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Can the beaver scouts invent their own code and write secret messages for other members of the colony.


Pen, Paper, Sample coded messages


1. Explain to the Beaver Scouts that they are going to work in small groups to invent a code, and will then encode a message for another group to decode.
2. To help the Beavers understand codes, give them some simple coded messages to work out.
3. Each group will need to work out a code for all 26 letters of the alphabet and then code a message. An example of a message might be "The Olympic Games are happening in London this year''.
4. Swap the coded message and the codes around the groups and give them time to decode the messages.


  • code breaking
  • spies
  • spy

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  • Communicator - Code
  • Communicator - Decode