Gold award - Part two guidance during Covid-19

Here's some guidance on how to help girls complete their Gold award challenges during Covid-19 restrictions

22 September 2020

We recognise it can be challenging for girls to complete part two of their Gold award during Covid-19 restrictions.

Here's guidance on how girls can adapt their part two challenge.

Rainbows

Gold award part two requirements

Tell your Rainbow unit all about the special things you’ve tried and learned while at Rainbows.

Covid-19 adaptation

Girls can do this challenge element in virtual meetings or at a social distance as required.

Brownies

Gold award part two requirements

Organise a Brownie meeting activity or create something special for your unit.

Covid-19 adaptation

Girls can do this challenge element in virtual meetings or at a social distance as required.

Guides

Gold award part two requirements

Take part in an outdoor activity or adventure that‘s new to you.

Covid-19 adaptation

Guides can seek to have an outdoor adventure away from her unit, maybe with family. This could be a day in a new part of the countryside she’s never been to, navigating around using a map, trying a new outdoor activity such as paddle boarding or canoeing, or challenging herself by doing a camp in the garden with a bivvy instead of a tent. The outdoor adventure or activity needs to be challenging for the girl. A girl should then share her learnings/run a digital or socially distanced session with her unit following the experience.

Rangers

Gold award part two requirements

Demonstrate your leadership skills by undertaking an activity to support your local community.

Covid-19 adaptation

Girls can do this challenge element digitally or at a social distance as required.

Girls can spend time planning to do their challenge when Covid-19 guidance is lifted or go ahead with it sooner. They can choose a challenge they can do alone and find a way to tell their unit about it afterwards, or they can choose to complete their challenge virtually with others. For example, a girl could set their unit virtual camp challenges, such as cooking outside, creating a collective menu and meal-time experience, and setting virtual login times for everyone to report on their challenges. The online safeguarding requirements mean you’ll need to follow the same leader ratios as you would for online guiding meetings.

 Keep up to date with the latest government advice and the coronavirus guidance in your area so you can give guidance about what kinds of challenges are appropriate.