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									District Commissioner Introduction

How can we celebrate 100 years of Scouting with the young people in our care when there are millions of
children all over the world living in poverty and suffering?

The District team and I have decided that a District Good Turn Appeal, with the aim of raising the profile
of Scouting and UNICEF would be an excellent way to celebrate the Centenary of Scouting in Blackpool.

The Good Turn Appeal will be launched on Tuesday 21st November 2006 at a joint sectional District
Council, at St Kentegern‟s Social Club. The closing date will be 1st June 2007

This initiative is to be a group wide one – with all sections working together to make an evening
programme for the young people. We would, of course, like each group to raise some money for UNICEF.
You could run a separate fund raising event or just donate the subs from one evening to the Good Turn

If you would like to take part could you please complete and return the registration form enclosed with
this pack to:-
Carolyn Kirkham
90 Stonyhill Ave,
01253 403528

Any monies raised (cheques made payable to Blackpool District Scout Council) should be sent, along with
the completion form enclosed with this pack, to:
Carol Hornby
58 Collins Ave
01253 353756

 The special presentation evening will be held on Tuesday 19th June 2007 (venue to be arranged). An
invitation to one member from each section in the group will be issued. The members attending should be
selected by the group themselves. There will be a group certificate issued for taking part.
We are hoping that a representative from UNICEF or a special guest will attend the presentation and
accept a large size cardboard cheque (along with the real one!) from the fundraising.

This Good Turn Appeal is open to Groups, Explorer Scout units, Network Scouts, Scout Fellowship, and the
Service Team - basically everyone in Scouting in Blackpool.

Yours in Scouting
Steve Williamson

So what sort of evening programme could you have?
First here are a few facts and web page addresses that you may find useful. Remember that if you don‟t
have access to the internet at home you can use the computers at the Library free of charge. Please note
the word „Scouts‟ is used to refer to any one in Scouting – from Beaver Scouts to Fellowship!
Feel free to use any of the ideas in this handout, and if you can think of more please let me know. Some
of the ideas have been taken from

What UNICEF does
UNICEF helps children receive the support, healthcare and education they need to survive the threats of
childhood poverty - such as preventable disease or malnutrition - and grow up to become healthy adults.
It encourages families to educate girls as well as boys, so both men and women can play a full role in
family life and broader society.
It strives to protect children from violence and abuse, and from exploitation through child labour or
trafficking. Also to protect children in the midst of war and natural disasters, and provide emergency
assistance, usually within 48 hours.
UNICEF strives to educate and care for children affected or orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and
campaign globally for affordable, improved drug treatments for children. it also undertakes research into
the reality of life for children worldwide and work with governments and other partners to improve life for
children through policy changes.
UNICEF supports young people, wherever they are, in making informed decisions about their own lives,
and strives to build a world in which all children live in dignity and security.
Working with national governments, NGOs (non-governmental organisations), other United Nations
agencies and private-sector partners, UNICEF protects children and their rights by providing services and
supplies and by helping shape policy agendas and budgets in the best interests of children.

On 2nd February 2007 UNICEF is celebrating Day for Change which will be raising funds for education in
Kenya. They are issuing a CD-ROM resource pack – you can register for one of these on Although aimed at Schools you may find the pack useful, it contains:-
    A CD-ROM with case studies and activities, as well as fundraising tips and a guide for organising
       the day. It also contains PowerPoint presentations and copies of the photos.
    Two large colour A2 posters depicting education in rural and urban settings in Kenya.
    Six photo cards for use and display, illustrating real life stories of children in Kenya in different
       schools, and the issues affecting them. They also show how UNICEF supports education in Kenya.
    An A3 awareness poster to advertise your Day for Change.

Information on UNICEF can be found at:

Countries supported by UNICEF
There are 156 countries and territories with UNICEF programmes. UNICEF UK raises funds for UNICEF‟s
global work in all these countries, but they also support specific programmes directly in a smaller number
of countries in Africa, Central and South America and Asia.
This is a list of countries supported by UNICEF in 2005.
Perhaps you could do the evenings programme based on one of these countries?

