Badges and Awards

Scouts have launched an easy to use Badges and Awards book.

There is a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Scout Section.

Throughout their time in the scout section, young people work towards their Chief Scouts Gold Award which is the highest award available to a scout. In order to achieve the award, scouts need to complete the following:-
  • Six activity or staged activity badges of your choice.
  • Complete the nine challenge awards.

Activity badges (click to read more)

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. You don't have to do these on a Tuesday night, you just need to be able to show that you have completed the requirements and a leader will sign it off.

Challenge awards (click to read more)

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.

Core badges (click to read more)

In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Troop, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.

What do Scouts need to do?

In order to be presented with an activity badge or challenge award, scouts need to...
  • Look through their book to see what element of the badge (if not all), they have completed
  • Present their book to ANY adult leader, who will sign/initial the completion of the tasks
  • Once all elements are signed/initialled, ensure an adult leader records this so the badge/award can be ordered
At the beginning of a programme, it will be explained to scouts which elements or badges we will be covering. This will help scouts understand what to look for in their books.

Badges/Awards are usually given out at the end of programme parents and carers night with the exception of nights away, hikes away and the year badge. These badges are presented at the AGM so it's worth coming along each year.

Badges Positioning

Use our diagram to help put the badges in the right place on your uniform.

I'm Missing A Badge

Sometimes we're not great at catching up with anyone who can't make our presentation night, so if you think you are missing a badge, or don't have the right patrol badge, please complete this online form.