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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

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All about badges

Our badges and awards are part of what makes us Scouts. And Scouts love earning them!

Animal lover – check. Book worm – check. Photographer – check. Footballer – check. Daredevil – check.

You name it, we’ve got a badge for it - over 200 of them, actually. Scouts work together on badges at their weekly meetings, away at camps and events, or at home. Badges are easy to earn, and for many, you don’t need anyone special to sign them off.

There’s never any pressure to do badges. Scouts can do as many or as few as they like.

But for those up for a challenge, there are loads of exciting badges to aim for, such as the Chief Scout's Acorn, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Awards. These are the highest awards that Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers can earn.

And for those going even further, the King’s Scout Award is the top achievement for young people in Scouts.

A young cub in a playground. He is playing a game and smiling, with his Cubs jumper on. He has badges down both arms and a yellow and red necker.

Find a badge

What badge do you want to do? You can do badges at home, as well as at Scouts.

Where do badges go?

It's easy to find out where all your hard-earned badges go, just have a look at the links below:







Check out our activity finder, which is bursting with games, adventures, crafts and challenges to help young people build skills for life.

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Badge Achievement Poster

Track badge progress with an A3 Scratch Off Badge Achievement Poster! 

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