Roar 2020

Between: 14th August 2020 - 16th August 2020 Location: Sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Scout Network, Adult Volunteer, SASU, Everyone

Welcome to Roar 2020 – Surrey Scout County’s first ever whole county stay at home camp!

14th – 16th August 2020

 

See the Roar 2020 Picture Gallery HERE

 

How does it work?

Each day is divided into sessions.  Pick at least one activity from each Main session and upload a picture of you joining in (1st name or group only – no surnames)!  Choose as many of the added Extras to try and get as much in your weekend as possible – how much can you achieve in a weekend?

Join us for the virtual campfires in the evening with your smores and blanket.

On Sunday evening, we will hold our first County BBQ with everyone having a BBQ together at the same time.

And, of course, because it is a camp, you can’t sleep in a nice comfy bed – time to catch some ZZZZs in a den or a tent – whatever your space allows 🙂

For leaders, there are some online training sessions to sign up for too

Download the invite for your sections poster.


Roar 2020 Information

Roar will run from the afternoon of Friday 14th August 2020 – the evening of Sunday 16th August 2020.

Attending Roar costs nothing!  You just need to sign up and join in. If you are not from Surrey Scouts and you would like a badge (dispatched after the event), it will cost £3 for the badge and postage.  Details of purchase will available in the joining pack.

 

Roar 2020 Programme

The camp starts with flagbreak at 2pm.

 

Members are then invited to set up their camp and make it as awesome as possible.

Each day there will be a series of challenges to undertake.  You can do as many of them as you want and, if you want to, you can upload pictures and videos of you doing them.

Please remember to only use first names and a group if you want but not first and last names.

 

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Friday Flag break & Camp set up (from 2pm) Upload your photos HERE Activity 1 – Air Scout Challenges – Helicopters
Activity 1 – Pioneering Challenges (Rope making and Shelter building) Activity 2 – Camp Fire HERE Upload photos HERE
Saturday Activity 1 – Campsite Challenge Activity 1 – Semaphore Challenge Activity 1 – Story time Grab a teddy and settle down!
Activity 2 – Knotty Surrey Six Challenge Activity 2 – Activity SASU Challenge Activity 2 – Camp fire (Live on Facebook at 7pm) HERE Upload photos HERE
Sunday Activity 1 – Biscuit Challenge Activity 1 – Science Challenges County BBQ  – Watch the video HERE and upload your photos HERE
Activity 2 – Sea Scout Challenges Activity 2 – Thinking of Others Challenge
Strike Camp.

 

Visit the Main Activities sections of this event to find the resources needed for the timetabled activities.  These will go live before the session and will remain live until the end of camp.

There are lots of other activities that you can do and you can find details in the Extra Activities section below.  These will be live from the start of camp.

There will also be training sessions for leaders too so you can get yourself upskilled!  Book into these sessions via the links in the training sessions part of this event menu.


Roar 2020 Main Activities

There is a lot going on at Roar and you can make it fit to the time you have and what you want to do.

There are a selection of Main activities going on through the weekend that showcase Surrey Scouting.  These links will become live before the sessions start.

Activity links go live on Friday afternoon
  • Friday afternoon – Flag break and setting up Camp.  See video HERE
  • Friday afternoon Activity 1 – Pioneering (Rope making and shelter building) Download instructions HERE
Activity links go live on Friday evening
  • Friday evening Activity 1 – Challenges from the Air Scouts – Helicopters.  Watch video HERE.  Upload photos HERE
  • Friday evening Activity 2 – Campfire.  Watch campfire HERE from 7pm.  Upload your photos HERE
Activity links go live on Saturday morning
  • Saturday morning Activity 1 – Campsite challenge.  Watch video HERE.  Download instructions HERE
  • Saturday morning Activity 2 – A knotty Surrey Six Challenge.  Watch video Here.  Download instructions HERE and HERE
Activity links go live on Saturday afternoon
  • Saturday Afternoon Activity 1 – Semaphore Challenge.  Watch video HERE.  Download instructions HERE
  • Saturday afternoon Activity 2 – Activity SASU Challenge.  Watch video HERE.  Download instructions HERE
Activity links go live on Saturday evening
  • Saturday evening activity 1 – Story time.  Watch videos HERE and HERE.  Suitable for Beavers and Cubs.
  • Saturday evening Activity 2 – Camp fire.  Join the campfire live via Facebook HERE.  Upload your photos HERE
Activity links go live on Sunday morning
  • Sunday morning Activity 1 – Biscuit Challenge.  Watch video HERE.  Download instructions HERE.
  • Sunday morning Activity 2 – Challenges from the Sea Scouts.  Watch video HERE.  Raft Challenge instructions HERE.  Watch video HERE. Water Safety instructions HERE.  Sea Scout Knots Video HERE. Sea Scout Knots instructions HERE
Activity links go live on Sunday afternoon
  • Sunday afternoon Activity 1 – Science Challenges: Build a motor Challenge HERE.  Diver Challenge HERE. Flight Challenge HERE. Mars Bar Challenge HERE.  Red Cabbage Challenge HERE. Water Filter Challenge HERE.
  • Sunday Afternoon Activity 2 – Thinking of other challenge.  Video HERE. Download instructions HERE.

