Important news about Farm to Fork Trails 

We have enjoyed a successful partnership with Tesco over the last three years.  Almost 100,000 Beaver and Cubs have taken part in the Farm to Fork Trails to earn their badge and help them have a healthier and happier relationship with food. 

After January 2018, the Farm to Fork trails will stop running. Leaders can still take part in their two other initiatives such as Bags of Help and Community Food Connection.

Any questions, please email [email protected]


What if I have already booked a Farm to Fork Trail with my local Tesco store?

Tesco will keep running all Farm to Fork Trails up to 31 January 2018. If your Trail is booked before then please attend the trail. However, after this date Tesco cannot guarantee that your Farm to Fork Trail can take place.

For Trails booked from February 2018 onwards, please get in touch with your local Tesco store to find out if they can accommodate your Group.

I’d like to take my Beavers and Cubs to Farm to Fork Trail before they finish on 31 January 2018 –Can i still book?

Unfortunately the online booking facility has now closed. Please contact your local Tesco store to see if they can accomodate your Group.

Leaders can still take part in their two other initiatives - the Community Food Connection and Bags of Help.

The Tesco Eat Happy Project is partnered with the Scout Association and 100,000 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 help them have a healthier and happier relationship with food

Here is a list of the trails which Beaver and Cubs can take part in:

Explore the Store

On this popular trail, Beavers and Cubs learn where their food comes from by exploring the fruit and vegetable aisle, the bakery and fish counters and chillers, as well as tasting some exciting new food.  Depending on the store, Beavers and Cubs will get the chance to:

  • Touch, smell and taste different types of fruit and vegetables and learn where and how they grow.
  • Go behind the scenes and meet the baker to learn how bread is made.
  • Visit the cheese counter and get to taste different cheeses.
  • Have a close encounter with some fresh fish.
  • Experience parts of the supermarket customers don't get to see, such as the warehouse and chillers.

Healthy Eating

Helps young people 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!


Beavers and Cubs will learn all about this important subject and why it matters. 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.

Food for Fuel

This trail encourages Beavers and Cubs to connect the relationship between food, energy and exercise, and learn how good hydration benefits our bodies.  Here’s what we will cover:

  • Beavers and Cubs will learn about the global nature of sport and then relate it to the global nature of our food.
  • They will investigate unusual fruit from sporting nations like Brazil. 
  • The class will explore the importance of keeping hydrated as well as creating their own fruit-flavoured water.
  • They will focus on what athletes need to ensure they're competing at their very best, and learn how to read nutritional labels.

Watch and learn more about the partnership!

Additional activities

Make Do Share Autumn 15 - Taste test activity

Make Do Share Spring 16 - Bread activity

Make Do Share Autumn 16 - Campfire recipes

Make Do Share Winter 16 - Sugar hunt activity

If you’re looking for more healthy eating activities to do with your Beavers and Cubs, there are more than a thousand on The Tesco Eat Happy Project website, so take a look.

Keep in touch!

We would love to hear from you! Please tell us about your Farm To Fork Trail email us [email protected]

or share your Farm to Fork experiences and photos online by tweeting @UKScouting @Tesco, using the hashtag #scouttrails

Read about Parbrook Cubs visit to their local Tesco store

‘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 bread rolls are produced. The whole area smelt absolutely delicious!

At the fruit and veg aisle, we had to hunt for 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

Knowledge around how to lead a healthy lifestyle, including good nutrition, is what provides the essential building blocks for young people to become independent young adults, with the ability to achieve their goals in life. By giving our Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts the opportunity to learn about food and where it comes from, we will help to reinforce healthy eating habits at an early age, which not only helps to develop that young person but also society as a whole, as we create healthy citizens for the future  
Hannah Kentish, UK Youth Commissioner, The Scout Association

Testimonials on Twitter!


@EatHappyProject @UKScouting we have taken part in the chelmsford branch and our Cubs had a wonderful evening a big thank you


@UKScouting this is great to hear, I’m an employee at Tesco head office and an assistant scout leader, great news!


@TescoMedia @BearGrylls@UKScouting took our Pack, 1st Comber, to our local Tesco for this programme. Very interesting and kid friendly

Tesco Bags of Help- Criterial extended so funding now available for local community projects 

Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative sees charities and community groups awarded grants to fund local projects across England, Scotland and Wales.

Tesco has recently extended the criterial so that funding is now accessible to any local project that brings benefits to the community (previously the scheme only supported outdoor projects). Charities and community groups can apply for funding by visiting

Over 1600 local projects will be awarded a grant every two months – grant sizes vary from £1,000 to £4,000, with Tesco customers deciding which projects receive the most cash by voting in store.

Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has provided over £27 million to more than 3500 local community projects. Find out more by visiting

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