No.                   Country                                            Programme details
1     Afghanistan                              Basic education
2     Angola                                   Child survival & development
3     Bangladesh                               Basic education
4     Bhutan                                   Child survival & development
5     Brazil                                   Basic education, Child protection
6     Burundi                                  Basic education
7     Cambodia                                 Child survival & development
8     China                                    Child protection
9     Comoros                                  Child survival & development

10   Cote d'Ivoire                           Emergency relief
11   Democratic People's Republic of Korea   Child survival & development
12   Democratic Republic of Congo            Emergency relief
13   Dominican Republic                      Child survival & development
14   Ecuador                                 Child protection
15   Egypt                                   Child protection
                                             Emergency relief, Child survival & development, Basic education,
16   Ethiopia
17   Georgia                                 Emergency relief
18   Ghana                                   Emergency relief
19   Guinea                                  Child protection
20   India                                   Emergency relief, Child survival & development
21   Indonesia                               Basic education, Child protection
22   Islamic Republic of Iran                Child protection
23   Kenya                                   Emergency relief
24   Lao People's Democratic Republic        Child survival & development, Child protection
25   Lesotho                                 Emergency relief
26   Liberia                                 Child survival & development
27   Madagascar                              Child survival & development
                                             Emergency relief, Child survival & development, Basic education,
28   Malawi
29   Morocco                                 Child protection
30   Mozambique                              Emergency relief
31   Myanmar                                 Child protection
32   Niger                                   Emergency relief, Basic education
33   Occupied Palestinian Territory          Emergency relief, Basic education
34   Pakistan                                Emergency relief, Basic education
35   Paraguay                                Child protection
36   Philippines                             Child survival & development
37   Russian Federation                      Emergency relief, Child protection, Basic education
38   Rwanda                                  Child survival & development
39   Sao Tome & Principe                     Emergency relief
40   Somalia                                 Child protection
41   Sri Lanka                               Basic education, Child protection
42   Sudan                                   Emergency relief, Child survival & development, Child protection
43   Tajikistan                              Child survival & development
44   Uganda                                  Child protection
45   Ukraine
46   Viet Nam                                Child survival & development
47   Zambia                                  Child survival & development
49   Zimbabwe                                Emergency relief

   First thoughts on programme themes – click on the word to be taken to that part of the handout.

              Water                                                                 Food
                                                                             The staple food in most of the
   Water is a life essential. Many of the
                                                                           countries supported by UNICEF is
 countries receiving aid from UNICEF are
             very short of this.
Explain to the young people in your group
         how important water is.


                                                                                              Illness and disease are rife in
                                                                                                 most areas supported by

       children love them
Every country in the world has a
 flag – details of all flags can be
           found here:


                                                                                                      How hard is it in
                                                                                                       some areas?

                                            How do people manage without
                                                 electricity and gas?

                                                                                          Saying thank you for all

                                                                                                 we have?

                 Have a go with the
                 Trading post game.
                What about Fairtrade?

Activities on the theme of Water

Quiz on Water– correct answers in bold (from Christian Aids H2kn0w)
1. How much of the world‟s accessible water is safe to drink?
         a) Six per cent                     b) Less than half per cent               c) One and a half per cent
2. Where is most of the world‟s drinkable water stored?
         a) Reservoirs                       b) Underground                           c) Glaciers and ice-caps
3. An average fluffy white cloud contains enough water to fill a:
         a) Standard –size swimming pool b) Olympic-size swimming pool                c) Large paddling pool
4. How many litres of water does a person in the UK use each day, on
         a) 135 litres                       b) 180 litres                            c) 150 litres
5. How many litres of water does a person in Gambia use each day, on
         a) 10 litres                        b) 18 litres                             c) 4.5 litres
6. In an average UK home, what uses a third of good-quality water?
         a) Flushing the toilet              b) Washing machines                       c) Baths and showers
7. How many people in the world do not have access to clean water?
         a) Almost a billion                 b) 1.1 billion                             C) 850 million
8. How many times would you need to flush a toilet in the UK and Ireland to
use the same amount of water that the average person in the developing
world uses for a day‟s washing, drinking, cleaning and cooking?
         a) Six                              b) One                                    c) Three

