Celebrating the new Gruffalo Explorers books, fun fact-filled nature spotter guides, The Gruffalo is partnering the Beaver My Outdoors Challenge Award, bringing clever ideas and new activities to this challenge. The Gruffalo Explorers Nature Trail books are excited to be partnering the My Outdoors Challenge Award, helping Beavers earn a badge that is all about nature and the great outdoors.

Exciting update - it's Gruffalo's birthday! Theme your camp

If you are planning your camps for the summer why not take the opportunity to theme a day with the fantastic resources Macmillan have produced to celebrate Gruffalo's 20th birthday! You have until the end of the year to complete your camp and receive the blanket badge however we think it makes the most amount of sense to do the camps this Spring/Summer when the weather is nicer! 

You can celebrate the Gruffalo's 20th birthday by running your very own Gruffalo Explorers Celebration Camp! 

The Gruffalo turns 20 this year, and Macmillan Children's Book is giving every Beaver group the chance to complete their My Outdoors Challenge Award whilst also throwing a Gruffalo birthday party! 

Sign up now to be sent an exciting bundle of Gruffalo party materials, including:

  • Badge Requirement Resources
  • Gruffalo Birthday Activity Sheets and other materials including bunting
  • An exclusive Gruffalo Explorer Blanket Badge for each child in your group - only people who run a Gruffalo Explorer Cerebration Camp will get one of these badges!

Signing up for the camps is easy - you just need to email [email protected] with the following information:

- Date the camp will run

- Leader name

- Group information (Beavers/Cubs/Scouts)

- Number of children in group

- Address to send pack to 

And they will get your pack sent out and you can start your celebration!

Note: We are now at capacity for badges - The first 350 submissions have been snapped up already! Anyone who signs up after this number has been allocated will still receive all the sheets you need to work towards your Beaver My Outdoors Challenge Award as well as some Gruffalo birthday activity sheets but not the blanket badges.

Post: We are so pleased that so many of you are interested in the Gruffalo party packs! Unfortunately due to the high number of requests there are a few delays, so if your camp is coming up soon as you haven’t yet received our pack then let us know by email [email protected].

Beaver My Outdoors Challenge Award

To help Beavers earn the My Outdoor Challenge Award, there are activity sheets and ideas that meet the badge requirements for you to download.

Gruffalo Easter treats recipe

Knot tying

Make a leaf crown

Make a bird feeder

Make a cosy nest

Nature identification chart

Gruffalo song

Gruffalo tea time recipes

The name game

Woodland art

Make Do Share Sept 15 - A walk in the woods game

Make Do Share Sept 16 - Gruffalo Crumble recipes

Make Do Share March 18 - Make a butterfly garden

Make Do Share November 2018 - Knots

Make Do Share April 2019 - The power of wind

Let us know how you get on by tagging @UKScouting and @TheRealGruffalo on Twitter.

The Gruffalo, The Witch and The Warthog Show

This Easter break, come and see Julia Donaldson live on stage as she brings her stories to life with songs, puppetry and a touch of magic! 

Featuring six of her books including The Gruffalo, The Ugly Five and the newly-released The Cook and the King. 

Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out!

Showing at The Haymarket in Basingstoke 7-9 April: purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=THEANVIL&organ_val=31947&event_val=H911&patronid=&

Showing at Underbelly Festival Southbank London 11-13 April: www.underbellyfestival.com/whats-on/the-gruffalo-the-witch-and-the-warthog-with-julia-donaldson#calendar-04-2019 

About The Gruffalo

First published in 1999 by Macmillan Children’s Books, The Gruffalo is a modern classic. Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the book has been translated into over 60 different languages and has sold over 13.5 million copies.

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Gruffalo Explorer Nature Trail books

The Gruffalo Explorers Nature Trail books are handily sized activity books perfect for the Beaver age group and fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved character, The Gruffalo. They are full of great activities that are based around seeing and engaging with nature and the outside world.

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About Macmillan

Macmillan Publishing publishes the best in children’s books, including best-selling and award-winning authors and illustrators, such as Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, the current Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell and Frank Cottrell Boyce.

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Macmillan Publishing are an official partner for Cubs100, celebrating the Wildest Birthday Ever!