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Cubs Our Adventure Challenge Award

Cubs Our Adventure Challenge Award

Our Adventure badge

From grass sledging to zorbing, this award is all about embracing adventure and unlocking new talents. Step outside your comfort zone.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Take part in two different adventurous activities. At least one of them should be new to you.

    You could try:

    • crate stacking
    • caving
    • abseiling
    • grass sledging
    • bouldering
    • rafting
    • bell boating
    • fencing
    • zorbing
  2. Take part in six other outdoor activities. At least two of them should be new to you.

    You could try:

    • flying a kite you have made
    • making and lighting a fire
    • following a sensory trail
    • making a hot air balloon and flying it
    • making a ballista
    • playing some water games
    • going on an obstacle course
    • tracking
    • making a mini raft
  3. Go on a hike or follow a trail.

    Try to walk for about 1-2 hours.

  4. Prepare for your activities and hikes.

    Find out what you need to wear and bring, and pack your own bag. You will need to know what you have with you, and remember everything you need.


  • Cubs can choose from a wide range of activities, and they should get a say in what they do. All of your activities should be accessible for everyone.
  • Any activity based on being outside counts for requirement two - you can even do an activity indoors, so you can get stuck in whatever the weather.
  • This requirement is all about trying something new, so it’s a great chance to try a more unusual sport. It’s worth asking local people or clubs if they would run a taster session for everyone.

  • It’s useful to know that some activities on land and in water don’t need an adventurous activity permit. You could also work with other permit holders, Scout Adventures Centres, or external providers. Some local activity clubs may even run a taster session. Make sure you follow the rules and safety guidance.

  • You can get stuck in without a permit as long as you’re in Terrain Zero. There are plenty of resources to help you get your head (and your boots) around hiking. Check out the support from Go Outdoors and Scout Adventures. There’s also guidance for planning and running hillwalking.

July 2024.

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

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