Rain Gutter Regatta
Short description: The Scouts make paper boats to their own design. The boats must be capable of carrying a £1 coin. These are
raced down lengths of guttering to find the paper boat that sails the fastest.
        Assorted scrap paper Garden canes         Elastic bands     Clear sticky tape   Glue Pencils Ruler
        Scissors Lengths of rain gutter Paper clips Buckets            Plastic cups   £1 coins (as "cargo")
    -   For each team, set up a length of gutter, so that it runs at about a 40 degree angle
        - Place a bucket full of water and a cup by the higher end and an empty bucket by the lower end
        - Give the Scouts sheets of scrap paper and card, pencils, rulers, scissors, glue, sticky tape and paper clips, and give them
        10-15 minutes to each make a boat, capable of carrying a £1 coin
        - To prepare to race the boats, the Scouts should place them at the top of the gutter, with the back end of the boat against
        or level with the top edge
        - Place a £1 coin in each boat
        - On "go", the Scouts pour water into the top end of the gutter, using the cup, until their boat reaches the far end
        - Once everyone has had a turn, the winners of each heat should then go again, and repeat until you have a winner - or the
        boats disintegrate

Additional Information:
A team-mate should be stationed at the bottom end of the gutter, to catch the boat before it falls into the bucket and gets soaked.
Soaked boats = papier-mâché!

Earth, Air, Water.
Short description: A circle game where Scouts catch a bean bag and answer a question.
     Bean bags
-Cub Scouts sit in a large circle, with a Leader standing in the centre.
-The Leader throws a beanbag to the first cub and calls out either „Earth‟ „Water‟ or „Fire‟.
-The Cub Scout tries to catch the bean bag and reply with a connected word with the element. For example:
Earth - Elephant‟         Water - Dolphin           Air - Eagle
Additional Information:     You might start with the young people standing, and if they drop the bean bag, or can't think of a word,
they go down on one knee etc.

In The Nile, On The Bank
Short description:
An old favourite game with an Egyptian twist – as UNICEF has a campaign on child protection active in Egypt
- Mark 2 lines down the playing area and stand all the young people in between the two
- To one side of 2 lines is 'In the Nile' and the other side of the 2 lines is 'on the Bank'
- When leader calls out either of the 2 commands 'In the Nile' or On the Bank' and the last young person to move correctly is
eliminated or loses a 'life'
- This can also be played in a circle and everyone jumps with both feet into the circle for 'In the Nile' and out of it for 'On the Bank'
- The Leader can repeat the calls to confuse or catch people out
Luxury / Necessity worksheet                  See in Appendix 1

Activities on the theme of Food
The staple food in most of the countries supported by UNICEF is rice.

Activities with Rice

Rice Musical Instruments
        Polystyrene cups     Felt pens      Rice
The Scouts decorate the cups.
Add a small amount of rice and place a lid over the top
It is wise to glue or tape the lid in place
Then play away.

Rice Pictures
       Various types of rice (you could try dying some to make different colours)
       Glue    Pencils / crayons        Paper
The Beaver Scouts should draw the general outline of a picture and then, using glue sticks, stick the rice
into the desired areas.

Sock Rice Snowmen
Rice, white adult socks, coloured children's socks, hot glue gun, hot
glue sticks, rubber bands, jingle bells (optional), toothpicks, black and orange
paint. Various fabric pieces, various coloured buttons. The hot glue gun is for adult use only!

Place a white sock in a 8 oz. drinking cup, opening the top of the sock and folding it over the rim of the
With a 1 cup measuring cup have the Scouts estimate how many cups of rice it will take to fill the sock in
order to make a snowman body. Have each Scout fill their sock about ¼ of the way and put a rubber
band around it. Repeat this process two more times to create the snowman body.
Have each Scout count how many cups of rice it took to make their snowman. After making each part of
the body, with the rubber bands, hot glue around the rubber band and squish it down.
Fold the remainder of the white sock down to create the rim of the hat.
Take a children's coloured sock, cutting the toe out and cut strips up to where the cuff of the sock begins.
Place over the top of the white sock to make a coloured hat. Rubber band the coloured hat where the
strips end and the cuff of the sock begins ~ to create fringe like strips hanging off of the hat.
Glue under the coloured hat to attach it to the white rim part of the hat, leaving some white showing. Let
the Scouts paint a face on the front of the snowman, and cut strips of fabric. Tie the strips around the
neck to create a scarf. Then cut strips at the end of the fabric to create fringe on the scarf.
Have the children colour the pointy part of a toothpick orange with an orange marker, and glue on as the
Place 3 buttons down the front of the snowman and add bells if desired.

