The GLMW 20in20 Challenge is a programme challenge for every member of the County to try in 2020. Complete 20 challenges from the list below and gain yourself the 20in20 badge.
The GLMW 20in20 Challenge
Develop your skills – Achieve awards – Join in with others
The idea for this challenge badge came from a suggestion by a Cub when completing a postcard to the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls. They challenged him to set 20 challenges to be completed in the year 2020. We were inspired to set this challenge up for the County in a way that would enable everyone to take part.
We have set up 20 Challenge categories for you to complete. 18 of them are in core challenge areas or themes with an additional 2 from 4 that you can select for yourself.
As you complete each challenge, get it recorded on your very own record card, validated by your section leader. Alternatively, you can track your achievement in OSM where we have set up the Challenge award for the County.
Completing 20in20 While we are in Lockdown
Although the suspension of face-to-face Scouting has brought some additional challenges to us all, this will not stop us completing and participating in our Scouting activities! The 20in20 Challenge is a really flexible award that enables many variations of each of the challenges. We have put together this ‘Coronavirus Lockdown Version’ of 20in20 to help keep everyone in touch with ideas for completing as many of the challenges and participating in Scouting from home. We hope that you enjoy still being able to complete the 20in20 Challenge.
Monitoring 20in20 in OSM
To add the 20in20 Challenge Badge to OSM for your Section:
- Open OSM
- Go to your Section if you have access to more than one
- Go to badges then Challenges
- Click on Add Badges and in the search box type GLMW
- You will be presented with a badge option that has the GLMW logo and 20 in 20
- Click on Add Badge to my Challenge area.
It works just the same as any other badge and can be populated from the programme and register as well.
Taking the 20in20 Challenge will bring Top Awards to every section in the County’
Each challenge category has flexibility in how you achieve it. We’ve listed some ideas for how you could do it in each of the sections – Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. But, if you want to take a different approach in any of the categories, then let us know and we can help you get to the right level of challenge.
Leaders, Network and other adults in the County can also take part and we have set up a challenge list for you too so don’t wait to be asked… just get involved.
The 18 Core Challenge Categories
|Challenge Category||Examples for Beavers||Examples for Cubs||Examples for Scouts||Examples for Explorers/ Young Leaders|
|1||Camping||Camp overnight in a tent||Camp for 2 nights in a tent||Camp overnight not in a tent||Camp overnight off the ground|
|2||Campfires & Cooking||Cook on a campfire||Light a fire & Cook something on it||Cook a 3 course meal for your leaders on a campfire||Cook a meal off the ground|
|3||Hiking||Go on a 2 mile/3.5km hike||Go on a 5 mile/8km hike||Go on a 10 mile/ 16km hike||Go on an expedition of 30km|
|4||Climbing or Getting Higher||Climb 20m (could be 2 x 10m climbs)||Climb 50m (Could be up a hill)||Climb 100m (Could be in a tall building)||Climb a total height of 500m|
|5||Knots & Lashings||Tie a reef knot||Tie 5 knots||Tie 10 different knots in 20 minutes||Tie 20 different knots in 20 minutes|
|6||Water Sports||Try a paddle sport||Canoe or kayak across a lake||Try sailing or paddleboarding||Sail or paddleboard across a lake or race a dragonboat|
|7||District Events||Join in a District/County Beaver event||Take part in a District/County Cub event||Take part in a District/County Scout event||Take part in an event with other groups of Explorers/Young Leaders|
|8||Going Wild||Build a den||Build a bivouac||Build a den using pioneering skills||Make an entrance archway for an event using pioneering skills|
|9||Adventurous Activities||Try an adventurous activity||Try another adventurous activity||Try an adventurous activity you haven’t done before||Try an adventurous activity you haven’t done before|
|10||Safety Online||Learn to be safe online||Take part in an activity to show you know how to be safe online||Devise a code of conduct about safety on social media||Help someone to understand and use IT/social media|
|11||Getting to Know Your Community||Meet someone outside Scouting who serves the local community||Meet someone outside Scouting who serves the local community||Meet someone who serves the local community (MP, Assembly member, Mayor or councillor)||Identify a local issue and attend a local ward or council forum to talk about the problem and possible solutions|
