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Beavers Book Reader Activity Badge

Beavers Book Reader Activity Badge

Book Reader badge

They're just words, but put them in the right order, and they become stories.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Design a cover for your favourite book.

    Tell your Colony, Lodge, Explorer Scout Young Leader or Beaver Leader why this book is your favourite.

  2. Read at least six books.

    Books you have read on an e-reader count too.

  3. Show that you know how to look after a book.
  4. Make a bookmark and explain what bookmarks are for.


    • Head to your local library to browse their collections and ask the experts. Remember, libraries don’t just loan physical books these days. Most have an assortment of e-books, audiobooks and comics that you can download to your phone or tablet.
    • Discover stories that explore different ways of life and challenges people face by taking a look at some of Empathy Lab’s recommendations.
    • From readathons to reading ideas, World Book Day is bursting with books for every mood, season and genre.
    • Have a go at the Summer Reading Challenge, to discover new and exciting books, and try out some book-themed games and activities.
    • Take a look at the Great Books Guide to discover 100 sensational stories, from the sad to the silly to the scary (and everything in between).
    • Ask your friends, family, teachers or Section Leaders what their favourite books are. Sharing stories that have shaped us is a great way to learn more about each other, and find something fantastic to read at the same time.

July 2024.

Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.

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