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Badges at Home: Beavers Experiment Activity Badge

Every two weeks, we’ll be looking at badges your Beavers, Cubs and Scouts can complete at home during Lockdown. Here’s our second instalment, for your Beavers!

03rd July 2020
Adult Volunteers are working hard across the country to try and maintain some normality, through online and virtual Scouting. We’ve recently been looking at how you can continue Scouting activities whilst face-to-face meetings are suspended due to Covid-19.

To help with virtual programme planning, we’ve begun a fortnightly series with the spotlight on different badges that can be completed from home. This week, we’re looking at: Beavers Experiment Activity Badge.

Last time, we discussed the Scouts Astronautics Activity Badge. So keeping in with the science theme, your Beavers might be interested in carrying out some fun experiments.

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Your Beavers can get hands-on with some fun science experiments and earn this Beavers Badge!

All of the required activities to complete the Beavers Experiment Activity Badge can be carried out from home with the help of parents or carers, and are perfect for engaging young minds & keeping them busy during these unprecedented times. There is the option to choose from a list of experiments and those like “growing cress” are great for a long-term project with a visible end result which will allow you to appreciate their hard work.

Three of the following experiments need to be completed in order for the Beaver to earn their Badge, and each can be adapted to be completed from home:

  • White light spinners – You can find tips for this activity here.
  • Magnet tricks – Find out how you can take part in this experiment here.
  • Making a ketchup packet sink – Now that the fast food restaurants are open again, if you’ve got a couple of ketchup packets lying around from a Burger King or KFC meal you will be able have a go at this one. You can find more information here.
  • Sensory bottles – You can find instructions on how to complete this activity using common household items here.
  • Volcano eruption – This one could get messy, but can have a tasty end result which your Beavers will love! Find out more here.
  • Making slime – Popular with the young ones, take a look at the information from The Scouts for this activity here.
  • Growing cress – Many young people of Beavers age may have missed out on completing this activity during the school year. Have a go by following tips from The Scouts here.
  • Rainbow flowers – Read more about this experiment here.

You can find more inspiration for your Beavers, Cubs and Scouts during Lockdown with The Scouts’ The Great Indoors resources.