Scouts badges

There are many different badges which are earned in your time in Scouts. Some will have been moved over from your time in Cubs, others will be be new. These are broken down into diffferent categories and are sewn onto the Scouts shirt in the locations as shown in the diagram below:

  • Activity badges (round) – located on the left arm – these are not carried over from Cubs and will need to be earned again
  • Staged Activity badges (round) – also located on the left arm – these are numbered and can be carried over to Scouts from Cubs
  • Core badges – located on the front left of the jumper – can be carried forward to Scouts from Cubs
  • Challenge Award badges (hexagonal) – located on the front right of the jumper – these are not carried over from Cubs and will need to be earned again
  • Group badges – located on the right arm can be carried over from Cubs

Activity Badges

For Scouts these are circular badges with a dark blue centre and red rim. They are located on the left arm. They allow Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests:

Activity Plus Badge Animal Carer Activity Badge Artist Activity Badge Astronomer Activity Badge
Athletics Activity Badge Athletics Plus Activity Badge Backwoods Cooking Activity Badge Book Reader Activity Badge
Chef Activity Badge Collector Activity Badge Communicator Activity Badge Cyclist Activity Badge
DIY Activity Badge Disability Awareness Activity Badge Entertainer Activity Badge Environmental Conservation Activity Badge
Equestrian Activity Badge Fire Safety Activity Badge Global Issues Activity Badge Hobbies Activity Badge
Home Help Activity Badge Home Safety Activity Badge International Activity Badge Local Knowledge Activity Badge
Martial Arts Activity Badge My Faith Activity Badge Naturalist Activity Badge Personal Safety Activity Badge
Photographer Activity Badge Physical Recreation Activity Badge Pioneer Activity Badge Road Safety Activity Badge
Scientist Activity Badge Skater Activity Badge Sports Enthusiast Activity Badge Water Activities Activity Badges
World Faiths Activity Badge

Staged Activity Badges

These are circular badges with a light blue centre and dark rim. They are located on the left arm. Each badge has a number of stages of increasing difficulty which is shown as a number on the badge. When a new stage is reached a new badge is given to replace the old one. These badges can all be carried forward to cubs and scouts:

Air Activities Staged Activity Badge Community Impact Staged Activity Badge Digital Citizen Staged Activity Badge Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge
Emergency Aid Activities Staged Activity Badge Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge Musician Staged Activity Badge Nautical Skills Staged Activity Badge
Navigator Staged Activity Badge Nights Away Staged Activity Badge Paddle Sports Staged Activity Badge Sailing Staged Activity Badge
Swimmer Staged Activity Badge Time on the Water Staged Activity Badge

Core Badges

The core badges are obtained when joining or moving on, or for time spent in the Scouting movement. They are located on the front left of the shirt. These can be carried over from Cubs. In Scouts they are the following:

Joining in Awards Leadership stripes Membership Award Moving On Award (Scouts to Explorers)

Challenge Award Badges

Earning a challenge award involves accomplishing a number of ambitious tasks. The badges are hexagonal with a dark blue background and red rim. They are placed on the right side of the shirt. Scouts take part in a range of activities to develop thier skills in each of the challenge areas:

Chief Scouts Silver Award Our Adventure Challenge Award Our Outdoors Challenge Award Our Skills Challenege Award
Our World Challenge Award Personal Challenge Award Teamwork Challenge Award Team Leader Challenge Award