Activities on the theme of Cooking

Rice crispy cakes
     Whole bar of milk chocolate
     150g of rice crispies
     12 cake paper cases
     wooden spoon & a thin bowl (to fit in your saucepan!)
1. Put bowl into the saucepan.
2. Set on gas / electric ring on cook top
3. Put 13 squares of chocolate into the bowl.
4. Leave for 3 minutes to melt and stir.
5. Put your rice crispies in another bowl, with the melted chocolate.
6. Mix them in thoroughly, until the crispies are covered.
7. Put the mixture into the paper cases.
8. Then leave them to set for 15 minutes in the refrigerator or on the table.
9. You have made crispy cakes!

Mars bar Crispy Slice
This recipe uses 270g of Mars Bars. Here are three ways to get this amount-
264g bag of fun size Mars Bars (close enough!)
4 1/2 x 60g Mars Bars
3 King Size Mars bars, and half a 60g Mars Bar
120g butter
270g Mars Bars
1 1/2 tablespoons (30ml) golden syrup
3 3/4 cups (112g) rice crispies
Grease and line an 18cm by 28cm baking tin.
Melt butter, Mars Bars and golden syrup together in saucepan over low to medium heat, stirring
Use the back of a spoon to squash any bits of nougat that are difficult to melt, and keep stirring until the
mixture is fairly smooth and amalgamated
Pour mixture into a large bowl with rice crispies. Mix thoroughly, trying not to crush the rice crispies.
Press mixture into prepared pan and refrigerate

How about trying a Risotto
    ½ pound rice
    1 small onion
    4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
    ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    ½ pint tomato sauce
    About 1 pint good stock
    Salt, pepper, nutmeg,
    ½ teaspoon saffron
   1. Wash rice in several courses of water, drain and dry.
   2. Peel and chop onion.
   3. Melt vegetable shortening in sauce pan; when hot add onion, fry over gentle light until light fawn
       colour, then add rice; shake pan over light for a few minutes, so as to fry rice a little.
   4. Next add seasoning, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and saffron; moisten with little stock, and add more as
       rice begins to swell.
   5. When stock is used up, gradually add sauce.
   6. When rice is tender mix in grated cheese.
   7. It is then ready to serve.
   8. In preparing this dish remember that rice should be well done, and should be neither too dry nor
       too moist.
What about cooking without heat?
Try a sandwich from here
Activities on the theme of Travel
Travel will be hard in a lot of the countries that are supported by UNICEF – try doing these activities based on our transport systems
and then re-do them based on (say) travel in Malawi.
Transport Links
Short description: A game to consider the transport systems in your local, national and international community.
Blu-tak      White paper
Suggested destinations - Post office, Houses of Parliament, Blackpool Airport, The Severn Bridge, Bondi Beach, The nearest
Premiership football ground, Land‟s End, Manchester NEC, The Scout Headquarters, The nearest theme park, Eurostar terminal etc
(there are loads more you could think of)
Create your own – ship, bus, plane, or train (or how about their feet!)
- Arrange four signs, one in each corner of your meeting room, specifying a particular mode of transport
- From a prepared list, read out a series of destinations
- The young people have to run to the corner of the room with the mode of transport that is best suited to carry you to the
- After a few turns, the "last person" to arrive at the correct mode of transport is out of the game
- If players go to the wrong "station", they are out of the game
- The game continues until there is only one (or a few) players left
Additional Information:
For some destinations there may need to be several modes of transport to get there or several different options. It should be
explained that in this game, we are considering the mode of transport that will take you the most direct (possibly shortest and/or
fastest) and most economical (both in money and time)
In some areas, it may be more appropriate to substitute a different mode of transport to the ones suggested (e.g. National Express
coach, tram, Underground Train)
In large towns and cities, the different modes of transport may be substituted by four different number buses, while in the countries
supported by UNICEF travelling could be much harder – think about changing the game to show this.

