Encouraging Cub Scouts across the country to ‘go green’ and think about the impact we are all having on our environment, the Worcester, Bosch Group has joined forces with the Scout Association to set the latest Global Challenge Award badge.
Helping ambitious adventurers to consider easy and fun ways that they can protect the environment at home and on a wider scale, eco-minded Cub Scouts are now able to tackle the four-part challenge badge; which covers topics from energy and water saving through to recycling – showing that being energy-aware can start at any age.
Worcester has also created an accompanying activity pack to help guide Cubs Scouts through each section of the badge. Setting interesting and practical challenges along the way and giving clear information, those taking part can see for themselves how easy it can be to reduce their impact on the planet.
Throughout the four easy-to-follow sections, Cubs are asked to consider ways to save energy in the home, look at the benefits of renewable energy such as solar panels, why and what can be recycled and easy ways we can all save water on a daily basis, through a series of exciting experiments, questions and internet research. They even get to write – and stick to – their own water saving pledge.
Sue Pennington, consumer brand manager at Worcester, Bosch Group said:
“Energy-efficiency is something that is close to our hearts at Worcester and part of all of the products we make. As with many things in life, it is all well and good for people to talk about saving energy but it is really the actions you take in your daily life which will make a difference. The fact that this ‘doing’ part that is so crucial to changing minds and opinions is why Worcester wanted to get involved with the Cub Scouts and this particular challenge badge. Simply turning off lights, not leaving electrical items on standby and thinking about how much water you are using are great habits to have from a young age, and we are delighted to be helping set this thought process in motion.”
“We hope those taking part enjoy working their way through the experiments, word searches and internet tasks, which will certainly put them through their paces!”
To find out more about Worcester’s Global Challenge Award badge and how keen Cub Scout groups can get involved or download the activity pack visit www.scouts.org.uk/bosch
To find out more about Worcester, Bosch Group’s energy-efficient and renewable heating products visit www.worcester-bosch.co.uk