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Bishop's Stortford Scouts hone their skills to win special home badge

Youngsters across Bishop's Stortford have learned new skills to win a specially designed Scouting at Home 2020 Badge.

The award was the brainchild of Paula Mothersole, one of the Raleigh Beaver leaders of the 1st Thorley (St James) Scout group.

After the Government introduced lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus, the Scouting Association followed suit, ceasing all face-to-face meeting for members.

Paula said: "The idea was to keep Scouting alive while we can't meet in person and give our young people a challenge, to motivate them and complete some badge work, whilst developing new skills and helping our community."

She and other volunteer leaders worked together to produce a range of challenges that were deliberately open-ended in order to be accessible to as many youngsters as possible, from Beavers to Scouts.

She said: "The badge has proved really popular with our members and it's been great to see the many amazing photos of our young people completing elements of the badge which they have submitted via our online badge system."

Scouting from Home badge (34953353)
Scouting from Home badge (34953353)

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