Programme Sparks

31. Know your Neighbourhood




  • Photographs or posters
  • Simple Map (Beavers & Cubs)
  • OS Map (Scouts & Explorers)
  One meeting.

Programme Spark

Before you Section meeting, take photos of various landmarks around your local area such as; post box, ta church, a fancy gate, train station, bus stop, street sign etc. These work best if they are a small detail of a big feature such as the top of the church, or a corner of a street sign, this way they re not so obvious.

Give these photos to your Section in your chosen way and set them off around your local area to go and find these features on a map.

Ensure your Section has the correct adult supervision for this activity. 

Adapting for each Section


Badge Links

Beavers and Cubs could mark the locations directly on to a simple map.

Scouts and Explorers could use an OS map and write the grid reference down of each location. 



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Can the activity be run through Peer Leadership?   Yes - In the older sections.
Can the activity be run by Young Leaders?   Yes 


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