Buying a Ticket
Short description: Get your ticket before you can go anywhere!
Pens White paper Dice - 1 for each group       Enough Tickets (with numbers) for each Scout
Resources: Travel Tickets – make a series of oblong cards with a variety of numbers on them. They can be as hard or easy as you
- Divide the Scouts into even groups and line them up at one end of the meeting area in their groups
- Each team member taking it in turns runs up the meeting area to the Travel Agent (Leader) who shows them a ticket with a
number on it
- The young person has to throw the dice until they get the number(s) on their tickets. If the ticket has a larger number than 6, then
they have to throw the dice for each number e.g. 412
- When they have thrown the number on their ticket they take it and race back to the group and the next person has a go
- The first group to finish wins

Travel - Passports & Identification
Short description: Make a passport and include details that will help to identify you
Coloured paper
Pencils & Pens
White paper
Felt tip pens
Tape measures
Weighing scales
Ink Pads
Resources: Passport Template – see Appendix 4 (or make your own)
- Prepare enough passports so that each Scout has one.
- Draw a logo on the front of the passport and colour it in. It could be similar to the lion and unicorn on the front of the UK passport
or something else. Or let the Scouts design their own.
- Each Scout fills in their names, dates of birth, birth place and address
- Using a tape measure, a weighing scales and a mirror for height, weight and eye colour
- Write a short description of themselves. These can be read out later to see if the others can identify the writer
- Make fingerprints using an inkpad, or rub soft pencil onto paper and rub their fingers into this before making the fingerprints

Additional Information:
- Do the clean activities first
- Have a genuine passport available for them to see

Activities on the theme of Trade
Trading post
There are some ideas for trading post on the web at One has money already created for you
just to print out.
Each team should be made up of Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts; the maximum in a team is 6
Each team is given 10 tokens to start.        The aim is to end up with as many tokens as possible
Suggested time schedule…
0.05 mins        Trading post explained
0.10 mins        Trading post open for selling items to teams only
0.20 mins        Trading post open for buying items from and selling items to teams
0.50 mins        Trading post closes for selling items to teams
1.00 hr          Trading post closes for buying items from teams
 Tasks (These can be completed in any order!)                                         Tokens
 Draw a Union Flag                                                                    3
 Challenge another team to a tug of war (Best of three pulls) the losers pay the      5
 Each member of the team ties a reef knot                                             5
 Recite the Beaver, Cub & Scout Promise                                               1 Scouts
                                                                                      2 Cubs
                                                                                      4 Beavers
 Sit and be silent for 2 mins (any sound & you must start again!)                     5
 Out of Newspaper find the letters of the alphabet                                    5
 Identify four different leaves & do a bark rubbing of each leaf                      4
 Make a puppet and do a 1 minute show                                                 2 Scouts
                                                                                      3 Cubs
                                                                                      4 Beavers
 Draw Min 5 different tracking signs) and tell the leader what they mean              4
 Write out the Country Code                                                           2
 Make a flag pole and place a flag on it                                              5
 Get the signature of three Leaders                                                   3
 All team members make a paper aeroplane and fly it                                   6
 As a team make up a prayer                                                           3
 First aid a beaver scout of the team for a Nose bleed & a cut hand                   5
 As a team construct a kite                                                           5
 Skip 20 times scout, 15 cub, 10 beaver                                               5
 All team members do press ups 5 BS, 10 Cubs 15 Scouts                                4
 Make a collage out of natural materials                                              5
 Male the shape of 2 letters of the alphabet using team members                       2
 Take to a leader something with the Queen‟s head on                                  1
 Each Cub & Scout in team to tie an arm sling on a Beaver                             4
 Make a list of animals a-z                                                           4
 Measure the total height of your team members                                        3
 One cub, scout juggle 3 balls for thirty seconds, 2 balls beaver for 20 sec.         6
 Make a musical instrument – and play it                                              2 Scouts
                                                                                      3 Cubs
                                                                                      4 Beavers
 Make a potato character                                                              5
Remember that the tasks can only be done once and must be done completely before payments can be made!
Tokens Description                                Tokens    Description
2      2 pieces of paper                          1         Selection of coloured pens
1      Pencils                                    2         Newspaper
1      Scissors & glue                            1         Rope for tug of war
6      Pieces of string                           3         Wax crayons & paper
2      leaves                                     5         Items to make a puppet
1      Tape measure                               4         Flags and pole
2      Arm sling                                  4         Balls
2      Bandage                                    6         Materials for collage
3      Paper cups                                 1         Sellotape
1      Rice & dried beans                         2         Potato
2      Polythene sheeting
The FAIRTRADE Mark is an independent consumer label which appears on products as an independent
guarantee that disadvantaged producers in the developing world are getting a better deal.

