Basking Sharks

Somerset County Scouts have signed up for The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild (June 2020). Follow the link below to find the 30 Days Wild Activity Pack. We particularly like the ‘random acts of wildness’ ideas!



Also – every Wednesday at 10am there is fantastic, brand-new video content uploaded onto their Wildlife Watch YouTube Channel.  From activities to do, to cool wildlife facts – there’s plenty to keep all sections busy with loads of super programme ideas.


There are a large number of videos already available and we have suggested one activity for this week’s South West Region Cub Scouts #ScoutingAtHome activity – ‘How to make a Bottle Basking Shark’.  Send your Pack members the link in advance so that they can watch the video, and ask them to collect the materials needed. Then make the sharks all together via a Zoom (or similar) meeting.  Alternatively, set your Cubs the challenge to make the shark with an adult at home, and have a short Zoom meeting to ‘show and tell’ their results!

The link for ‘How to make a Bottle Basking Shark’ is below.



Making a recycled bottle basking shark can contribute towards the following badges:

  • Our Skills Challenge
  • Environmental Conservation Activity 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