 

  • Sunday evening – County BBQ.  Have your own BBQ!  Watch the video HERE and upload a photo HERE.

 

Roar 2020 Extra Activities

Got some spare time?  Try some of the extra activities!  These links will become live just before Roar starts.

  • A4 paper challenge.  Download instructions HERE
  • a bridge challenge.  Download instructions HERE
  • a campfire song or sketch challenge.  Download instructions HERE
  • a clown challenge.  Download instructions HERE
  • a colours scavenger hunt.  Download instructions HERE
  • a design studio challenge.  Download instructions HERE
  • a food decorating challenge.  Download instructions HERE
  • a geocaching challenge. Download the instruction HERE
  • a map and compass challenge.  Start the quiz HERE
  • Map symbol challenge 1.  Download quiz HERE.  Answers HERE after camp
  • Map symbol challenge 2. Download quiz HERE.  Answers HERE after camp
  • a mini-pioneering challenge.  Watch video HERE. Download instructions HERE
  • a multi-mission scavenger hunt.  Download instructions HERE
  • a murder mystery challenge.  Download task HERE.  Answers HERE after camp
  • a museum of me challenge.  Download instructions HERE
  • a pigpen cipher challenge.  Watch video HERE.  Download instructions HERE.
  • a Roar collage challenge.  Download instructions HERE
  • a soap carving challenge.  Download instructions HERE
  • a stick maze challenge.  Download instructions HERE
  • a toilet roll rope challenge.  Download instructions HERE
  • a trek cart challenge.  Watch the video HERE.  Download the instructions HERE
  • a What3Words challenge.  Download Quiz HERE.  Answers HERE after camp.

For even more activities, many linked to badges, look at this booklet: Roar 2020 Even More Activities-Booklet produced using information from Durham District Scouts.

 

Training sessions

Book places via BookingBug HERE!

Live session timetable

Day AM PM
Saturday Modules 12 a & b (session 1) – 10.30-12.30 Modules 12 a & b (repeat) 15.30-17.30
Campfire leadership 10.00 – 11.30
Safety – Risk assessment 10.00 – 11.00 Safety – Risk assessment 15.00-16.00
Sunday Modules 12 a & b (repeat) 10.30-12.30
Knotting Skills 10.00 – 11.00

Pre-recorded sessions are available from the table below whenever you want them.

Course name

Course details

Course Leader

Background

Join Link

Safety – Risk assessment A piece of paper on its own will never prevent an accident, illness or other harm so why is risk assessment so important? Simon Day Simon is formerly a warranted Her Majesty’s Inspector with the Health and Safety Executive.  Since joining the private sector as a Safety Director in a large industrial organisation, as a Group Scout Leader and a one-time member of the Scouts’ National Safety Committee he has realised how much he has to learn about risk assessment, and would be pleased to share his experience with you. Book HERE
Knotting Skills Tackling the knots.  Why do we teach knotting and how can I make it interesting for Cubs/Scouts/Explorers? What knots should I teach and how can I make it more engaging for everyone?  This is a live interactive session with a chance to share ideas and learn from others. Russ Baldwin Russ has a long experience in Scouting working as a unit leader with Cubs, Scouts and Explorers in his time He is currently part of the County Explorer team and Contingent Leader for our European Jamboree Contingent. Russ is one of the County Climbing assessors and still runs knotting sessions with all sections on a regular basis and is part of the County Training team. Book HERE
Campfire leadership Tips for the Campfire leadership team John Baldwin and Neil Jones John and Neil lead the Campfire Leaders’ training for Surrey Scouts. Book HERE
Modules 12 a & b Training on developing a quality programme.  We are offering four sessions, each one lasting two hours.  They are repeat sessions so you only need to attend one. Roxanna Bostock and team Roxanna has a background in training professionally and has held many roles in Surrey Scouts including being County Commissioner. Book HERE
Maps and compass skills ‘Where are we now?’  A forms quiz that will test your skills and will help with training your young people.  Best aimed at older cubs and upwards.  This approach works really well with socially distanced skills training. Colin Desmond Colin is Group Scout Leader at Cranleigh Scout Group Click HERE
Using Tarps for camping A video demonstration of how to use tarps when camping and the knots you will need to stay in the air! Peter Dorrington Peter is a leader with 1st Camelsdale Scout Group Click HERE
Putting up a hammock correctly A video demonstration of how to put a hammock up correctly. Peter Dorrington Peter is a leader with 1st Camelsdale Scout Group Click HERE
Making Sweet Bannock Bread A video showing you how to make Sweet Bannock Bread over a fire pit or a hob,  Great to try out in small groups as we return to Face to Face Scouting. Peter Dorrington Peter is a leader with 1st Camelsdale Scout Group Click HERE.
Introduction to Astronomy A video introducing you to astronomy and supporting the badges in different sections Colin Bridger Colin is Group Scout Leader at 5th Guildford having been a Cub Leader.  Colin has 34 years of Scouting to his name. Click HERE.  Solar system notes HERE.  Apple presentation HERE.

 

 

 


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
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