Here are some ideas to bring Fairtrade alive for your Scouts.
1. Organise a Fairtrade Treasure Hunt. Clues and a map can be designed to find Fairtrade foods or
Fairtrade materials hidden around the HQ.
2. Set up a Fairtrade tuck shop selling Fairtrade snacks. Make sure it is widely advertised – you might
consider running it for parents and children at the end of the meeting too. (See website for suppliers).
3. Run a Fairtrade coffee morning for parents to introduce them to the delights of Fairtrade coffee, tea
and other goodies.
4. Hold a Fairtrade Scouts Own.
5. Produce display materials – posters to promote Fairtrade, giant Fairtrade packaging, profiles of
producers and their products.
6. Invite a visitor to come and talk to your group about the FAIRTRADE Mark. You can do this by calling
Traidcraft on 0191 491 0591.
7. Link up with your local supermarket, health food or Fair Trade shop. Arrange for Scouts
to visit and carry out a product survey, e.g. investigate the number of Fairtrade products on sale and the
number of brands. Look at where and how the products are displayed.
8. Hold a Fairtrade event for the wider community, perhaps linking with the local council, WI
or other interested local groups.
9. Make a video about Fairtrade and the Scout‟s campaign to show within the group or to the parents.
10. Complete a „Fairtrade Audit‟ of the group, using Scout and parent questionnaires.

Fairtrade game
Give every Scout a card with the name of a country on it.
Now hand out sweets to each country based on the following:
20 sweets to each country in North America, Europe or Australia
5 sweets to each country in Central or South America
1 sweet to each country in Africa or Asia

Discuss whether this is fair
How do the Scouts feel?
Should everyone have the same?
Does the distribution of sweets reflect reality?
How could they be shared more equally?

Activities on the theme of Health

Many countries supported by UNICEF have Vaccination programmes to ensure that the children do not fall
ill when it could be avoided. Good health is often based on the food available – so these activities can be
linked to food & healthy eating.

Vaccination game
Empty buckets/books,
Vaccination Certificate
Smarties or alternative
Resources: Vaccination Certificate – you can make your own – or use the one in Appendix Instructions:

The Scouts have to pass a medical fitness test before they are allowed a Smartie Vaccination.
Build an indoor or outdoor obstacle course - balancing on benches, crawling under a groundsheet,
climbing over tables, walking a distance with something (empty bucket or book) on head, running round
the HQ.
For each Scout who completes the course, give out a Vaccination Certificate with their Smarties
Additional Information:
Check if any young people have any allergies (if Smarties are not suitable, substitute them for something
Carry out a Risk assessment prior to the activity
Have enough adults to supervise the obstacle course for safety

Healthy Eating
Fruit Faces
Short description: A healthy eating competition
Variety of fruit
Instructions: - Give each Scout a plate and a selection of fruit (sliced oranges, pineapple chunks, halved
cherries, sliced kiwi fruit etc.)
- Allow five minutes for them to create a face from their fruit
- Decide on the smiliest face or the silliest face or the face using the widest range of fruit
- Do they know why this is a healthy plate of food?
- They can now eat their faces!

