As Scouts we believe in inclusion, which means everyone is welcome and nobody gets left out. Play your part by learning about additional needs and disabilities.
How to earn your badge: Choose one thing to do from each of the four lists.
- Explain what a disability is. What are the different types of disability?
- Research a famous person with a disability.
Make a poster or write about their life and achievements.
- Visit a local community building like a library, town hall or cinema. How accessible is it for someone with a disability?
Write down what you find out.
- Show how you could help someone with a disability to make the Cub Promise.
Think of a different example to the ones in steps 2, 3 or 4.
Physical disability awareness
- Find out about two different aids that can assist a disabled person. How do they help? You could find out about things like wheelchairs, computers, rising chairs or adapted cars.
- Find out about three ways to make it easier for a wheelchair user to use public places, like shops, parks, hospitals or libraries. How could your meeting place be made better for a wheelchair user?
- Make a sandwich using only one hand or draw a picture using only your feet to hold the pen.
- Learn the alphabet using fingerspelling. Show you understand a word communicated to you using fingerspelling.
- Learn a song in Makaton or British Sign Language.
- Explain what equipment a deaf person might use in the home. You might look at special features on things like fire alarms, telephones or TVs.
- Show how you would approach a deaf person and speak to them so they can lip-read.
- Describe two different ways a blind or visually impaired person can read. You could talk about how they would use computers, Braille or Moon.
- Explain what guide dogs for blind people do. How are they trained?
- Learn and read your name in Braille.
- Show how to approach a blind or visually impaired person. How would you identify yourself?
Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.