Reading Hack

Reading Hack turns reading on its head! 

A team of our fantastic Senior Section members have put together a new resource all about reading! 

Reading Hack turns reading on its head. It’s a youth-led programme for 13-24 year-olds, who gain skills and experience by volunteering and taking part in creative activities, known as ‘hacks’.

A hack can be anything you like, as long as it has reading at its heart. Last year, 10,000 young people took part in Reading Hack by organising spoken word nights, running book swaps, starting their own book review blogs, volunteering to help others read and more.

How can I take part? 

The Reading Hack is suitable for all sections to take part in, but the hacks must be lead by a member of The Senior Section.

The aim of these hacks is to inspire members of The Senior Section to work with other levels of guiding. It is hoped that, whilst facilitating the hacks with other units, members of The Senior Section will be able to inspire more members to enjoy reading, whilst reinvigorating their own love of this past time.

We recommend that you undertake one hack from each of the sections – Reading, Volunteering and Well Being. You should feel free to incorporate your own ideas and, don’t worry if you don’t have access to all the tools or materials listed in a hack – they are flexible!


To find out more and start planning for 2017, download the challenge pack below. FAQs are included within the pack.

Download the Reading Hack Resource Here

Badges are £1 each and be purchased directly from our Region shop using the links below.

If you would like a copy of the challenge printed and posted to you, we can offer this service for just £2.00 (to cover the printing and postage costs). Click here to get your copy of the Reading Hack Resource from our online shop.