Programme Sparks

47. Shelter Building




  • Natural materials - branches, stick, leaves, moss, etc.
  1 - 2  hours.

Programme Spark

Find a suitable woodland location and within it, a good place to build your shelter.

Using only natural materials, build a shelter big enough for 1 -2 people to fit inside. It should be as water tight as possible and stable. 

Adapting for each Section


Badge Links

The younger Sections will love finding and collecting branches and sticks to make a 'den'.

The older Sections could spend the night in their shelter once built. 



  • Outdoor Challenge
  • Adventure Challenge



  • Outdoor Challenge
  • Adventure Challenge



  • Survival Skills
  • Outdoor Challenge
  • Adventure Challenge



  • Survival Skills


Can the activity be run through Peer Leadership?   Yes 
Can the activity be run by Young Leaders?   Yes 


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