There are a huge number of badges available to young people across all sections of Scouting. Some of these might be to reward proficiency or endeavour in a certain skill area, while others might be for time spent in the movement, for becoming a member of the next section, or for taking part in particular challenges or expeditions.
Each section also has higher awards, like Chief Scout’s Awards, DofE Awards or the Queen’s Scout Award. These awards celebrate high levels of achievement, and young people will work towards them for a large part of their time in the section.
Challenge Awards: To gain the Chief Scouts Award Gold. Scouts must complete all 9 challenge Awards, these are gained over the time in the Scouts and progress can be tracked on My Scout.
Activity Badges: Many of these badges can be gained on a Scout night or day trip, others can take a little longer. Many of the badges can also be gained outside the Group in other clubs, so please let us know or bring in certificates so that we can award the badge. Activity badges are section specific and to not carry on to the next section.
Staged Activity Badges: These badges are activity badges where different stages can be gained, getting more challenging as they go along. This badges remain with the kids as they move through the sections