Kayleigh O'Neill, Author at Scout Foundation NI


1 March 2021


Ideally 5+ scouts


Depending on numbers this could take 2 weekly meetings


Great for a virtual meeting or can be used in the den.

Need a fun uplifting idea for your next meeting? And haven’t a note to sing?

Get each scout to prepare a 90secs performance to a song of their choice. All they have to do is press play on the song and mime their hearts out.

Great idea as scouts don’t have to be worried whether or not they can sing. Also offers a little bit of friendly competition to see who can pick the best song and put on the best performance.

Can be used in other sections.


1 March 2021


Works best with 6+ scouts


Depending on number of players this could take 2 weekly meetings


Virtual meetings or in the den

Looking for alternative way to run a quiz?

Ask each scout and leader to come with their own round of 5-8 questions. Each scout/leader will take their turn to ask the questions.

Keep score and announce the winner at the end.

Suitable for other sections.


1 March 2021

Where can this be used?

For use in your den or out in the forest.

When can it be used?

Practicing pioneering or on the run up and during the shield/Phoenix.

Support Documents

Document contains various ideas for different gadgets.

Need design ideas for Campsite Pioneering Gadgets…then look no further.

Click on the support document icon to see a range of ideas for the most common Shield/Phoenix Competition Gadgets.


28 February 2021

Who is this for?

This is aimed primarily for those participating in the shield.

When can this be used?

This can be used on the run up the event and during the event.

Support Document

Click on the icon to download the guidance/template logbook

The logbook can be a difficult element of the shield to get right…but with this template and guidance it should be a lot easier.

There are suggestions on what to add in at different places and it can be adjust to suit any group.

This could also be used as beginning reference document for someone undertaking the Venture Challenge or the Explorer Belt.


11 February 2021


Fri (pm) to Sun (am)

Teams of 2/3

Suitable for 2-25 teams

Support Documents

Outline of cover note, projects etc

Scout Team Weekend Challenge

This is an outline of a weekend challenge for scouts based on the Venture Challenge and Explorer Belt. Project examples are also included.

Event could also be used for Ventures as a group practice for the Venture Challenge.

Main aim is to encompass the key elements of both events with scouts walking 15km on the middle day with a budget of £3 each for three meals.