The Tesco Eat Happy Project is delighted to be celebrating our one year anniversary with The Scout Association. So far over 20,000 Beavers and Cubs have taken part in a Farm to Fork trail – that’s incredible.

Beavers and Cubs are invited to take part in a local fun and free Farm to Fork Trail, to gain hands-on experience learning about where food comes from. On the popular Explore the Store trail, Beavers and Cubs can continue to see behind the scenes of a Tesco bakery, taste different types of cheese and learn how to gut a fish. This trail awards Beavers and Cubs with a Farm to Fork blanket badge.

New trails for 2016

Join us for our new Healthy Eating and Sustainability trails, that also help Beavers and Cubs work towards requirement of a range of activity badges and awards.

To book your Beavers or Cubs on a trail, register at The Tesco Eat Happy Project website. You can then search for your local Tesco store. Just enter your postcode on the Farm to Fork page to see what’s nearby and then request a visit. You will be contacted by your local Farm to Fork Trail Guide who will arrange for your Beavers or Cubs to come into store for a food adventure.

Each Beaver or Cub will receive a Farm to Fork fun badge and after the trail your group can take away an activity to explore at home.

Explore the kitchen
Explore the kitchen (Welsh version)

Additional activities

Autumn Half term activity book
Delicious dampers recipe
Where does it grow? activity / Beaver (Leaders sheet) / Cubs (Leaders sheet)
Design a festive feast activity

Hints and tips

Strawberry fun facts
Pineapple fun facts
Safe chopping advice

Read about Parbrook Cubs visit to their local Tesco store


Our new Healthy Eating Trail helps children understand the importance of balancing different types of food to stay healthy. Here’s a taste of what we’ll cover:

  • Colourful fruit and vegetables – Learn how to get 5-a-day by exploring the rainbow of fresh, frozen and tinned produce
  • Simply sugar – Discover the different types of sugar, what sugar can do to our teeth and how to read nutritional content charts.
  • Snack happy – Taste and rate a variety of healthy snacks and understand why we eat them.
  • Make it healthy – Get hands-on by inventing and tasting your very own magic muesli and taking it back to school with you!

Over the last few years, sustainability has become an important topic. In our carefully designed Sustainability Trail, we’ll explore four main topics:

  • Topic taster – Learn to recognise sustainability logos, and understand what they mean to help care for our world
  • Curious cocoa – Explore where chocolate comes from, understand the chocolate-making process and taste the difference between white, milk and dark chocolate
  • Beautiful bananas – Discover where bananas are grown and understand different levels of ripeness
  • Fascinating fish – think about where fish comes from, whether farmed, wild, freshwater or sea, and name packaged and counter fish

Keep in touch

Share your Farm to Fork experiences and photos online by tweeting @UKScouting @EatHappyProject using the hashtag #scouttrails or #LetsCookalong

‘We visited our local Tesco store in Plymouth where we were warmly greeted by the Community Services Assistant Jan. After donning our white hats, we were taken on our special behind the scenes tour of the bakery, where we saw how the jam was put into the doughnuts and how bread rolls are produced. The whole area smelt absolutely delicious!
At the fruit and veg aisle, we had to hunt got items that grew in the ground, on a tree or on a vine or bush. We got to try some of the exotic fruits too.

We headed to the refrigeration areas and after just 1 minute in the -24 freezer, our noses were red and we were all jumping around to try and stay warm. Brr! Our last two counters were the fish and the cheese. We held a sprat fish, poked a trout in the mouth, and squeezed a squid and held langoustine. The poor crab on the counter was so overwhelmed his claws dropped off. At the end of the trail Jan handed us a Beaver goody bag with the Farm to Fork badge, which as Jan pointed out, can only be awarded if we took part in the trail. Overall, it was an excellent trip!’

29th Plymouth Scouts Group Beavers, March 2015

About The Tesco Eat Happy Project

The Eat Happy Project is Tesco’s long-term commitment to help children have a healthier and happier relationship with food.
To make this change, Tesco is working to give young people the tools they need to live a healthy life and make better decisions about what they put on their plates.

To find out more, visit