If every Scout in the UK recycled one more milk bottle, it would save enough energy to power a primary school for nine and a half weeks, helping to improve the environment - but we need your help.

Could you be the best recycler in your area while helping your family understand recycling more? There are prizes up for grabs too!

Calling all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, are you up for a recycling challenge?

Recycle Now is challenging Scouts of all ages to help their families and friends understand more about what to recycle around the home.
Find the fun in recycling plastics, paper, card, metals and glass items from around the home by taking part in our challenge, and you could win a brilliant prizes for your section. Cubs and Scouts can also use the challenge to work towards the requirements of the Environmental Conservation Activity Badge.

The challenge

To join in the challenge, Scouts should:

  1. Recycle as many items as they can and document the items along the way using the weekly recycling report sheet available below.
  2. Hand the sheet in at each meeting so your leader can update your section's amazing efforts on the dedicated online recycling portal.
  3. Track how much your section has recycled and how it compares to other Scouts on the recycling league table.

The section to recycle the most number of items per person and finish top of the league table will win a tour of a recycling plant and a fantastic goody bag full of prizes from Recycle Now*.

There's more...

Share your photos and videos of your creative recycling activities with us via partnerships@scouts.org.uk and you could be in with a chance to win an iPad*!

Please download and read the full terms and conditions for the challenge and competition.

NB. The competition element of Recycle Now's Scout challenge is open to Scouts in England and Wales only. We'd love for Scouts in Northern Ireland and Scotland to get involved by using the portal and resources to learn more about recycling.

Resources and information

Get started by registering on the Scouts Recycle portal scoutsrecycle.org.uk
Download the Leader Guide for full details on how to get involved.
Download your Recycling Facts and Tips sheet and Weekly Reporting sheet.

Share your success on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #ReadySetRecycle

About Recycle Now

Find out more about Recycle Now at recyclenow.com and recycleforwales.org.uk.

Ready, set, recycle!