Scouting@Home for the Holidays

Continue your Scouting adventures over the summer holidays!

The Scouting year may have wrapped up, but Scouting@Home for the Holidays gives you the opportunity to continue the fun over the summer holiday period.

Each week, we’ll introduce a new set of five new challenges for you to complete – each based on the following Challenge Areas.

Keep posted as we unveil new challenges each week!

Keep Score

  1. Download a Score Card to keep track of your progress.
  2. Complete the challenges set out each week.
  3. When you’ve finished your challenge(s) for the week, fill in the form below to log your activities. Note - you only need to complete at least one of the challenges!
  4. You'll receive an email with a certificate and snazzy virtual badge to show your friends! 

Ready to get stuck in? Discover the challenges for this week below. The Weekly Challenge Chart will be added to the right-hand side of this page each week. 

 

Week 5 Challenge

Get that Lingo!

Communicating in a new language can be very difficult, but it’s sometimes a fun challenge we face, especially when traveling. This activity encourages you to work in a Project Patrol to learn common phrases in a different language.

Instructions

  1. Assemble your Project Patrol.
  2. Think about the steps you need to take to complete this activity. How will you get access to a language learning platform? How will you make sure everyone in your Project Patrol can be involved? What supplies will you need for this activity?
  3. Allocate a different language for each Project Patrol member.
  4. Brainstorm common phrases each Patrol member should learn. For example, ‘hello’, ‘can you help me find this?’ etc.
  5. Using a language learning platform, such as Duolingo or Google Translate, each Patrol member should learn the common phrases of their allocated language.
  6. Take a voice note of you speaking and compare it with the real phrase. How close do they sound? Keep recording to practise your new words.
  7. Gather as a Project Patrol and take turns sharing the different phrases you learned. Try to mix it up and guess what each of the phrases mean!

Reflection

How did it feel to speak in a different language and say different sounds and words? Which languages were the most difficult to speak? How did it feel to not understand what others were saying to you?

A Note on Safety...

If you are aged 18 years or under, you must have your parent's permission or supervision before you begin any activity.

As always, be sure to abide by the Scout Promise, whether engaging in online conversations through email, virtual conversations with other Scouts or on social media, and by phone.

Visit Kids Helpline for best practices on internet safety, or click here for more information on keeping safe online.

More activities to do at home

On the look out for more challenges to complete? Luckily for you, we've created an Activity Pack full of them! Check out the Activity Pack here.

We also have a library full of Weekly Challenges. Explore our archive of challenges here.