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

Everyone can join in: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network members, SASU members, Leaders, parents – everyone!

How does it work?

Each day is divided into sessions.  Pick at lease 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 roar_2020_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.

Roar 2020 Registration

A separate registration is required for each member attending.  The same email address can be used for multiple members within a family.  This is to allow each attendee to receive a badge which will be distributed via section leaders when face to face Scouting resumes.

Register by clicking HERE:


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.

Activities will include:

  • a pioneering challenge
  • a cooking challenge
  • a design challenge
  • a semaphore challenge
  • a knotty challenge
  • A geocaching challenge
  • A bridge building challenge

Visit the Activities sections of this event to find the resources needed.

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 just before Roar starts.

  • a pioneering challenge
  • a biscuit making challenge
  • a semaphore challenge
  • a knotty challenge
  • challenges from the sea scouts
  • challenges from the air scouts
  • challenges from the Activity SASUs
  • a virtual campfire on Friday and Saturday nights
  • a county BBQ
  • an evening story time!


Roar 2020 Extra Activities

Got some spare times?  Try some of the extra activities:

  • a geocaching challenge
  • a design challenge
  • a bridge building challenge
  • a toilet roll rope making challenge
  • a campfire sketch or song challenge
  • a scavenger hunt by colours challenge
  • a multi-mission scavenger hunt challenge
  • a biscuit/cake decorating challenge
  • a murder mystery challenge
  • a soap carving challenge
  • a What3Words challenge


Training sessions

More virtual training sessions will be appearing once we have the times of courses confirmed.  Please check back.  Course booking will be live soon!

Live session timetable

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 Modules 12 a & b (repeat) 15.30-17.30
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


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. Booking opens soon
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. Booking opens soon
Campfire leadership Tips for the Campfire leadership team John Baldwin and Neil Jones John and Neil lead the Campfire Leaders’ training for Surrey Scouts. Booking opens soon
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 on Surrey Scouts including being County Commissioner. Booking opens soon
Maps and compass skills ‘Where are we now?’  Watch the video to get some tips and then set off on a virtual journey around Surrey. Colin Desmond No booking required
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 No booking required
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 No booking required.




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