Badges and Awards

We are happy for you to work on activity badges or work towards your challenges at home but it may be a good idea to have a quick word with a leader before you start so that they can tell you what they expect from you and what evidence you will need to bring in.

You can find badge requirements online. We don’t publish badge requirements on our own site as we link to the Scouts national site so that we can be sure that they are up to date.

There are four sorts of badges:

  • activity badges – the round red ones that you wear on your arm. They cover things such as collector, sports enthusiast and martial arts.
  • staged activity badges – the round blue ones that you wear on your arm.  They cover things like nights away but also include musician and swimmer.
  • challenge awards – the hexagonal badges that you wear on the front of your sweatshirt. They are the top badges to earn as they go towards your Chief Scout’s Silver Award. These cover a wider range of subjects.
  • core badges – the World Membership badge, joining in awards

When you have earned your badge you will need to know where to sew it.

Our badge system sends you an e-mail when you have been awarded a badge. You can also log onto My Scout to see progress towards any uncompleted badges. Click on the badges tab and any that are shown partially in grey are work in progress. Select the badge picture and it will show the badge requirements and which parts have been completed.

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