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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:

  • activity badges that are awarded after a cub carries out certain tasks or reaches certain levels of achievement, some with varying stages
  • challenge badges that are broader in their requirements and take longer as a result and are usually attempted as a pack
  • award badges are awarded at various stages of a cub's life with the pack

How can Activity Badges be attempted?

Individually

A Cub Scout can work on Activity Badges alone. An individual Cub Scout can complete an Activity Badge outside of the Pack, at home doing the scientist badge like Marcus did or the chef like Sam, Benji and others have done, artist, animal carer or digital citizen badge say, or on a family holiday such as kayaking or sailing (water activities), nature watcher or swimming. Check out the www.scouts.org.uk website for details on what tasks are required against a list of all of the activity badges or just click on the badge you are interested in.

As a Pack

Another way is for the whole Pack 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 pack.

As a District

Some Districts (ours is Cambridge, denoted by the blue shield on our left shoulder) organise special activity days when Activity Badges are on offer to all Cub Scouts in the District, for example, the Scientist or Chef badge.

 

What Activity Badges can be attempted?

Activity badges

New for 2014: Backwoods Cooking, Disability Awareness, Fire Safety, Pioneer


[Air Activities] [Animal Carer] [Art] [Astronomer] [Athletics] [Athletics Plus]
Air Activities
1 to 6 
Animal Carer
 
Artist
 
Astronomer
 
Athletics
 
Athletics Plus
 
[Backwoods Cooking] [Book Reader] [Chef] [Collector] [Communicator] [Communicator]
Backwoods
Cooking 
Book Reader
 
Chef
Sam and Benji's 
Collector
 
Communicator
 
Community Impact
1 to 4 
[Cyclist] [Digital Citizen] [Digital Maker] [DIY] [Disability Awareness] [Emergency Aid 1-5]
Cyclist
 
DIY
 
Digital Citizen
1 to 4  
Digital Maker
1 to 5  
Disability
Awareness
Emergency Aid
1 to 5
[Entertainer] [Environmental Conservation] [Equestrian] [Fire Safety] [Global Conservation] [Hikes Away 1-50]
Entertainer
 
Environmental
Conservation  
Equestrian
 
Fire
Safety
Global
Issues
Hikes Away
1, 2, 5 .. 50
[Hobbies] [Home Help] [Home Safety] [International [Local Knowledge] [Martial Artist]
Hobbies
 
Home Help
 
Home Safety
 
International
Local Knowledge
 
Martial Artist
 
[Musician 1-5] [My Faith] [Naturalist] [Nautical Skills] [Navigator] [Nights Away 1-200]
Musician
1 to 5
My Faith
 
Naturalist
 
Nautical Skills
1 to 6  
Navigator
1 to 5  
Nights Away
1, 2, 5 .. 200
[Navigator] [Personal Safety] [Photography] [Physical Recreation] [Road Safety] [Road Safety]
Paddle Sports
1 to 4
Personal Safety
 
Photographer
 
Physical Recreation
 
Pioneer
 
Road Safety
 
[Sailing] [Scientist] [Skater] [Sports Enthusiast] [Swimmer 1-5] [Time on the Water]
Sailing
1 to 4 
Scientist
Elio's &
Marcus's
Skater
 
Sports Enthusiast
 
Swimmer
1 to 5
Time on the Water
1, 2, 5 .. 50
[Water Activities] [World Faiths]
Water Activities
eg scuba
World Faiths
 


Staged badges

[Air Activities 1-6] [Community Impact 1-4] [Digital Citizen 1-4] [Digital Maker 1-5]

Air Activites
1 to 6

Community Impact
1 to 4
Digital Citizen
1 to 4
 
Digital Maker
1 to 5
 
[Emergency Aid 1-5] [Hikes Away 1-50] [Musician 1-5] [Nautical Skills 1-6]

Emergency Aid
1 to 5

Hikes Away
1, 2, 5 .. 50
Musician
1 to 5
 
Nautical Skills
1 to 6
 
[Navigator 1-4] [Nights Away 1-200] [Paddle Sports 1-5] [Sailing 1-4]
Navigator
1 to 4
Nights Away
1, 2, 5 .. 200
Paddle Sports
 1 to 5
Sailing
1 to 4
 
[Swimmer 1-5] [Time on the Water 1..50]
Swimmer
 1 to 5
Time on the Water
1, 2, 5 .. 50
 


Challenge badges

Our Adventure
Challenge

Our Outdoors
Challenge
Our Skills
Challenge
Nate's animation
Our World
Challenge
[Our Adventure] [Our Outdoors] [Our Skills] [Our World]
[Personal] [Team Leader] [Teamwork]
Personal
Challenge
Team Leader
Challenge
Teamwork
Challenge


Chief Scout's Award

[Chief Scout's Silver Award]
Chief Scout's
Silver Award