Blog / March 25th, 2021

Buzz about Anglia – Bee A Leading Light

In January 2021, we launched our ‘Buzz about Anglia’ challenge to celebrate our 50th birthday. The challenge includes 6 themes, you can find more about the challenge and the idea behind it here Buzz About Anglia challenge.

Bee A Leading Light is one of the 6 themes and will be the focus for the months of September and October. However, for those members that want to get this theme completed before then or wish to plan long term, we have selected a number of activities to get you started.

Bee a Leading light – Lead the way on those things that are important to you or those around you.

This theme encourages our members to lead by example and speak up on the things that matter to them. You can use the suggested activities within this blog to inspire you, but also feel empowered to come up with your own suggestions and make it your own.

If you are doing this as a unit or group, ask your members what they would like to do. Don’t worry if it’s something you know nothing about, there will be advice available to you and people who can help.


Look at the environment and think of ways you can make small changes to help. Useful Unit Meeting Activities (UMA’s) to support this are:

  • Rainbows – Natures Neighbours 

  • Brownies – Trash fashion 

  • Guides – Carbon Calculator 

  • Rangers – Plastic Fantastic

Or why not create your own environmental challenge? Some ideas are: 

  • Litter pick.

  • Garden tidy.

  • Talk to local councillor/ parish council to see what support you can give to the local environment.  

  • Do some research in to recycling and ensure you’re recycling everything you can. Share your new knowledge with family and friends.

  • Contact a local environmental charity and find out what you can do to support them or raise their profile. 

Don’t forget to try and share your stories with a local paper or on social media to be a local leading light for your community. Media and communications support is available within your county or at region level if you need it. Remember to always have permissions to share other peoples images and information.

Download our challenge record sheet here to keep track of which themes you have completed.

You can find the Buzz About Anglia challenge badge here.