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops.

This role is perfect for anyone who is able to motivate, support and lead a team of adults.  It would suit someone who is a good planner with good time management skills as well as being able to communicate in a timely and effective way.  Scouting experience is useful but not essential.

Time Commitment: 2 hours per week

Come Dine with Me

Compete with friends for the title of… top ‘Social Distancing’ chef!

You might not have Dave Lamb’s tongue in cheek narrative but why not sit down to common meal with some friends remotely of ‘course’…


Huck up with a few friends and agree on a regular time and day that you will all gather together and what chat software you will use such as Google Hangouts, FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom.

Agree either what dish OR same ingredients OR Country you have to start with for each week and think about how many courses you will cook.


Cook your dish, record yourselves prepping various parts of the dinner and send this on a group message or on wider social media. (wear you neckerchief and shout about #ScoutingAtHome while you do!) This is sure to give the others a laugh whilst they are getting ready their own meal!

Whist it is cooking set up your tripod and log in to your chosen software.

Sit down and enjoy each others company as you share a common meal.


Talk with each other and rate appearance and ingenuity.

Keep a score board over a number of weeks to see who comes out on top.

What new kitchen skill did you have to learn this week to complete the dish?

Decide what next weeks dish, ingredients or theme might be.
Come Dine With Me wouldn’t be the same without a bit of light entertainment mid evening. Dancers, fire blowers, fancy dress have always gone down well so think what you could do to improve your score next week!

Scavenger Hunt – What 3 Words

The Explorers will solve clues and use the What 3 Words app to find 20 cities, which are all linked by a theme!


  • A pen and paper will be handy to note down the answers and clues.
  • The adult leading the activity will need to share the following hyperlink with the Explorers (maybe during an initial Zoom / video conference meeting)

The Scavenger Hunt activity has been designed by South Berkshire Explorer Scouts

Play the game:

  • The Explorers will start the hunt (at the hyperlink above) and will be required to open on their PC or the app on their phone.
  • The presentation will give them 20 Clues. They must solve each set of clues (by matching a word to the pictures shown) and put their answers together in the format – clue1.clue2.clue3
  • This will give a location for what3words. The Explorers will each input the location. By zooming out, they will be able to identify the city they are in. This is the first answer and they should write down the name of the city.
  • When they have 20 cities identified, they can work out the connection between the locations (putting the answers into order is helpful).
  • Give the Explorers a set amount of time (eg: 45 – 60 mins) to complete the game and then re-convene in another Zoom meeting to see how everyone got on!

Try the game yourself in advance, so that you can be available to give clues and hints if needed.

This is the link for the answers…… Hunt (What 3 Words) Activity

THANKS to South Berkshire Explorer Scouts for another fab activity!