Our Scouts take part in lots of activities that go towards various “activity” and “challenge” badges, which they then get awarded to put on their uniform – there’s huge number of badges and awards available to young people in the Scouts section.

This is what they should look like:

Activity badges

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.

Staged Activity Badges

Staged Activity Badges are available to young people from Beavers to Explorers, and cover a range of topics and skills. The stages have increasing levels of difficulty, and a Scout can begin at whichever stage offers them an appropriate level of challenge.

Challenge awards

Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Troop or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.

You can find out more information about the badges on the Scouts Website, here: