Out and About Challenge 2024 – Grow and Explore

This year our Out and About Challenge is all about farming, agriculture and sustainability!

Join us in spending a glorious summer growing sunflowers, getting muddy in allotments, learning how to herd sheep and picnicking with Scottish produce!

Grow and Explore will help you discover more about the food we eat, why it’s important to use fresh local produce when you can, and encourage you to try growing your own.

How does it work?

There are two sections for this badge:

  1. Outdoor activities
  2. Indoor activities

To get your badge, please complete 2 activities. At least 1 of the activities you complete should be from the outdoor activities section.

You can adapt the suggested activities to your local area, your unit and the abilities of your girls.

Don’t forget!

As always, please take note of the environmental and safety precautions, and remember to follow the relevant Girlguiding procedures. Check out the activity pack for more information.

We can’t wait to see what everyone gets up to! Share any posts on social media with us by tagging @GirlguidingScot and using #GrowAndExplore2024

If you have an idea for next year’s Out and About theme, let us know! You can email ideas to

Download the challenge pack

Check out the activity pack for more information. You can download the plain text version here.

Get the Badge

Pre-order your Grow and Explore badge now!

Scarecrow Competition

As part of this year’s Out and About challenge, we’re inviting units to take part in our scarecrow competition. Scarecrows are an important part of farming life and we want you to create a scarecrow out of any materials and of any size! You could even see if your local allotment, community garden or farmer would make use of your scarecrow after you’ve made it.


There will be prizes for most creative scarecrow in each category:

  • Rainbows and Brownies
  • Guides and Rangers
  • Adults


Enter as a unit or as an individual by emailing a photo of your entry to by 30 September 2024.