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Last Minute Halloween Activity Ideas for your Scout Meetings

Halloween is just around the corner, but it’s looking a little different this year. Take a look at some last minute ideas to make your meetings fun!

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22nd October 2020
Halloween is fast approaching, and it’s looking a little different this year. With many Scout Groups back into red level readiness for meetings, or others still socially distanced of course, things are having to be adapted.

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts look forward to Halloween all year. You might be stuck for some last minute activity changes to still make Halloween one of the most fun and exciting nights of the Scouts calendar.

Take a look at some fun Halloween activities where scouts can take part virtually from home or socially distanced within your meetings…

Play Wink Murder

Wink Murder is a great game which can be played whilst respecting social distancing regardless of however many members you’d like to include. There are a few variations of this game which you can find online to adapt to the amount of members you’ll have, but this one works best with around 10-15 members.

All players must sit in a circle (they can spread out for this) with their eyes closed to begin with. Either a Leader or non-playing Member can choose the murderer by tapping on their head once and the detective tapped twice. Everyone can open their eyes and the detective must sit in the middle of the circle, with their goal to catch the murderer as soon as possible.

The murderer must wink at other members of the circle, which then means they have to either leave the circle or lie down. This can be really entertaining, the more dramatic the players bow out.

The detective has three goes to guess the murderer correctly, if they do then they become the murderer for the next round and if not, they remain the detective.

Pumpkin Carving or Decorating

An oldie but a goodie, pumpkin carving and decorating can be done with all ages in person or at home, with the results shared virtually.

We spoke about this in last year’s Fun Halloween Activities blog, as you really can’t go wrong with a classic Halloween activity like this. Make it fun with a prize for the best one!

Top Tip: Instead of trick or treating this year, your Scouts can put their pumpkins outside their homes and be part of a Pumpkin trail around their local neighbourhood.

Allow your Scouts and Guides to unleash their creative side with some Halloween-inspired pumpkin art

Allow your Scouts and Guides to unleash their creative side with some Halloween-inspired pumpkin art

Learn about Halloween around the World

Halloween is one of the oldest international celebrations with countries all across the globe celebrating it in different ways.

In Latin America, Spain and Mexico, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a three-day celebration which takes place on November 2nd, starting on October 31st. Día de los Muertos, otherwise known as All Souls’ Day, honours the dead as it’s believed their souls return home on Halloween. The celebration can be huge, colourful and fascinating to learn about.

What other Halloween celebrations from around the World can you think of? Share them with your Scouts and turn it into a fun project!

Don’t forget to share your Halloween photos and updates on your Scout Group website for your Members to take a look at!

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