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.

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

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

Competition Time!

The change of seasons is upon us. Get creative with your Beaver section by using falling Autumn leaves, sticks and outdoor materials to create a woodland scene, and add the Gruffalo characters using the sheet below. The winning image will win the colony an outdoor adventure activity in the local area worth £1000.

Download your Gruffalo character sheet here. 

*Terms and Conditions: 1) The prize is to win £1000 towards an outdoor activity for your colony in your local area, to be decided by Macmillan when the winner has been selected. 2) The competition will run from 00:01 on Tuesday 10th October until midnight on 30th November 2017 4) Multiple entries per Beaver colony are permitted. 5) Entries must either be emailed digitally to [email protected] or posted to Partnerships, The Scout Association, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, E4 7QW. 6) All competition entries must be received by the closing date. 7) The competition entries will be judged following the closing date by Macmillan Publishers. 8) A date for the outdoor adventure activity will be agreed upon in the spring or summer 2018.

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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