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Around the world

  • Find out about younger scouts in another country. What do they call themselves? What’s their uniform like? And what do they say for their Promise? Find out as much as you can.

  • Play a game to match flags and their countries. Use facts about the countries to help you find the right flag.

  • Find out about an international charity; what do they do and why is it important?

  • Your chosen charity could support global issues such as water and sanitation, poverty, refugees and disaster relief.

  • Identify five belongings of yours that have come from other countries. Point out the countries on a map.

  • Make, build or draw something to represent a country. Include things like its currency, national dress, cultures, customs and languages.

  • Explore another country’s traditions and culture around food and eating.

  • Find out about the places of religious significance for a World religion.

  • Play a game that Cubs play in another country and learn their Promise.

  • Celebrate a festival from another country or culture.

  • You could celebrate Holi with a colour party, Brazilian carnival by making masks, or Diwali by making ginger ladoo sweets.

  • Identify where your clothing or other belongings have been made.

  • Think about the rights that we have in the UK (like the right to vote, the right to go to school and equal gender rights) and make a list. Compare these with the rights a Scout in another country might have.

  • Find out about the World Scout Movement’s history and what it does today.

  • Take part in a traditional craft or creative activity from another country.  These could include hieroglyphics, Chinese calligraphy, traditional tribal dress or masks, musical instruments, jewellery, accessories, woodcraft.

  • In a language other than your own, introduce yourself and say a few basic, useful, everyday phrases.

  • Learn about and take part in Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI) or Jamboree On The Air (JOTA)

  • Spend three days living on food that costs no more than £2 a day. Share with others about how it went including a top tip for cooking meals with so little money. This could be a discussion, blog, video diary.

  • Showcase a form of art or culture from another country. You could create a display of art you have researched or created yourself, or put on a cultural performance.

  • Choose a country and explore their traditions and culture around food and dining. Recreate a dining experience relating to your chosen country for your leaders, parents or another section.

  • Explore aspects of another country's culture such as their greetings, religion and approach to gender.