Scout Section – International Badge

This week, we are completing a requirement of the International badge:

Find out about the World Scout Movement’s history and what it does today.  Complete a quiz in teams to see who in your Troop knows the most about the World Scout Movement and discuss what you think World Scouting could do in the future.

Preparation

  • Everyone will need access to the internet via a smartphone or tablet.

OR

  • Everyone will need pens and paper
  • The leader should visit the Kahoot quiz page in advance and ensure that they are confident in how it will work.

How to participate

This is a Quiz about the history of Scouting and Baden Powell.

It uses Kahoot- an online quiz tool that is used in lots of schools.  We have recently used it successfully at Somerset County Young Leader training camps.

 

The quiz will take approximately 30 minutes.

 

You will need to go to:

https://create.kahoot.it/share/world-scout-movement-timeline/f34cacc4-cde9-46a3-a157-a84d7ae9b3e6

 

and display the quiz by sharing your screen for the Scouts at home to see.

Each Scout needs to sign in to the quiz on their device (phone or tablet) and then answer the questions as they are displayed. Points are awarded and shown on the screen for being correct and answering quickly.

You can discuss the answers after each question or at the end.

 

Alternatively:

If you feel unable to use the digital version of the Kahoot quiz (or if your Scouts do not all have access to handheld devices to be able to participate), you can see the all questions and answers when you first open the Kahoot quiz page. You could write them down (or screen shot them) and use them more like a traditional quiz, with the Scouts each writing down their answer (from the choice of 4 given).

 

An additional challenge:

Set the Scouts an International challenge for the coming week.

Starting in London (England), they must ‘travel’ virtually from one capital city to the next capital, finding out a fact about each, until they have got all around the world and back to London.

The rules are:

  • You have 7 days to complete the challenge
  • Each subsequent capital city must be in an adjacent country (they may have water in between)
  • Write a list of your journey around the world (capital cities in order and one fact about each)
  • There is no correct order (but remember – capital cities in your list must be in adjacent countries)

 

So, for example, starting in London (fact:  Big Ben is in London).

Quick hop over the water and the next capital could be Paris (France, fact: the Eifel Tower is made out of iron).

The next capital could then be in Switzerland or Belgium or Germany (etc) but could NOT be the Netherlands, as Belgium is in between France and the Netherlands.

 

 

 

Age Range:                     Scouts

Time to Complete:         30 mins

Badge Requirements:   Scout International badge

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls