so .... 69 activity badges, 9 challenge badges .... they can't hope to do all of that in normal weekly meetings ....
ok so a lot of the badges are more for air or sea scouts, things our lads and lasses are unlikely to ever do
and there are badges that take place over a period of time
and part of the IT staged badges required use of the Internet, which we don't have at the scout hut
so do you give scouts things to do "in their own time", ie, "homework"??
for example - the writer badge asks them to write 500 words about something - do you encourage them to do it, ask them to do it, or wait for one of them to say "hey, i wrote a story ..." or "hey, i keep a diary about this and that ..."?
and the staged IT badge asks them to do use a search engine etc - we don't have internet in the scout hut, so what about giving them a task to carry out from home (if they want to)?