Gruffalo Explorer

Celebrating the new Gruffalo Explorers books, fun fact-filled nature spotter guides, The Gruffalo is partnering the Beaver My Outdoors Challenge Award, bringing clever ideas and new activities to this challenge.


Calling all Gruffalo Nature Explorers! Win your leader’s height in books. All you need to do is write a short rhyme about the great outdoors.

Send your entries to by 16th October 2015 for a chance to win.*


My Outdoors Challenge AwardGruffalo Beaver Outdoor Challenge Badge

The Gruffalo Explorers Nature Trail books are excited to be partnering the My Outdoors Challenge Award, helping Beavers earn a badge that is all about nature and the great outdoors.

To help leaders and Beavers earn the award, there are activity sheets and ideas meeting badge requirements for you to download.

Make a leaf crown
Make a bird feeder
Make a cosy nest
Nature identification chart
Gruffalo song
Gruffalo tea time recipes
The name game
Woodland art

Let us know how you get on by tagging @UKScouting and @TheRealGruffalo on Twitter.

Badge as seen will be available from end of September 2015.

The Gruffalo

First published in 1999 by Macmillan Children’s Books, The Gruffalo is a modern classic. Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the book has been translated into over 60 different languages and has sold over 13.5 million copies.

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Gruffalo Explorer Nature Trail books

The Gruffalo Explorers Nature Trail books are handily sized activity books perfect for the Beaver age group and fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved character, The Gruffalo. They are full of great activities that are based around seeing and engaging with nature and the outside world.

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* Terms and conditions. Competition open to UK TSA members only. Prize to include a range of books by Gruffalo creator Julia Donaldson. All entries to be receied by 16th October 2015.