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March 23, 2020

Writer Badge

Complete four of these activities.

Talk about your choices with an appropriate adult.

  1. Compose a poem of at least eight lines. Discuss its meaning and construction. Why not record a video of your poem.
  2. Create a short story of around 600 words.Talk about your story idea with an appropriate adult beforehand.
  3. Write a descriptive passage of around 600 words on a subject, agreed with an appropriate adult beforehand.
  4. Write a 600-word review of a favourite book, play or other work of literature and talk about it with an appropriate adult.
  5. Produce a published article of around 600 words in length.You could contribute to a school, faith, community or Scout magazine or write a letter to a local paper.
  6. Keep a diary on a subject, for a length of time agreed with your leader.
  7. Write a play or dramatic sketch lasting at least 10 minutes. Why not get your parents to record you acting this out.
  8. Interview a local celebrity, or other notable person. Write or type out the interview to show the questions you asked and the interviewee’s replies. If you are able to do this please do it virtually under the supervision of your parents. Do not make contact alone, and avoid face to face contact.
  9. Write a letter to a pen pal (real or imaginary) of at least 600 words.

How To Submit Evidence To Your Leader

If your leader has Badges at Home Enabled

OSM has a new feature called badges at home! If enabled by your leader then you can have your parent log onto the OSM parent portal and submit evidence for your badge there. You can upload a document of evidence with photos, as well as attach videos you may have taken of evidence.

If your leader doesn’t have Badges at Home Enabled.

In this case, you will need to email your leader with the evidence. They should have an email address in the following format “firstname.lastname@sevenoaksscouts.org.uk”.

Hopefully they have told you this address if it is slightly different in spelling (or a shortened name). You should avoid sending any emails to a leader’s personal address because of GDPR.

You can attach evidence to the email such as a word document or a link to a google doc. Videos may be too large in size for this method so you may want to upload them elsewhere (As A Privately Hosted Video with your parent’s permission) and put a link in the email.

12th Sevenoaks - Edenbridge

Beavers (Whittle Dam)
Beavers (Errwood Dam)
Cubs (Shere-Khan)
Cubs (Stonebridge)
Scouts (Hogwarts)
Explorers (Beaufighters)

Red: No Face to Face Scouting Permitted (Virtual Only)
Amber: Small Outside Groups Permitted Only
Yellow: Large Outside Groups, Small Indoor Groups Only
Green: Normal Scouting, Camping and International Trips Permitted