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Green Champion

Become one of 7,000 Green Champions with this funded programme from Scouts

We’re running funded programmes to create 7,000 Green Champions.

Green Champions are young people from Scout or school groups who have completed a five-step programme to make a positive impact in their community.

This opportunity is provided by Scouts.

How to apply

Essentials

  • Type: Three-hour activity
  • Dates: Various (confirmed as part of booking process)
  • Location: Various - see details
  • Cost: Free (fully funded)
  • Suitable for: Groups aged 7 - 18 years

About this opportunity

You will take part in an instructed programme led by our Green Volunteers.

After this, you then have three months to complete a short project which will have a positive impact in your community. This could be improving habitats for birds, bugs and bees, planting trees, or taking positive steps toward recycling and reducing waste.

We’ll support you to achieve this and when it's done, we will award you a certificate and the 'Stage 1 Community Impact Badge' to recognise your efforts in improving the place where you live.

Become a Green Champion and join our race to save the planet!

Need to know

How it works

    The programme is flexible - we have designed it so that it works for you:

    • We can come to you and deliver in your school, Scout HQ or even a local park
    • You can come to us at one of our centres and you just have to cover the cost of getting to us,  and if you want to stay for the whole day we'll give you loads of ideas to fill your time for free
    • We'll provide you with support, ideas and resources for every step

    Our volunteers can lead steps 1 and 2 in a single half day for you, or we can lead step 1 in a shorter session, then you can lead steps 2-5 when it's convenient.

    Everyone who completes all five steps will receive their own certificate and badge for them to show the world.

    Learning outcomes

    This opportunity aims to:

    • connect young people to the space and place in which they live, taking an active role in their communities
    • encourage young people to understand, respect and care for the natural environment
    • prepare young people with skills for life, including planning, dealing with risk, communication, team working, resilience and dedication
    • give young people the chance to be proud of what they have achieved and share this

    What to bring

    Each individual will need to have practical outdoor clothing, however, please do feel free to contact our centres for further details. All activity and safety equipment will be supplied.

    And of course a good pair of shoes to jump in those muddy puddles!

    Access guidance

    We will prioritise groups who have high numbers of young people who fall within the target demographic for Generation Green. The project aims to improve equitable access to the outdoors. This means providing support to groups who face social, financial, cultural or practical barriers to participation.

    Groups we will prioritise will fit both of the following criteria:

    1. Live in locations which are urban, or coastal, or in the North or the Midlands
    2. Have young people who are Black, Asian or Minority Ethnicity, or have physical or educational needs, or live within areas categorised as IMD1-3, or face other financial hardship

    You can also use our online postcode checker to check if your postcode meets the criteria for part one of the list.

    Locations

    You can choose to come to one of the below locations, or we can come to your school, Scout HQ or even a local park.

    Scout Adventures Broadstone Warren

    Lewes Road, Forest Row, RH18 5JS

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    Scout Adventures Gilwell Park

    Bury Road, London, E4 7QW

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    Scout Adventures Great Tower

    Birks Road, Cumbria, LA23 3PQ

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    Scout Adventures Hawkhirst

    Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1QZ

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    Scout Adventures Youlbury

    Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5HD

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    Sample programme

    View a sample programme.

    How to apply

    Applications are open to become a Green Champion. You can apply on the Scouts' website. Dates will be confirmed as part of the booking process.

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