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Badge guidance

Badge guidance

To assist the Inspection team on the day in providing a unified response to badge queries, listed below are those badges/insignia, which Scouts may wear. The two diagrams indicate acceptable badge placement for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network respectively, with additional detail provided below.

Explorer Scout Uniform Badge Placement Diagram
Scout Network Uniform Badge Placement Diagram
  • World Membership Badge only.
  • Queen’s/King's Scout Award/Chief Scout’s Award.
  • Scout Decorations & Awards.
  • The Queen’s Guide Award badge may be worn by female Members and is positioned above the Queen’s Scout Award.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Cloth Badge (1 only).
  • Junior and Senior Proficiency Badges of the St. John's & St Andrew's Ambulance Associations.
  • The British Red Cross Society Junior First Aid and Public Service Arm Badges.
  • In cloth, the badge of the Royal Life Saving Society.
  • The Life Saving Medals of the Order of St. John and the Royal Humane Society, together with their ribbons.
  • The ribbons of Queen’s Medals and Decorations.
  • The ribbons of decorations conferred by Foreign Government.
  • N. & R.A.F. Recognition Badges.
  • Scout Wings.
  • Air Scout Identification Badge.
  • Special Events, Camps, Gatherings, Group Anniversary Badges – must not be worn after a period of three months from the time of conclusion of the occasion.

The Group Awards may be worn below the Group Name Tape on the Right Arm.  Members of a Scout Group, which is recognised by the RAF or RN, wear the appropriate Recognition Badge.

Metal or plastic pin badges are not to be worn, except the Queen’s Guide Award which is worn above the cloth Queen’s scout Award.