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Our partnership with the Nominet aims to equip our scouts with the inspiration, skills and knowledge to be positive, active, citizens online and offline. By using digital means in a clever and savvy way, they will be encouraged to positively impact their surroundings, whether in their scout meeting place, their communities or in the world!

New badge requirements for the Digital Citizen Staged Activity Badge

Following a piece of research last year, volunteers, staff, young people and Nominet have worked together to develop the exciting, new Digital Citizen Staged Activity Badge requirements. 

See the new requirements here


To make things easier, we also have activities that can support you to deliver the badge to your young people; making sure our Scouts are safe, active digital citizens.

Stage 1

Hands up, hands down

Create a handful of information about yourself, then decide which things to share to feel connected, safe, and happy.

The gaming game

Become an expert in staying safe when gaming with this exciting game.

Interaction reactions

Explore the chain reaction of your interactions in this active team game.

That'll teach you

Master a new skill with friends using online tutorials.

Also supports Stage 4.

Best foot forward

Fill a footprint with your favourite online activities. How do they all compare?

Also supports Stage 3.

Pack up your troubles

Practise being caring with your words and make sure nothing’s left behind in the backpack of unkindness.

Play our game

Use technology to create connections by making and sharing an instruction video.

On the spot

Keep track of your interactions during an activity and create a trail that’s just like a digital footprint.

Strong password, weak password

Find out how to create super-strong passwords for all your online activities with this quick and easy game.

Watch and learn

Become a virtual expert by learning a new skill from an online tutorial and presenting it to your friends.

Stage 2

Switch off challenge

Take on the switch off challenge to find a healthy balance between time on and away from screens.

Yes, No, Maybe

Use all of your senses to work out if someone’s telling the truth in this fast-paced game that develops critical thinking skills.

On the rights track

Create a list of rights for your favourite social media platform and present them to the group.

Also supports Stage 4.

Human emojis

Emojis have taken human form and they’re reacting to your news but is this the best way of communicating?

Search me!

Research different topics using online and offline resources in a race against the clock to find the winner.

Screen time, green time

Stay healthy and happy by finding a balance between static screen and active green time in this fast paced game.

All the right moves

Enjoy discovering more about the rights of children in this fast-paced team game.

Keep your opinions to yourself

Become an expert in working out the difference between fact and opinion, both on and offline.

Meet and greet

Meet and greet different characters and brush up on your conversation skills in this game of confused communications.

Step forwards, step back

Work together to complete a ‘digital health check’ with this fun game.

Rights and wrongs

Find out more about your rights as a child in this fast-paced team game.

Party quirks

Use your communication skills to figure out people’s party quirk and respond. Will you get on with everyone at the party?

Picture this

Create a piece of photographic art that encourages everyone to look more closely at an issue that matters to them.

Stage 3

Meme makers

Get creative and make a meme about digital citizenship for other young people.

Is it ok?

You’ll have to think quickly and call on all your digital thinking skills in this fast-paced game.

Is there an echo in here?

Take on a task with a twist in this game which reminds us that people can have very different views

What's your problem?

Find out more about supporting your local community in this internet-based challenge.

Joined up thinking

Work together to become an efficient ideas machine by creating a team project using a collaborative online tool.

Also supports Stage 4. 

Digital detectives

What does someone’s social media say about them? Get to know some characters then give them friendly advice.

Also supports Stage 4. 

Lost in translation

How accurate is your communication? Draw clearly, then pass it on and hope your message doesn’t get lost in translation.

Rainbow of discovery

Find out more about the next steps in your Scouts journey and share a rainbow of discovery with your friends.

Build a brilliant campaign

Have fun building a brilliant online campaign to promote a community event.

Also supports Stage 4. 

Share, don't share

Get ready to be wise online with a fast-paced game that teaches you what to share and what to keep to yourself.

Also supports Stage 4. 

It's just banter

When does banter turn into bullying? Put yourself in someone else’s shoes in this fun drama game.

In the mood

Take the next steps on your journey and research and create a digital mood board together.

Don't watch that, watch this

Tell the world about modern Scouts through the lens of film.

Stage 4

Two sides to every story

Create a dramatic news item while using your critical thinking skills to suss out the other side of the story.

One minute professor

Think on your feet and become a visiting professor who’s an expert in… well, who knows?


Download your MakeDoShare activity here. 

MDS How To Spot Fake News
PDF – 206.1KB
MDS34 Hands Up, Hands Down
PDF – 699.0KB
MDS 033 Human Impact Nominet
PDF – 1.0MB
PDF – 149.6KB
MDS Digital Enablers asset.pdf
PDF – 638.0KB



This research informed the process for creating the new Digital Citizen Staged Activity Badge requirements.

Digital Citizenship Research Exec Summary
PDF – 1.1MB
Digital Citizenship Full Report Unthinkable
PDF – 682.4KB


About Nominet

Nominet has been at the forefront of innovation for 20 years through its internet registry solutions, cyber security services and dynamic spectrum management. Driven by a commitment to use technology to improve connectivity, security and inclusivity online, Nominet is a profit with a purpose company supporting initiatives that contribute to a vibrant digital future. Read more about Nominet’s Public Benefit strategy to support young people through technology.