What could be better than helping others while earning a new activity badge or two? Use skills you've gained through the Scouts and Guides to help change the lives of homeless young people.
Check out our ideas and resources to start raising money and working towards your Fundraiser Activity Badge. We can send you everything you need like balloons, posters, t-shirts, collection tins and buckets.
Ways you can support Centrepoint
- Host a bake sale for your family, friends and neighbours
- Take on a sponsorship challenge like a weekend-long sponsored silence
- Hold your own Sleep Out for Centrepoint.
Help Centrepoint by earning badges
Scout, Beaver, Cub or Explorer Groups
Get up and have fun in the great outdoors. Ask friends and family to sponsor you for camping under canvas.
Nights away badge
Spend a night away at a Scouting activity. A night away doesn’t have to be spent in a tent, you could sleep in a lodge, your school, or even a local museum. Take a look at our Hold your own Sleep Out page for more information.
Community impact badge
Investigate what issues and challenges exist in your chosen community – you could start by looking at our databank for information on homelessness. You should spend at least four hours over three months taking action on your chosen issue. You could donate clothes or food to your local Centrepoint homeless service. Email email@example.com to find out how you can help your local service.
Global issues badge
Help make the world a better place, and learn about important global issues. Get sponsored to spend three days living on food that costs no more than £2 a day. Give others a top tip for cooking cheap meals. You might organise a visit to a foodbank in your local community or read about Centrepoint young people, and consider the challenges faced by homeless people and what factors lead to homelessness.
Inspire people to start supporting a good cause – Centrepoint. Set up a fundraising page and ask friends and family to sponsor your challenge. From cake sales and sponsored walks to quiz nights and dress down days, there are so many amazing ways to raise money while having fun and learning new skills!
Pedal to the medal! Raise money for Centrepoint by cycling a certain distance and improve your cycling skills at the same time. A win-win!
Hill walker badge
Whistle down the wind, increase your stamina and explore the UK’s green and pleasant lands. With others, plan at least five one-day journeys of at least 14km in hilly country and get sponsored to do it.
Event planning badge
Do you have a sharp eye for detail? Do you know what makes a good event great? Show you’ve got what it takes to throw the best party or gathering. Invite friends and family round for a quiz night or coffee morning and ask them to pay entry, then donate the money raised to Centrepoint, it couldn’t be easier! Remember to let them know about the cause and why you’re supporting it.
Volunteering comes in all shapes and sizes. No matter what your skills are or how much time you have, there’s a role for you. You could donate clothes or food to your local Centrepoint homeless service. Whatever you choose to do, it will make a massive impact on the lives of homeless young people. Visit our volunteering page for all the latest opportunities or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help your local service.
Campaigning is about getting your voice heard by people in power, and making change happen. Campaign and make a difference. You could start by looking at our campaign page.
Craftivism involves crafting items that make a statement, advocate for change and challenge injustice. Put down your placards and pick up your craft materials – it’s time to change the world. You could ask people to sponsor you in exchange for one of your homemade items; knitting, crocheting, jewellery making, pottery or painting are all great options.
Speaking out badge
Saying what you think and sharing your opinions is important and speaking out draws attention to something that’s wrong or that you think is worth supporting. Spread the word and make a difference. You could start by looking at Centrepoint’s information on homelessness and let others know why you’re passionate about this cause.
Set up a fundraising page and ask friends and family to sponsor your challenge. From cake sales and sponsored walks to quiz nights and dress down days, there are so many amazing ways to raise money for Centrepoint whilst having fun and learning new skills!
Firefighters, doctors, nurses and superheroes all have something in common, they help others. You could do this too by donating clothes or food to your local Centrepoint homeless service, or choose a fundraising challenge and ask friends and family to sponsor you.
Get out in the great outdoors. Feel the wind in your hair and the mud beneath your feet. Simply choose a location, a date, and a distance and ask friends and family to sponsor you for your walk. You could even camp overnight for an extra challenge! Take a look at our Sleep Out page for more information.
Tell us about what you're up to
Please take a moment to tell us what you have planned. We love hearing about what our supporters are doing for us and it helps us to offer the support and advice you need.
Can we help?
If you need some more inspiration, get in touch with our friendly Events team, who'll be more than happy to help.