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Future Guardians of Cannock Chase

Future Guardians

We want you to become the Future Guardians of Cannock Chase.

Take a look at the activity packs below to find out about the special qualities that define the area and make it unique and how you can get involved to look after it.

Topics include:

  • Habitats and their associated wildlife
  • The Chase Through Time
  • Dark skies (and peace and tranquillity)
  • Our Chase, Our Future (covering the ecosystem services the Chase provides, the need to look after it, and the Cannock Chase code)

Can you become a future guardian?

Below, you will find lots of fun & creative activities you can do to learn more about the importance of Cannock Chase, the different kinds of wildlife that live there, the special landscape & environment & what we can all do to help protect it.

All activities are PDF documents & can be read online or downloaded / printed at home. You may also find then in local libraries across Staffordshire.

Explore the map

Future Guardians Map

Meet our Cannock Chase Bees, Heather and Heathcliffe

Click on the pictures of Heather and Heathcliffe to download fun activity sheets!

Duke of Edinburgh Guide to Cannock Chase

Cannock Chase is a unique place to base a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

This pack is designed to support people who plan to complete their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in and around the Cannock Chase area. In it, you will find suggestions for activities in each of the required award sections as well as maps and a link to an introductory Powerpoint presentation for participants.

Duke of Edinburgh Guide to Cannock Chase Activity Pack

Scouts Challenge Badge

A new activity pack and badge has been launched in Staffordshire! Its aim is to encourage Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers to get outdoors, explore the wonderful countryside on their doorstep, and understand more about Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

The online pack offers over 40 fun and imaginative activities to choose from in order to earn a specially designed ‘Future Guardian of Cannock Chase’ badge. The activities can be carried out with either parents/guardians or Scouting sections.

By working for this badge, sections will explore some of Cannock Chase’s wonderful landscapes and find out lots of amazing facts. They will also learn how to guard this precious place so it stays safe for us all to enjoy in the future.

Scouts Challenge Badge Leader Activity Pack

Scouts Challenge Badge Activity Pack

Girl Guides Challenge Badge

Welcome to a new local activity pack and badge for Girl guiding groups in the Staffordshire region! The ‘Future Guardians of Cannock Chase’ activity pack and badge has been designed to help raise your units’ awareness and appreciation for the wonderful landscape children have on their doorstep and to encourage them to care for the environment.

This guide explains more about the activity pack and badge. It also gives you an introduction to Cannock Chase to give you a sense of what is special about the place.

Girl Guides Challenge Badge Leader Activity Pack

Girl Guides Challenge Badge Activity Pack

Follow the code and help to protect Cannock Chase

Visit here to find out more about caring for Cannock Chase.

Welcome leaflet

Pick up your free Welcome leaflet for more information they can be found at the visitor centres and information huts around Cannock Chase.

You can also download the leaflet here.

The Future Guardians programme is the joint initiative of the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership and Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation (SAC) Partnership. A series of interactive materials, activity sheets and resources have been developed in partnership with Staffordshire Libraries, Duke of Edinburgh, Staffordshire Scouts and Girl Guiding Staffordshire.