The King Richard III Challenge is a new resource for members of Girlguiding aged between five and 25 which uses hands on activities to explore the medieval world, history and discovery of Richard III.

The girls will receive a badge for their efforts on completion of a set number of activities. This new initiative highlights how special the discovery has been to the city and the county of Leicestershire.

The Challenge Badge has been developed by a group of Leaders from Girlguiding Leicestershire, the University of Leicester (Departments of Genetics, Archaeology, King Richard III Outreach and GENIE) and Leicester Cathedral and reflects the interdisciplinary research and collaboration that has been employed throughout the investigation; from the initial discovery of the skeleton, through the excavation of the Grey Friars site, to the identification of the remains as King Richard III.

To complete the challenge girls can choose to take part in activities from across five sections, covering History, Food and Feasts, Entertainment and Communication, Discovery and Medieval Games

Every Girlguiding unit in the County will receive a printed copy of the resource, and the first 1000 girls to complete the Challenge in Leicestershire will receive their badge for free. The Challenge badge pack, plus resources for Leaders to use can also be downloaded from