Superfast Essex and Girlguiding Anglia launched a challenge badge back in November 2018, which aimed to inspire young people to help older relatives and friends do more online and be more confident with digital tasks and applications. A selection of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers from across the region came together with their parents, grandparents and great grandparents at Chelmsford Library to mark the launch of the badge and start the challenge.
To achieve the Super Sam Digital Challenge Badge, members of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers from within the three Essex county regions of Girlguiding Anglia had to complete a selection of compulsory tasks followed by other age appropriate digital tasks.
It is one of a number of initiatives being supported by Superfast Essex and Essex County Council to help encourage people to do more digitally and raise awareness of the possibilities of what can be achieved online as public and private services are increasingly being transformed to digital platforms.
As superfast broadband coverage is increasing across the county, driven by the Superfast Essex programme’s subsidised rollout, Essex County Council wants to encourage the county’s residents to subscribe to the upgraded internet services and benefit from the opportunities offered by faster connectivity.
To find out more about the Digital Challenge Badge visit the Digital Challenge pack on the Girlguiding Anglia website.