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Scouts Physical Recreation Activity Badge

Scouts Physical Recreation Activity Badge

Physical Recreation badge

Have fun and take part in a physical activity and improve both your body and mind.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Regularly take part in an active sport or physical pursuit, which you haven’t already gained an activity badge for.

    It could be a team game like rugby, football or water polo.

    Individual sports like tennis, running or gymnastics count too, so do pursuits like walking, yoga, ice skating or dancing.

  2. Show a reasonable level of skill in your sport or pursuit.

    Show how you’ve improved over time.

  3. Explain the rules or guidelines that govern the sport or pursuit you chose.
  4. Show how you would prepare before taking part in your sport or pursuit.

    You could run through any special equipment or clothes you need and any warm-up and warm-down routines.

  5. Explain how to care for the equipment you use.

    Explain what you should look out for when the equipment is nearing the end of its life.


  • You can gain more than one Physical Recreation badge for different sports or pursuits.
  • Sports that young people play after school or at weekends can count towards number 1 although normal PE or games lessons do not.
  • In GRAVITY parks, trampolines stretch from wall-to-wall forming a huge area of bounceable space which is used for a variety of activities. And they don’t just offer trampolining, find out more on our partnership page and how Scouts save around 40% on original prices.

May 2024.

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

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