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Find out how Victorinox supports the Scout Survival Skills Activity Badge.

Why we work together

Swiss Army Knives are synonymous with Scouting, a central part of every Scout’s experience of the great outdoors. Together, Victorinox and The Scout Association share a commitment to ensure that young people have the information and guidance available to be able to use, maintain and care for a Swiss Army Knife properly and safely.

Victorinox are thrilled to sponsor the Scout Survival Skills badge, supporting a range of activities to help leaders deliver this area of the programme to inspire every Scout to develop their outdoor survival skills and ensuring all Scouts will have the opportunity to learn responsible ownership of their outdoor kit.

A Scout in the forest whittling with a small knife

Badge and Resources

A series of resources have been developed with Victorinox and Scout Leader bush craft experts. It aims to give Scouts all the information and guidance they need when working towards their Scout Survival Skills Activity Badge, including knife safety, how to build a fire and shelter from natural resources, administering emergency first aid and signalling for assistance in a survival situation.


During our partnership with Victorinox, we have created some additional resources which have featured in issues of our Partnerships Magazine, Make Do Share.

  • Burning ambitions: Learn the science of fire and how to create your own using a bow drill.
  • Build your own shelter: Erect your own A-frame structure from the foliage you find on the forest floor.
  • Survival essentials bingo: See who can fill up their board first in this fun bingo game.
  • Survival scattergories: This memory game will help you remember what you might need in a survival situation.
  • Survival singalong: Make up a song to keep spirits high and improve your chances of survival.
  • Make a foraged dip: This simple nettle and sorrel dip can be made using ingredients found in the wild.
  • Sun safety: Scout Ambassador Steve Backshall shares his tips on protecting yourself from the potential dangers of hot environments.
About Victorinox

The world of Victorinox dates back to the year 1884, when founder Karl Elsener opened a cutler’s workshop in Ibach-Schwyz. His revolutionary idea of manufacturing a compact knife with an array of practical functions was a success: the Swiss Army Knife was born. 

As customer needs and technologies have changed over the years, the legendary Swiss Army Knife has also evolved and is now available in a range of variants worldwide. Quality, functionality, innovation and iconic design have the highest priority at Victorinox, and this also applies to other product categories: household and professional knives, watches, travel gear, and fragrances.

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Scout Survival Skills Activity Badge

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Knife Safety for Leaders

Victorinox helped us develop a reference guide to knife safety, knife law and knife maintenance.

Read the knife safety guide >
Victorinox Care guide

Victorinox has a care guide available to help look after your Swiss Army Knife correctly.

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9 Knife Safety Rules Poster

Victorinox has developed a fun poster showing 9 knife safety rules everyone should follow. It's a great resource to use whenever you and your group take part in a knife skills session. 

9 Knife Safety Rules >
Victorinox Tool Guide

Victorinox has created a guide for their Swiss Army Knives explaining what tools are included and their functions.

Victorinox Tool Guide >