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The Great Indoors Badge

The Great Indoors Badge

In Stage 1 you’ll learn something new that can teach you something about yourself or the world around you.

We've included some suggested activities for each requirement. Of course, they were designed for face-to-face Scouts, so you’ll probably need to make some tweaks. Take a look at the ‘Tips’, where we’ve put together some suggestions for how to adapt some of the common phrases you may encounter.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Practical skills

    Try one new practical skill that you can do from home.


    Beavers (6-8 years) A knotty challenge

    Cubs (8-10½ years) A flair for hot air

    Scouts (10½-14 years) Crystal creations

    Explorers (14-18 years) Brush bugs

  2. Outdoor skills

    Try one new skill that would help you to explore or survive in the outdoors.


    Beavers (6-8 years) Craft a camp blanket 

    Cubs (8-10½ years) Billy can breakfast beans

    Scouts (10½-14 years) Mud glorious mud

    Explorers (14-18 years) Reinvent the wheel

  3. Physical activity

    Try one new physical activity that gets your blood pumping.


    Beavers (6-8 years) Let the dice decide

    Cubs (8-10½ years) Cat run

    Scouts (10½-14 years) Cosmic quest

    Explorers (14-18 years) Let the dice decide

  4. Community engagement

    Learn about one local service or charity in your community that’s helping people affected by the spread of COVID-19.


    Beavers (6-8 years) Company and kindness

    Cubs (8-10½ years) A day for everyone

    Scouts (10½-14 years) A safe bridge

    Explorers (14-18 years) Chatty charities

  5. Social action

    Do something that helps family members in your home.


    Beavers (6-8 years) Clean machine

    Cubs (8-10½ years) Creative composting or Bee prepared

    Scouts (10½-14 years) Butcher, baker, bath bomb maker

    Explorers (14-18 years) Can the stain take the strain?

  6. International

    Play one traditional game from another country.


    Beavers (6-8 years) Djembe drums or Wild world

    Cubs (8-10½ years) Games from around the globe

    Scouts (10½-14 years) Strongest shelter challenge

    Explorers (14-18 years) Word or phrase charades

  7. Creative

    Try one creative activity that you’ve never tried before.


    Beavers (6-8 years) Blue sky thinking

    Cubs (8-10½ years) A sheet of stars

    Scouts (10½-14 years) To foldly go

    Explorers (14-18 years) Build a wellbeing box

  8. Spiritual

    Try one craft, type of food, song or game related to a faith or belief that’s not your own and learn about why it’s important to that faith or belief.


    Beavers (6-8 years) Henna hands

    Cubs (8-10½ years) Celebrate the festival of light

    Scouts (10½-14 years) Play a tune for the Inca Sun God

    Explorers (14-18 years) A cut above

  9. Nights away

    Take part in a night away at home, sleeping in a den or tent, indoors or in the garden.

    More info here > 


May 2020.

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

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