|12||Making Choices Together||Take part in a log chew||Take part in a pack forum||Take part in a troop forum||Take part in a unit forum|
|13||Team Building||Do a team building activity||Do a team building challenge||Do a team building challenge||Do a team building challenge|
|14||Going Outside||Do an outside activity||Try a new outside activity||Try a new outside activity||Try a new outside activity|
|15||First Aid||Learn what to do at an accident||Learn how to do first aid at the site of an accident||Learn how to respond in an emergency and carry out first aid||Show that you know how to deal with a range of emergencies, and carry out first aid.|
|16||Connecting With the World||Say hello in 5 languages||Say hello in 20 languages||Communicate with Scouts in another country||Make a 5 minute video clip about your unit to show at your District AGM|
|17||Reducing Pollution||Go litter picking, and collect 20 pieces of plastic||Take part in a community litter picking event||Organise and take part in a community litter picking event||Use social media to advertise and organise a litter picking event, and to report on the outcome|
|18||Helping Your Community||Help with a local community project e.g. a food bank||Help with a local community project||Help with a local community project||Help with a local community project|
Plus Your Choice of Two Option Categories from these 4
|1||Looking After Your Place||Help with chores around the house||Wash up and clean up after an event in your scout hut||Help spring clean and tidy your scout hut/meeting place||Help sort out camp stores and tidy your scout hut/meeting place, using DIY skills etc.|
|2||Thinking About Faith & Values||Go and visit a different place of worship||Go and visit a different place of worship||Go and visit a different place of worship||Go and visit a different place of worship|
|3||Being Inclusive||Say the Beaver Promise in sign language||Tie your shoelaces with just one hand||Assess the accessibility of your Scout HQ||Advertise how Scouting is open to all|
|4||Entertaining Others||Sing songs around a campfire||Entertain others at a campfire||Entertain another section at a campfire||Run a campfire entertainment /evening for another section or group|
And here are the core challenges for anyone 18+ who is ready to take the plunge in 2020
|Challenge Category||Challenge Examples||Challenge Category||Challenge Examples|
|1||Camping||Camp overnight in a hammock||11||Get to Know Your Community||Organise a visit for your section to meet someone who works for your community|
|2||Campfires & Cooking||Cook a celebration meal for your team on a campfire||12||Making Choices Together||Go to a District/ County Leaders Meeting or organise an event in the district for adults in your section to meet|
|3||Hiking||Take your section on an adventure hike||13||Team Building||Run a team building activity for everyone in your Group or Unit|
|4||Climbing/ Getting Higher||Organise a Climbing Event for your Section||14||Going Outside||Do an unusual activity outside|
|5||Knots and Lashings||Build a pioneering structure that is at least 2m high and 3m long on while at camp||15||First Aid, Safety & Safeguarding||Keep your First Aid, Safety and Safeguarding Training current|
|6||Water Activity||Organise a paddle sport or water activity day/evening||16||Connecting With The World||Run an International themed evening|
|7||Nights Away||Take your section or help take a section for a night away in an unusual place||17||Reducing Pollution||Organise a litter picking day where everyone collects at least 20 pieces of plastic|
|8||Adult Recruitment||Encourage two new adult members to join your team||18||Validation||Validate three of your training modules or help another adult to validate their modules.|
|9||District Events||Help to run a District Event|
|10||Online Safety||Organise an Online Safety evening for your section/Group/Team|
Plus 2 from the following 5 optional 18+ challenges
|Challenge Category Choices||Challenge Examples|
|1||Skills||Learn a new DIY Skill and teach it to your section|
|2||Faith & Values||Go and visit a different place of worship|
|3||Inclusion & Diversity||Arrange to meet Scouts from a different community|
|4||Entertainment||Run a campfire entertainment /evening for new members of Scouting|
|5||Growing Your Section||Take part in an event to encourage new Young People to try Scouting|
Here is the download of an Adult 20in20 Record Card