Blog | 31 things to do in March


March is officially the start of spring, so get outside with your young people and make the most of the next 31 days.

1. Hunt for daffodils to celebrate St David's Day, patron saint of Wales.

2. Read for at least 20 minutes before bed on World Book Day.

3. Start a collection, and see how much you can acquire by the end of the month.

4. Start the Four-Week Challenge to encourage more parents to help out at your Group, and maybe become regular volunteers.


5. Find out five fun facts about Cornwall on St Piran’s Day.

6. Do a good turn for one of your friends or family.

7. Listen for the birds who migrate back to Britain after the winter - their song lets you know spring is on the way.

8. Pledge to make one change this month - for yourself, your family or your community - on International Women's Day.

9. Go to the park and spot a bumble bee who has just woken up from her hibernation.

10. Make a pinhole camera and experiment with photography to mark the start of British Science Week.


11. Learn about Judaism and make hamantaschen (triangular biscuits) for Purim.

12. Go stargazing and try to spot the planet Mars, which the month of March is named after.

13. Challenge yourself to learn the names of all the countries in the Commonwealth on Commonwealth Day.

14. Sow wildflower seeds in the garden or a window box and watch them grow.

15. Eat a food you’ve never tried before.

16. Write down all the things you’re grateful for in your life.

17. Hunt for a four-leaf clover on St Patrick's Day.


18. Visit a Scout Adventures Centre and try a new adventurous activity, like high ropes or sailing.

19. Log in and record your latest action for A Million Hands - if you do it before the end of the summer, you'll receive a free wristband for each young person who has participated! Just make sure your project is related to one of the four issues.

20. Celebrate the Spring Equinox (when the day and the night are equal length) by playing a wide game outdoors.

21. Visit a museum or art gallery and try to find the oldest exhibit.

22. Hold a Log ChewCub Scout forum or Scout Troop forum to decide on some fun activities for next term. 

23. Walk in the woods and search for bluebells; in some areas, they cover the whole woodland floor like a carpet.


24. Dress up or wear a red nose for Red Nose Day.

25. Turn off all the lights from 8.30-9.30pm to mark Earth Hour.

26. Make an origami card for someone special on Mother's Day.

27. Make sure you get up on time: the clocks have gone forward an hour!

28. Bake a traditional Simnel cake, which is eaten during the Easter period of Lent.

29. Download a new app to help you make the most of your adventures. 

30. Spruce up your camp blanket by sewing on any badges you got over the winter, and giving it an airing.

31. Plan the perfect prank for April Fool’s Day tomorrow.

Looking for more ideas? Here are 28 more things to try.

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