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Cubs Global Issues Activity Badge

Cubs Global Issues Activity Badge

Global Issues badge

The Scouts are proud to support the Global Goals that children, adults and governments all over the world are aiming to achieve. Together, we can make the world a better place, and it all starts with you.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Find out about an international charity; what do they do and why is it important?

    Your chosen charity could support global issues such as water and sanitation, poverty, refugees and disaster relief.

  2. Monitor the waste you produce as a Cub Pack and make a plan to reduce, reuse and recycle your Pack's waste.
  3. Take part in an international awareness day or week.

    You could take part in World Water Day (March), Refugee Week (June), World Environment Day (June) or World Toilet Day (October). You can find more information on the United Nations website.

  4. Think about what you would need to survive if you became homeless because of a disaster, like flooding or an earthquake.

    Decide what your five most important things would be and discuss with your Cub Pack.

  5. Identify five belongings of yours that have come from other countries.

    Point out the countries on a map. Talk to others about why your belongings have come from so far away.


  • You could invite a guest to help you find out about an international charity. Lots of charities (including WaterAid and Volunteer Services Overseas) have local speaker networks you could contact.

July 2024.

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

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