AIDS Awareness - How much do you know?
Short description: A simple way to learn some basic facts in a fun active method
Equipment: 1 chair per participant
- Print out the cards in Appendix 3
- Everyone (apart from one) sits on chairs in a circle with the cards in the middle
- One young person stands in the middle and reads out the first card
- Young people change places if they think they know the answer
- The person in the middle has to try to find a spare seat
- The young person who read out the question then reads out the fact
- The person now without a chair reads out the next card and so on, until all cards have been read
Additional Information: In the South African Scout Association they have a badge for their Scouts
who undertake AIDS Awareness. More information can be found at

Activity name:       An Imaginary Animal
Short description: An activity to invent an animal and suggest what it needs to survive and stay healthy
- Tell the Scouts that a new animal has been discovered – it could be a pet or it could be a working animal
- They are now going to tell the rest of the group about the animal which they have discovered
- They will have to decide what it needs to eat, where it lives, what it does, what sound it makes, and so
on. They also have to give it a name
- After a period of discussion and practice in their teams they have to introduce their animal to the rest of
the group.
- They can appoint one Scout as the „lecturer‟ and another as the „keeper‟ or „carer‟. The lecturer could
interview the keeper about the animal. Meanwhile the rest of the team have to be the animal – perhaps
one for its back leg and another its front, or it may have six arms or two heads! The animal behaves in
the way that the Six have decided making the appropriate noises, movements etc.

Activity name:          Leprosy - sensation loss in fingers
Short description: A way to teach Scouts what it feels like to slowly loose the sensation in your fingers.
18 to 24 plastic cups or yoghurt pots per team
1 pack of playing cards per team
1 pair of thin plastic gloves per team
1 pair washing-up gloves per team
1 pair knitted gloves per team
1 pair gardening gloves per team
- This activity will be done twice.
- Line the Scouts up in teams for a relay.
- At the far end of the room place 18 to 24 plastic cups or yoghurt pots and a pack of cards for each
- On the word 'go' the first Scout of each team runs to the far end of the room and places a cup on the
floor. On return the next Scout runs up and places a playing card on the cup. Continue placing alternate
cups and cards until only one tower is standing. That team wins.

- Second time play the game the same way but this time each Scout must put on a pair of gloves to
simulate loss of feeling in the fingers. Have at least 4 different thicknesses of gloves for each team. A thin
pair, a washing-up pair, a woollen pair and a gardening pair for example.
- Which team can build a tower now?
Additional Information: Place the gloves with the Scouts so they can have them on when it is their
turn to 'go'.

When the Scouts find it is very difficult to build the tower of cups and cards with the gloves on remind
them that this is what it feels like to loose the feelings in your fingers through Leprosy or frostbite.

Word searches / Crosswords

You can make up your own Word Searches and Crosswords – or if you would like to look on the web – here are some links:

Free Word searches on the web:

This link is to a Word Search generator:

This link is to a Cross Word generator:

You can use some of the quizzes in this handout or make up some true / false quizzes that could be used as a basis for a game.

A large world map might help the Scouts understand where UNICEF is helping and why these areas have problems. Have a look at
this web page:-
Scout’s Own
Explain to your Scouts what a Scout‟s Own is.   Encourage them to take part and even write it.
Here is an example of one you could use

Theme – Equality

Song – Kumbaya
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya,                  "Kumba" = roll arms
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya,                  " ya" = hold out open hands
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya,                  "Lord" = cross body with right arm from
Oh Lord, kumbaya.                           left shoulder to right hip

Someone's laughing Lord, Kumbaya,           "laughing" = draw big smiling mouth
Someone's laughing Lord, Kumbaya,           across face with hand
Someone's laughing Lord, Kumbaya,
Oh Lord, Kumbaya.

Someone's singing Lord, Kumbaya,            singing" = hold hands either side of
Someone's singing Lord, Kumbaya,            mouth as if to shout
Someone's singing Lord, Kumbaya,
Oh Lord, Kumbaya.

Someone's praying Lord, Kumbaya,            "praying" = hands together in prayer
Someone's praying Lord, Kumbaya,
Someone's praying Lord, Kumbaya,
Oh Lord, Kumbaya.

