Our county campsite, Deer Park, has lots of things you can do on site. We can’t visit Deer Park at the moment for our camp, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take part in some of the activities at home instead! Choose at least one of these activities to complete your Adventure Zone challenge.
Pioneering usually involves making structures out of wood, ropes and knots. Think about what you could use at home instead to create a camp gadget. What structure could you make out of pencils and string or elastic bands for example? Or maybe you could do an edible version using uncooked spaghetti and mini marshmallows to hold your structure together?
At Deer Park, we have a tunnels course, a low ropes course and an obstacle course. Using items at home, can you make your own obstacle course in your house or garden? Maybe you could have a challenge with your family to see who can complete it the quickest! Don’t forget to think about safety when you are choosing which obstacles to include. Alternatively you could create your own tunnels using empty kitchen or toilet rolls and make a marble run.
Lots of us have had loads of fun on the zip wire at Deer Park! At home, can you make a zip wire for your teddy bear to travel on? Think about where you could put it and how you will attach your teddy bear to the zip wire so they can travel as fast as possible down it!
Cooking over a fire is always a firm favourite at Deer Park. At home, you could:
- Toast a marshmallow over a tea light and make s’mores.
- Test out your s’mores with different types of biscuit; try a chocolate digestive, chocolate chip cookie, mint chocolate, digestive biscuit, ginger nut biscuit ... or any other type of biscuit you have at home. What is the best combination?
- Find out how to make a cardboard box oven and give it a try.
- Make mini pancakes over a tin can.
- Make a mug cake or armpit fudge - no oven required!
Practise your knot skills:
1st Chalford Guides and Rangers have put together some YouTube videos on knots. You could take a look at their videos to learn some new knots.
Invent a camp gadget:
Use your new-found knotting skills from above to make a camp gadget. If you don't have access to the wood then why not go miniature and use pens, pencils, lolly sticks, etc.?
This is a level 3 Skills Builder activity for Brownies and Guides. If you complete this activity, share it with your Leader and they can update your theme award record.
Have a go at making armpit fudge:
Armpit Fudge is a firm favourite in the Guiding community and is super tasty too! This activity is suitable for all ages.
This is a Unit Meeting Activity for Rangers. If you complete this activity, share it with your Leader and they can update your theme award record.