Badges

Position of cub badges: courtesy www.scoutbase.org.uk
Location of the first few badges
click for scouts.org.uk badges diagram

Types of badges

There are three main types of badges:

How can Activity Badges be attempted?

Individually

A Scout can work on Activity Badges alone. An individual Scout can complete an Activity Badge outside of the Troop, at home or school doing the photographer badge or the librarian badge or one of the staged badges such information technology, swimmer or the musicians badge say, or on a family holiday such as windsurfing (water sports), dinghy sailing or snow sports. Check out the www.scoutbase.org.uk website for details on what tasks are required against a list of all of the activity badges.

As a Patrol

Sometimes badges can be attempted in patrols, such as the Camp Cook badge.

As a Troop

Another way is for the whole Troop working on Activity Badges together - as a follow up to one of the Programme Zones. Typically badges take a number of meetings to complete, and not everyone who takes part will necessarily reach the standard to get a badge (although most should be able to). The challenge badges are typically worked on as a troop.

 

What Activity Badges can be attempted?

New for 2014: Fundraising, Geocaching

Activity badges

[Campsite Service]
Activity Centre
Service
[Aeronautics]
Air Researcher
[Air Spotter]
Air Spotter
[Air or Sea Navigation]
Air or Sea
Navigation
[Angler]
Angler
[Artist]
Artist
[Astronautics]
Astronautics
[Astronomer]
Astronomer
[Athlete]
Athetics
[Camper]
Camper
[Caver]
Caver
[Chef]
Chef
[Circus Skills]
Circus Skills
[climber]
Climber
[Communicator]
Communicator
[Craft]
Craft
[Cyclist]
Cyclist
[D.I.Y]
DIY
[Dragon Boating]
Dragon Boating
[Electronics]
Electronics
[Entertainer]
Entertainer
[Environmental Conservation]
Environmental
Conservation
[Equestrian]
Equestrian
[Fire Safety]
Fire Safety
[Forester]
Forester
[Fundraising]
Fundraising
[Geocaching]
Geocching
[Global issues]
Global Issues
[Hill Walker]
Hill Walker
[Hobbies]
Hobbies
[International]
International
[Librarian]
Librarian
[Life Saver]
Lifesaver
[Local Knowledge]
Local Knowledge
[Martial Arts]
Martial Arts
[Master at Arms]
Master at Arms
[Mehcanic]
Mechanic

[Meteorologist]
Media Relations
and Marketing
[Meteorologist]
Meteorologist
[Model Maker]
Model Maker
[My Faith]
My Faith
[Naturalist]
Naturalist
[Orienteer]
Orienteer
[Parascending]
Parascending
[Photographer]
Photographer
[Physical Recreation]
Physical Recreation
[Pioneer]
Pioneer
[Power Coxswain]
Power Coxswain
[Pulling]
Pulling
[Quartermaster]
Quartermaster
[Smallholder]
Smallholder
[Snow Sports]
Snowsports
[Sports Enthusaist]
Sports Enthusiast
[Street Sports]
Street Sports
[Survival Skills]
Survival Skills
[Water Sports]
Water Activities
[World Faiths]
World Faiths
[Writer]
Writer
 
[Activity PLUS] [Instructor]
Activity PLUS
(extra border)
Instructor
(extra border)


Staged badges

[Air Activities 1-6]
Air Activities
1 to 6
[Community Impact 1-4]
Community Impact
1 to 4
[Digital Citizen 1-4]
Digital Citizen
1 to 4
[Digital Maker 1-5]
Digital Maker
1 to 4
[Emergency Aid 1-5]
Emergency Aid
1 to 5
[Hikes Away 1-50]
Hikes Away
1,5,..50
[Musician 1-5]
Musician
1 to 5
[Nautical Skills 1-6]
Nautical Skills
1 to 6
[Navigator 1-4]
Navigator
1 to 5
[Nights Away 1-200]
Nights Away
1,5..200
[Paddle Sports 1-5]
Paddle Sports
1 to 4
[Sailing 1-4]
Sailing
1 to 4
[Swimmer 1-5]
Swimmer
1 to 5
[Time on the Water 1..50]
Time on the Water
1,5..50


Challenge badges

[Adventure]
Adventure
[Creative]
Creative
[Expedition]
Expedition
[Outdoor]
Outdoor
[Personal]
Personal
[Skills]
Skills
[Team Leader]
Team Leader
[Teamwork]
Teamwork
[World]
World


Chief Scout's Awards

[Chief Scouts Gold Award] [Chief Scouts Diamond Award] [Chief Scouts Platinum Award]
Chief Scout's
Gold Award
Chief Scout's
Diamond Award
Chief Scout's
Platinum Award