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Take Notice

Reminding yourself to ‘take notice’ can strengthen and broaden awareness. Studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances your well-being and savouring ‘the moment’ can help to reaffirm your life priorities

All of these badge requirements are suggestions and alternatives can be substituted by leaders and young people. This award is designed to be very flexible. Requirements can also be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. We’ve tried to link the requirements to other Scout badges to make it easy to build into your programme.

Beavers+

Complete ~3 Challenges

• Create a story and tell others about it – ask those listening to tell you 3 good things about your story. (Creative, Teamwork)
• Create an individual piece of art the colour of your woggle or that describes your lodge or colony. Bring it together as a large colony collage. (Creative, Teamwork)
• Say 3 good things about the collage.
• Find out about Beavers in another part of the country. What have they been doing during Covid – 19 (International)
• Look outside, can you see a plant, a tree, an animal? What helps it to grow? (Gardener, My World)
• Help your family clean the house on three occasions. (Teamwork, Personal Challenge)
• On a walk / looking out the window take in your surroundings and reflect on it with a drawing etc (My World Challenge 6)
• Listen to a story or watch a program and tell someone three things about it. (My Skills 7)
• Point out five different animals, birds, insects, or fish when you are out and about. (My Outdoors 5)
• Make some art out of leaves, bark, twigs, sand or rocks. (My Outdoors 4)
• Make something to help animals in the wild and see if it helps. (My Outdoor 6)
• Take a visit to the seashore, forest, or park, think about what you might find and tell someone what you discovered. Did you find what you expected? (Explore)
• Play Kim’s Game or Pairs to test your memory. (My Skills 7)

Cubs+

Complete ~5 Challenges

• Collect interesting objects you found on a walk and write about them (Our Skills item 2)
• Have a clear out of your toys and donate the ones you don’t use anymore to charity (Community impact)
• Learn to identify six different living things from each of two categories (twelve in total): Trees, Birds, Minibeasts and insects, Flowers (Naturalist item 1)
• Visit a natural area four times over three months and make notes of the changes in plants and wildlife. (Naturalist item 2)
• Make some art out of nature, without harming nature (Naturalist item 4a)
• Take five photographs of your local area and produce a poster, video or leaflet to advertise it (Local knowledge item 5, Photographer items 2, 4b, Our Skills item 3)
• Create two photos of the same thing, one in colour and one in black and white and compare the effects. Which you like best? (Photographer item 4a)

Scouts+

Complete ~7 Challenges

• Keep a diary showing how you spend your time and how you self-reflect. Ensure you note the positives in your life. (Writer 1f)
• Have a clear out of your toys and donate the ones you don’t use anymore to charity, (Our Skills 2)
• Carry out investigation about the plants and animals in an area of nature and tell someone, giving the sources of information. (Naturalist 3&4)
• Spend a day in nature investigating the wildlife and plants, carry out further investigation and tell someone what you found, giving the sources of information., (Naturalist 1&2)
• Try meditation or yoga for four weeks and see how you were feeling before and after each session., (Skills 1)
• Take 12 photographs, a mixture of portraits, landscapes, sport, action or time-lapse. (Photographer 1, Creative 1)
• Produce 6 black and white photographs, explain the impact black and white photos have compared with colour. (Photographer 1)
• Show you know the local area surrounding your home up to a radius of 2-5km, locating places of interest and use a street map to point these out. Show the quickest route to one of the places. (Local Knowledge 1)
• Record the weather conditions every day for two weeks and comment on the differences and how that affects nature. (Meteorologist 2)
• Show you understand why eating a sensible diet and getting enough sleep is important. (Skills 2)

Explorers, Network and Leaders

Complete ~10 Challenges

• Create something to show how you spend your time and how you self-reflect. And share with your unit. (Creative) 
• Try meditation or yoga to reflect on your day and see how it was and how you were feeling doing different parts of it (Headspace) (Physical Recreation) 
• With your family sort out your house and donate anything you don’t need or use (Fundraiser, Community impact)  
• Learn to identify six different living things from each of two categories (twelve in total): Trees, Birds, Minibeasts and insects, Flowers, (Naturalist)
• Visit a natural area four times over three months and make notes of the changes in plants and wildlife. (Naturalist)
• Take five photographs of your local area and produce a poster, video, or leaflet to advertise it