Blog | 5 ways to welcome Spring with your Scouts
Lighter evenings, blossom on the trees and warmer days are on the way. Throw open the curtains and welcome Spring to your Group with these activity ideas.
1. Daffodil hunt
Take advantage of the lighter evenings to take your Scouts out on a daffodil hunt. Print off or draw maps of the local area, and then mark them where you see clumps of daffodils growing. You could keep a record of whether they are blooming or not, and take the same walk a week later to check on their progress.
2. Paper daffodils
If you didn’t find any daffs on your hunt, don’t worry - you can make them out of paper instead! Try paper quilling - rolling up thin strips of paper - for a detailed flower, or go for origami if you want a 3D effect. You could easily turn these into Mother’s Day cards.
3. Creme Egg brownies
Creme Eggs are back in the shops, so celebrate their chocolatey gooeyness by baking them into a simple brownie mixture. The full recipe is here: make sure you bake the brownies for about 20 minutes before adding the Creme Eggs, otherwise they’ll melt completely!
4. Spring clean your meeting place
Get your Scouts to bring in two items of clothing or toys that they don’t need anymore and have a swapshop night or bring-and-buy sale to raise money for the Group. Or do some simple experiments to clean your meeting place using unusual items - did you know you can use Cola can clean a toilet?
5. Have an easter egg hunt
Split your Group into teams, each with an assigned colour. Hide different coloured eggs and send your Scouts out to find the eggs in their colour. They can only bring back one at a time and must stay as a group at all times. The first team to find all their eggs are declared the winners. You could play this in the dark with torches to make it more exciting for the older sections.