It’s important that we stay active and spend time outdoors while practising social distancing. Spending time outside and getting fresh air is helpful for both our physical health and mental well-being. The Outdoor Adventure Skills competencies are a simple way to enjoy the benefits of the outdoors that you might already be missing!
Take hiking. You might not be able to head out with your friends for a weekend hike, but you can make the most of your time at home by improving your hiking kit. Start by packing for a day hike and ensuring you have all the right equipment. Do you have everything you need? You can even look at what you need for your own personal survival kit and add missing items you can find around your home.
We can also still spend time outside while practising social distancing. Take an outdoor walk or just explore your backyard, while taking the time to identify the plants, animals and animal tracks you see.
Bring Scouting to your backyard, or even indoors, by practising your shelter-building with stuff you find around the house. Would your shelter keep you safe, warm and dry? Try planning a healthy camp meal or menu for your next trip, or even make a nutritious meal at home!