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UK Space Agency

UK Space Agency support our Scouts Astronautics Activity Badge.

The UK Space Agency aims to inspire the next generation of UK scientists and engineers by partnering the Scout Astronautics Activity Badge and introducing Scouts to the exciting and growing world of space engineering and space science. The practical and problem-solving skills developed through Scouting, along with the enthusiasm for science shown by Scout Leaders, could be instrumental in encouraging this future generation of space scientists and engineers.


Badges and resources

As our partner for the Scouts Astronautics Activity Badge, with UK Space Agency, everyone between 10-14 years old can now explore more about the beauty of our universe and space travel! Check out the downloadable activities below.

Adapt these activities to try out at home

These activities were originally designed for groups meeting face-to-face, so you may have to think on your feet to make them work in the (very unique) situation we’re in. Anyone can be the person leading the game or activity, so why not let young people take charge? Instead of chatting in a real-life group, you could use the internet (safely) or talk to someone at home.

'Scouting set me on the right path at a young age because I loved the outdoors and I loved adventure. It gave me the opportunity to discover new interests, explore new boundaries and build the confidence to achieve new goals.'

Tim Peake, Astronaut and Scout Ambassador



Make Do Share

During our partnership with UK Space Agency, we have created some additional resources which have featured in issues of our Partnerships Magazine, Make Do Share. Links below:

Scout Astronautics Activity Badge (UK Space Agency)

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Spacescapes: Postcards from our Solar System

From the 20th August 2021 to the 8th October 2021 the UK Space Agency have partnered with the Royal Geological Society to exhibit Spacescapes: Postcards from our Solar System. Take a journey through our solar system where you can explore the ways in which understanding the Earth can help us uncover the history of planetary bodies across our solar system and beyond. The exhibit is open now to the public and would be a great day out for Scouts interested in Space! Find out more here: Spacescapes: Postcards from our Solar System

Space videos



About UK Space Agency

The space sector is predicted to grow rapidly over the next decade as satellite technology, space exploration and other practical benefits of space are realised and developed. This growth will create a whole range of interesting careers for young people. The practical and problem-solving skills developed through scouting, along with the enthusiasm for science shown by scout leaders, could be instrumental in encouraging this future generation of space scientists and engineers.

The government created the UK Space Agency in 2010. One of the agency’s aims is to inspire our next generation of UK scientists and engineers by motivating young people to study STEM and space. Find out more about the UK Space Agency here.