Beavers at Home

Welcome to the ‘Beavers at Home‘ page. A page designed for leaders and parents to come and discover new ideas of the scouting things that can be done at home.

We are currently working on this page. Please check back soon for fun filled adventures!

In the meantime, why don’t you have a look at the district Facebook page… Full of things to do at home… https://www.facebook.com/groups/366372900496932/

OSM – Badges at Home

The ‘Badges At Home’ feature allows members to complete badges at home by viewing any resources and introductory videos or text you provide them, and then uploading evidence to prove they’ve completed the requirements.

Enable it by going to Settings – Parent Portal Settings – Badges.

Select the ‘Enable for selected badges’ option if you plan on uploading resources for badges, or ‘Enable for all badges’ if you are providing instructions by other means

Setting up a badge

To provide instructions for badges, open up a badge and click ‘Badges At Home’ at the top-right.

Please then upload any introductory material – this could be a video of you introducing the badge, or teaching your members how to do it. It can also be other resources such as instruction sheets.

Please also write a brief introduction to the badge.

Finally, if you chose to enable each badge individually, click the switch at the top to enable it when you are ready

Emailing

Once you have set up all the badges that you’d like to do, you should tell your members about the system.

Go to Members – Personal Details and select everyone, click Send Email, and use the Special Content button to send people a link to the badges area.

Parents will receive an email with a link that they can click and then either create an account if they haven’t used the system yet, or they can just login if they have an account.

Parent Preview

Parents can click a badge and click the ‘Complete At Home’ button to use this functionality.

This will open up a tab that gives them your text instructions, any videos or resources you have uploaded, and all the requirements in the badge that they have not completed.

They should then complete the requirements and take photos or make a video showing you what they’ve done.

They should then upload the evidence – the first time they do this, they are asked if they give consent for you to share the uploads among other members and parents in your section. All shared media will appear in the “Other Members’ Uploads” tab at the top of the page.

After they upload the evidence, they should then tick which requirements they think they covered

Reviewing

Go to ‘Badges’ – ‘Badges At Home’ to see a list of badges with things to review.

As a one-time process, please click the Notifications button to get notifications when things are uploaded or comments are added by parents.

Then open up a badge and you’ll see at a glance how many uploads, requirements, and comments have been made by each member – click a member to see what they did.

Review the evidence and then either confirm the requirements or reject them, and please use the comments area to congratulate them, or to explain why you rejected a requirement.

If the parents have given consent to share their uploads, there will be a ‘Share’ button – please use that to share entertaining or impressive uploads – this will help create a virtual community around this badge within your section.

You can see and remove shared uploads in the Shared Uploads tab.

Note – all evidence is automatically deleted after 30 days, and comments are removed after 90 days

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