Champions for Nature Challenge

(The examiner to help and guide the Scout to do all the under mentioned activities)

Introduction

The Champions for Nature Challenge is a learning opportunity developed under the Better World Framework and Scouts for SDGs mobilization in partnership with WWF. The Challenge encourages young people to discover more about nature, biodiversity, and sustainable lifestyles, enabling youth to take concrete actions for our planet. It also empowers young people to be active global citizens.

The Champions for Nature Challenge supports the development of a specific set of competencies in young people to adopt responsible behavior towards the environment connected to the Earth Tribe learning paths of Better Choices, and Nature and Biodiversity. This set of competencies is complementary to many others that Scouting recognizes, as well as other recognized by other institutions aligned with Education for Sustainable Development Goals.

By taking up the Champions for Nature Challenge, young people develop their knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) be part of a global youth movement for environmental action.

Be aware

  • Complete the self-assessment of Junior Scout’s knowledge and understanding of the relationship between humans, nature and biodiversity with the help of the badge examiner (Examiner to submit the details and the documents to the Scout)

  • Decide which learning path would Junior Scout like to work on (Better Choices or Nature and Biodiversity) with the help of the badge examiner

  • Complete 3 activities from one of the selected pathways to understand about the selected pathway with the help of badge examiner. (Examiner to educate the Scout on the details of the activities and help him to select the 3 activities that the Scout likes)

List of activities

“Better Choices” pathway

  • Walking with your food glasses on

  • Recycling and Reducing

  • My waste monitoring

“Nature and Biodiversity” pathway

  • Web of Life

  • Discovering Nature with Seek App by INaturalist

  • One Planet

  • Learning about tree planting

Cooperate

  • Plan an environment related community service project at Scout Troop level with the help of Scout Leader and the examiner (with the participation of maximum group of 8 Junior Scouts/ 1 patrol). Contribution from each Junior Scout Should be minimum of 10 service hours.

  • Identify environmental issues or needs in your area Explore possible solutions with fellow Junior Scouts Design an action plan to execute the community project

Act

  • Execute the agreed plans for the service project.

  • Submit a report to the badge examiner on the Service project

  • Share the project on www.scout.org from Scout’s own scout.org account

Project Proposal & Project Report format

Awarding

With the Recommendation of relevant District officials, District Coordinator shall submit the specimen form to the National Head Quarters & National Champions for Nature Challenge coordinator will issue the Badge and the certificate. In the absence of District coordinator, ADC Program will submit the specimen form (report) to the NHQ.

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