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This week’s challenges are under Community.

And, scroll to the bottom of the page to check out the winner and other great entries from week 1!


Patrol Challenge: Planet Protectors

Nobody like seeing rubbish on the ground, and it’s bad for our environment. This challenge is to clean up litter from around a local area. Remeber safety, wear gloves and ask about anything you’re unsure of.

Resources Required:

  • Rubbish bags
  • Gloves

Individual Challenge #1: Rescue Art

This challenge is to create a piece of art at home using materials that would otherwise go in the bin or recycling.

Resources Required:

  • Recycling/Clean rubbish
  • Pens & pencils
  • Glue


Individual Challenge #2: The Great Not-Spring Clean

It may not be spring, but we can still clean. This challenge is to gather any clothes, shoes, accessories and maybe even toys that you no longer use and pop them in some garbage bags to donate to a charity that has a local drop off point. Make sure they are in good condition so that they can be loved by someone else for years to come!

Resources Required:

  • Garbage bags
  • Personal objects


Individual Challenge #3: Changing Minds

This challenge is to make a short video or presentation that explains an environmental or social issue you wish to raise awareness of. What can we do as Scouts and members of our community to fix the problem and minimise our impact? Be as creative as you would like.

Resources Required:

  • Camera
  • Actors/pencils & paper/online software e.g. Paint, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Computer


Individual Challenge #4: Bottle Planters

Following the instructions below, build a bottle planter.

  1. Cut your bottle in half
  2. Cut your piece of material in a strip and poke it through the hole at the top of your bottle
  3. Fill the bottom half of your bottle with 2-3 centimetres of water
  4. Turn the top half of your bottle upside down and place it into the bottom so that the t-shirt falls into the water
  5. Fill the top half with soil and whatever seeds you are planting.
  6. When the water is all gone from the bottom of your planter, pick up the top half and refill it so that the soil at the top is always moist

If you want to paint the outside of the planter, you can do so, but make sure to leave a gap in the bottom so you can see the water level

Resources Required:

  • Plastic Bottle or Old Milk Container
  • Seeds
  • Old T-Shirt, pieces of material
  • Sticky Tape
  • Scissors

NOTE: Younger participants should have the supervision

of a responsible Adult or older Youth Member


Evidence Submission:

To enter the running for this week’s individual prize, a buff from Exurbia, upload a photo of you completing one or more of the individual challenges to the JotForm. Upload a photo of your patrol attempting the patrol challenge to go in the running for the patrol prize.

Submit your evidence here



Week 1 Submissions:

Congratulations to our week 1 winner – Georgia Edwards from Mt Barker Cubs!








We got some great entries for the individual challenges








And some great entries for the Patrol Challenge too!