Race Round the World

Update: 24th November 2020:

About the #RaceRoundTheWorld

Race Round the World

We’re going to join in with The Scouts Race Round The World: an epic, sponsored challenge, to raise money for 500+ Scout Groups hit hardest by COVID-19. Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, explains more.

This is a call to everyone in the Group – all young people and their families, to join in with a bit of friendly competition between the sections. Monies raised will be used to help Groups which are struggling financially because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Group will be given 20% of the funds we raise through our teams, but we’re not going to be keeping it. York Mosque Scouts started up just before the first lock-down started, as a result getting on their feet has been difficult. For this reason we’ll be supporting this Group in our own District.

There are four national teams, one for each section (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts), racing each other to see who can be the first to travel the 43,000 miles to get round the world. Everyone who takes part will be “following” the route shown on The Scouts website. We’re encouraging everyone to take on as many miles as they can manage.

Remember, if you’re going out walking stick to the rules around social distancing, this is exercise, but even though you are in a virtual team, you cannot do this activity together at the moment. Why not take pictures of what you’re doing or where you get to and put the on social media so your team mates can see what you’re doing?

Join in with the Race Round the World!

What do you need to do to join in?

  1. Travel a mile or more (you don’t have to physically complete your miles – have a look at other fun activities you could try)
  2. Set your target and get sponsored (set up your own fundraising page by following the team links below)
  3. Log your miles (and help your team get all the way round the world!)
  4. Parents will receive an invitation by email to register to donate on the enthuse fundraising website, the event is in the parent portal too or you can join a team by clicking on the images below.
  5. Tag any social media posts with #RaceRoundTheWorld and @dringyscouts to show how you’re doing (and to help spread the word far and wide!)

Click on the images below to open the fundraising pages for each section.

Team Beavers Race Round the World
Team Beavers: Race Round the World
Team Scouts: Race Round the World
Team Scouts: Race Around the World
Team Cubs: Race Round the World
Team Cubs: Race Round The World
Team Explorers: Race Round the World
Team Explorers: Race Around the World

Our distance travelled will be added to that of the national teams every few days, so you don’t need to do that yourself, just enter the distance you travel in the form below. We’ll be updating the chart on the right every few days as well, so check back often!

Log Your Miles
Please enter the name of the section you are a member of
Please enter the number of miles you have travelled so far or since your last upload. E.g. if you have walked 10 miles in total, but have previously uploaded 5 miles then only upload 5 miles.

How’s each team in the Group doing?

Need Help Getting Started?

Here are a couple of videos to help you get started:

How to join one of the teams and set up your own fundraising page:

How to log your miles:


How do we make donations?

Any donations should be made via the team pages shown above (you can either just donate or register to join the team).

What will happen to the funds raised?

The Scouts will be distributing the funds raised to Scout Groups which are in financial difficulty enabling them to continue to provide services in their areas. The Group will be given 20% of all the funds directly raised through our teams, we will be donating all of that to York Mosque Scouts.

How far do I have to walk?

As far as you like, the further you go the better your team will do in the Group competition. You don’t even have to go out if you don’t want to, there are other ways of covering the distance.

Is there a badge for this activity?

Yes there is and the Group will be ordering badges once we know how many have taken part. Log your distance travelled above to be on the list. Badges cost £1.10 each.

If I have any other questions who do I ask?

Contact your section leader or use the contact form on this site to send us a message.