Scouting during the pandemic has definitely been a challenge, but if there is one thing about Scouts, it’s that we love a challenge! My name is Robyn Casey and I am a watch leader in the Lír troop at Malahide Sea Scouts. Over the last few months, my troop and I have been connecting over Zoom, holding meetings every Monday. We set challenges for ourselves to keep us focused and safe and with an added benefit to others.We had two main challenges we tasked ourselves with. The first was a tiktok challenge style video in which we each record ourselves catching and throwing a bottle of water, acting as if we are passing it to each other! Everyone was given a direction in which to receive and pass the bottle, sending it to me afterwards so I could put them together! The second main challenge was to work with the Hike for Hope challenge in aid of Pieta House and walk or climb the amount of steps needed to climb Mount Everest. This mammoth climb of over 8,848 metres or 44,240 steps was split evenly between those willing to participate. The end result being 5000 step each and by taking it a step further, we decided we should do it going up and down stairs. We found out the amount of flights of stairs it would take going up and down to reach 5000 steps was 186 flights which we completed over a sunny weekend in May. As time went on and the restrictions grew more lenient, we began planning socially distant activities, such as our hike to Portmarnock beach, and boating activities.We did tests to see if it would be possible to rig boats whilst keeping distant, which luckily worked out perfectly! Things were looking up for us sea scouts after being disappointed due to summer camps being cancelled. These past few weeks had us going out in the water, easily being able to keep our distance in the one-man kayaks, whilst others learned how to drive our powerboats, catching us up on all we missed out on these past months. Safety is important so we wear our masks whilst in the boat deck, keeping logs of who shows up and having them fill out health surveys. Scouting during covid-19 has certainly been challenging, but we definitely made the most of it.