Camp at Home challenge
The Hampshire Camping challenge has been adapted for camping at home. To get the camping challenge badge with #campathome you simply have to ‘camp’ a certain number of nights before the end of the year.
We will also accept ‘camping’ indoors, maybe in a den you have built or a pop up tent. Sleeping in your bed doesn’t count! There will be a prize for the most interesting place.
This challenge is open to Beavers (min 3 nights), Cubs (min 6 nights), Scouts (min 9 nights), Explorers, Network and Leaders (min 12 nights). Section leaders can complete with their section (I.e. do same number of nights) if they wish.
There are some ideas for extra Scouting challenges that can do done while camping to get the badge, plus some additional ideas for virtual camps:
Here are ideas on where you can camp:
* Camp in your garden
* Hammock or bivouac
* Sleep in the bath tub
* Sleep in the under stairs cupboard
* Under a table or bed
* Set up your tent indoors without pegs
You can sign up as an individual (Explorer, Network & Leaders only) or leaders can sign up a section. Please note that virtual certificates will be presented and badges will be available for purchase for approx £2 for Beavers, Cubs & Scouts via leaders. Explorer, Network and Leaders will be provided by the County team.
Register for Camp at Home
What is the Camping` Challenge?
The aim of this challenge is for Explorer, Network Scouts and Leaders to camp for one night every month during 2020. On completion of the challenge a badge & certificate will be issued in January 2021.
- The minimum standard to get the badge is 12 nights away with a camp in at least 8 months – ideally people will camp each month.
- The challenge is open to all to be inclusive – so anyone who cannot camp may stay indoors for some or all of the nights.
- Scouts linking to Explorers may take part.
What is the 2020 Micro Adventure challenge?
The MICRO ADVENTURE challenge is the new extra challenge for 2020 – you can opt to have at least eight of your nights away as part of a micro adventure, be that a hike, canoe, swim, climb, urban challenge or whatever! A list of ideas will be compiled. You can include things such as your DofE hike in this. A prize for the most original adventure.
What is the ‘Extreme’ Camping challenge
For those who want a harder challenge there is an ‘extreme’ camping challenge – with additional challenges such as sleeping in hammocks, bivis & more! You need to complete 8 challenges to get this award.
How do I take part?
1. Register for the challenge. You can register as individuals or as a unit. Units will be able to keep a log of their members to get the badge. There will also be an award for units that camp for 12 nights over at least 8 months.
2. You need to keep a log of your camping – we will send you the link. Please also share photos on the Facebook page. .
How can I link up with others wanting to camp?
We will email you with an opportunities and post these on our Facebook page. You might be able to link with other units undertaking a camp – make sure your leader is aware if you attend another camp.
What if I can’t camp with Scouting?
Ideally camps should be with your unit or Scouting, however if this isn’t possible then you can camp with friends or in your garden to complete the camping night for the month.
What if I miss a month?
You can play a ‘wildcard’ for up to four months and undertake that night away during another month. The minimum is 12 nights away in at least 8 months. If you miss more than this, you can undertake a camp in January 2021 to make up the additional month.
Can camps count towards the CSA & QSA awards?
Yes you can count any of the nights away used for this award, as long as they are not being counted towards any other section of the award.
If you have any queries please contact the Camping Challenge team – Orlando, & George on firstname.lastname@example.org.