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BadgeWatch: Cubs - Our Outdoor Challenge Award

Updated: Jun 18, 2019

This month we take a look at how you can achieve your Outdoor Challenge Award on your next camp away and give you ideas to help you on the way.


This particular badge is split into three parts and we've got handy tips to help you.


1. Take an active part in at least three nights away, on camps or Pack holidays.


2. While you’re away, work with other Cubs to do all of these tasks:


  • help to pitch and strike yourtent.

  • show that you know how to look after yourself and be safe at camp.

  • show that you know how to keep your tent and kit safe, tidy and secure.

  • cook a meal with your Six.

  • build a shelter big enough for two Cubs.

  • using bamboos canes, rubber bands or simple lashings complete a simple pioneering project or make a camp gadget.

  • learn and follow the Countryside Code.

  • show you know what things you need to do to look after your campsite, and that you can put them into practice.

  • show that you know how to treat mild burns, scalds, cuts or grazes and make a call to the emergency services.


3. While you’re away, do at least two of these tasks as well:

  • take part in a wide game.

  • take part in a campfire sing-along or other entertainment.

  • cook a backwoods meal.

  • build a bivouac and sleep in it.

  • care for your personal equipment while at camp.

  • using knots that you’ve learned, make a simple camp gadget, like a flagpole.


Our Handy Tips

  • Help cook something tasty like desert! S'mores always go down a treat, they're very fun to make!

  • Staying safe at camp is important, never go anywhere without your leader knowing.

  • Always keep a tidy campsite, and pick up any litter you spot.

  • If you're looking for a wide game idea, hide and seek is great to play!