The Great Indoors Weekender

National Program

Join scouts from around the UK taking part in many challenges, some led by the Scout Ambassadors and surprise celebrity guests.

HQ Saturday Program

HQ Sunday Program

HQ Kitlist

Challenges and activities vary by age group, and for those explorers that could have been at Gilwell 24 there will be activities and challenges through the night!

P&P Challenges

Pick and mix what you want to join over the weekend, you might want to join in some of the national challenges, you might want to do some of our very own P&P challenges, you might want to do everything or you might just settle for spending the night in your den or even tent.

Send videos and photos to [email protected] remember to tell us you’ve been involved, and what you’ve done, there are badges and prizes to be earnt.


Listen online, or on your smart speaker to what’s going on around the country by listening to Scout Radio. They will be linking up with groups around the country as they take part, and will have ways for you to join in and get involved. Visit or ask your smart speaker to “launch scout radio”.

Timed Activities

WhenWhatAppropriate for Run byWhere
Saturday 11:00P&P Welcome and OpeningAllP&PWatch it back here
Saturday 12:00National OpeningAll Scout HQWatch Bear Grills here
Saturday 12:30Build a den with Ed StaffordAll Scout HQ Watch it here
Saturday 13:30Reaction RocketsCubs / Scouts Scout HQ Give it a go here
Saturday 14:30Whirly BirdsBeavers / Cubs Scout HQ Give it a go here
Saturday 15:00To 10 tips for Nights Away(All)Scout HQ Find out all here
Saturday 16:30Compass CodingScouts / Explorers Scout HQ Find out how here
Saturday 17:00 Tea CeremonyAll Scout HQ Give it a go here
Saturday 17:30Signal and SurviveCubs / Scouts / ExplorersScout HQGive it a go here
Saturday 18:00Swing BraidingAllScout HQWatch how here
Saturday 18:30Let’s get cookingAllScout HQFind recipe ideas here
Saturday 19:30Virtual CampfireAllScout HQFacebook Live
Saturday 20:00Bedtime StoryBeavers / Cubs / Scouts Scout HQJoin in here
Saturday 21:00What to look for in the SkyScouts / Explorers Scout HQFind out here
Saturday 22:00 (and overnight)SunriseExplorers Scout HQFacebook – Gilwell 24 Pages
Sunday 08:00Recipes to reduce food wasteAllScout HQFind out how here
Sunday 08:30Keep yourself wellAllScout HQLearn more here
Sunday 09:00YogaAll Scout HQGive it a go here
Sunday 09:30Tower BuildingBeavers Scout HQGive it a go here
Sunday 10:00CareForCareHomesAllScout HQChoose and record your act of kindness here
Sunday 10:30Music MakersBeavers / Cubs Scout HQ
Sunday 11:00Scouts! The MusicalAllScouts HQWatch it here
Sunday 11:30National CloseAll Scout HQWatch it here
Sunday 15:00P&P CloseAllP&PFacebook Live

Anytime Activities

Appropriate for
Run byWhere
Afternoon Tea All P&P
Board Games
Building Balance
Scout HQ
Come fly with me
Community Impact
Cuddly Pyramid
Dusk to Dawn
Egg Drop
Escape Committee
Escape Room 1 – Click Here
Escape Room 2 – Click Here
Escape Room 3 – Click Here
Escape Room 4 – Instructions Read First
Escape Room 4 – Clue 1 Then start here
Faith & Values
Get Cooking
Hourly Taskmaster Challenges All Scout HQ
Inner JournalistCubs / Scouts / Explorers P&P
Make a Splash!All P&P
Monopoly RunAll P&P
P&P Board – Click Here
London Board – Click Here
StargazingScouts / Explorers Scout HQJoin Tim Peake here
Take a HikeAllP&P
To foldly goAllScout HQ

Cub Scout Chief Scout Silver Awards

As part of the top award in Scouting, the Cub Scouts to achieve their Silver awards have to teach other scouts a new skill, with lockdown that has been a little harder, so they’ve recorded us some great activities to try, check out the ideas below.

Origami Penguin
Banana Bread

How to get involved

Register interest in volunteering or join our youth programme