From farm to fork

I remember being in the scouting hall...
As part of my D of E program, I found myself going each week to help out with the Cubs. Actually it was quite an enjoyable experience, the noise, the games, the fact they were actually learning too when they were playing. 

A new partner badge has been launched by The Tesco Eat Happy Project in conjunction with The Scout Association for all Beaver Scouts and Cubs Scouts who complete a Farm to Fork Trail, on which they can learn all about how their food is grown or produced.  Stops on the trail include seeing behind the scenes of a Tesco bakery, learning which animals cheese comes from, being taught how to gut a fish and fun challenges like where different fruit and vegetables are grown.

These new badges sound brilliant, a great learning curve for children. There should defiantly be more opportunities for children to go back to basics and learn life skills in this day and age where technology seems to be swamping their brains. 

A poll was taken with The Scout Association asking to list the top 11 skills every 11 year old needs in today world. The top answers:
  1. Know what to do in a first aid emergency
  2. Spend at least one night away camping
  3. Be part of a team
  4. Be able to make new friends
  5. Navigate a short trip with a map and compass
  6. Know how and when to call 999
  7. Know how to cook safely on an open fire
  8. Cook or prepare a healthy meal
  9. Know how to stay safe online
  10. Know how to tie three knots
  11. Tread water for three minutes in a vertical position
Over two-thirds of 11-year-olds know how to stay safe online but just 41% say they know how to cook a healthy meal.

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*contributed by Tesco Eat Happy Project.