Reading – Martin Luther King
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted and every hill and mountain shall be made low.
The rough places will be made plain and the crooked places will be made straight….
With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountains of despair the stone of hope. With this faith we
will be able to work together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing we will be free one day…
When we allow freedom to ring from every town and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we
will be able to speed up that day when all of God‟s children, black and white men.
Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and using in the words of the old
Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Great God Almighty, we are free at last.” ‟

Prayer - Travelling
Lord of Journeyings
When I have to travel
Far from my home
And I experience
A separation from my culture and people
Remind me that I have a special opportunity
To proclaim your presence in all places
And your good news of peace to all nations
Join me to those I love back home
And to those I meet close by in thy name

Song – Kumbaya
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya,                  "Kumba" = roll arms
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya,                  " ya" = hold out open hands
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya,                  "Lord" = cross body with right arm from
Oh Lord, kumbaya.                           left shoulder to right hip

Someone's laughing Lord, Kumbaya,           "laughing" = draw big smiling mouth
Someone's laughing Lord, Kumbaya,           across face with hand
Someone's laughing Lord, Kumbaya,
Oh Lord, Kumbaya.

Someone's singing Lord, Kumbaya,           singing" = hold hands either side of
Someone's singing Lord, Kumbaya,           mouth as if to shout
Someone's singing Lord, Kumbaya,
Oh Lord, Kumbaya.

Someone's praying Lord, Kumbaya,           "praying" = hands together in prayer
Someone's praying Lord, Kumbaya,
Someone's praying Lord, Kumbaya,
Oh Lord, Kumbaya.

Written by the late Kevin Carter a photographer who reported on and saw some of the horrors that famine
can bring

Dear God
I promise I will never waste my food no matter how bad it can taste and how full I may be. I pray that He
will protect this little boy, guide and deliver him away from his misery. I pray that we will be more
sensitive towards the world around us and not be blinded by our own selfish nature and interests.

Song - I've got that BP spirit
I've got that BP spirit
Here in my head,
Here in my head,
Here in my head,
I've got that BP spirit
Here in my head,
Here in my head to stay.

I've got that BP spirit
Here in my heart,
Here in my heart,
Here in my heart,
I've got that BP spirit
Here in my heart,
Here in my heart to stay.

I've got that BP spirit
Here in my toes,
Here in my toes,
Here in my toes,
I've got that BP spirit
Here in my toes,
Here in my toes to stay.

I've got   that BP spirit
All over   me,
All over   me,
All over   me,
I've got   that BP spirit
All over   me,
All over   me to stay.

Here are some ideas for fund raising – you can however just donate your subs from the evening to the
Good Turn Appeal.

1. Invite your Scouts and leaders to make a donation in exchange for wearing different clothes to their
   meetings. Or why not be more innovative and wear hats, wigs or slippers … the choice is yours.

2. Invite Scouts to make dishes from different countries and bring them to the meeting for others to
   taste and buy. Favourite cakes are also an option! The internet provides lots of recipes. How about
   selling the Rice Crispy cakes make by the beaver scouts?

3. Hold a group quiz for the Scouts, leaders or parents. Why not try something more unusual like a raffle
   where the main prize is to exchange places with the Akela for a meeting?

4. Have a Jar of Grace – the Scouts and parents have a special jar into which they can drop a coin
   whenever they have a meal

5. Organize a talent show and ask for donations from the audience. Comedians, dancers and musicians
   can all get involved and you never know, you may discover the next big thing.

6. Sponsored activities always work well as only a few pence can add up to a considerable amount of
   money per Scout, and they enjoy the challenge.
   Here are some ideas that could be carried out:
    Treasure hunt where Scouts collect a set list of items (e.g. a button, a feather, a leaf, etc) and are
      sponsored for each item they collect;
    Obstacle course – as in the Vaccination game.
    Helping Hands where Scouts carry out simple chores and get sponsored for each completed task.
      The tasks themselves can vary according to age groups and can include helping to carry shopping,
      tidying their bedrooms, washing dishes, etc.
    The Scouts have to collect 100 items – or perhaps tie 100 knots -

7. Match box challenge - each Scout is given an empty matchbox and a sponsorship form. They have to
   try and get as many objects in the matchbox as possible and get sponsors to guess how many they
   will get and make a donation per item (if possible).
   The objects must all be inside the box and not sellotaped to the outside and there can only be one of
   each object.

8. Raingutter Regatta - This activity can be used as a fund-raiser for a summer fete. Set up an even
   number (at least 4) gutters, the participants supply the £1 coins, with the winner of each heat taking
   half the money and the Group keeping the other half.

There are loads more things you could do to raise money to donate to UNICEF – just



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