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Staged Activity Badges

Staged Activity Badges

Squirrels will be able to earn Staged Activity Badges

Like all other sections, Squirrels will be able to work towards all Staged Activity Badges. The only exception at present is the Nights Away Staged Activity Badge. Due to COVID-19, we’ve been delayed in establishing safety and safeguarding rules for Squirrel sleepovers. Until further notice, please do not run any overnight sessions with your Drey.

Staged Activity Badges cover a range of topics and skills and they don’t have to be completed in order – it is possible for young people to begin the stages at whichever level best suits them. The stages are progressively difficult to offer young people an ongoing challenge.

Air Activities

Journeying through this badge is a bit like flying a plane. Take off at stage one with paper planes and the phonetic alphabet, then cruise through the stages at altitude. By the time you come into land, you’ll have mastered the art of flying.

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Community Impact

Get stuck into a five-step project to change the world or make a difference in your local community. Not sure where to begin? A Million Hands has plenty of resources (and loads of expert partners) to help you get off to a good start.

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Digital Citizen

Even digital natives need the chance to practise using technology for good. Embrace the wonders of the internet and find out more about rights, responsibilities, and safety when you’re online.

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Digital Maker

It’s time to communicate with computers and create something that’ll make the grown ups say ‘wow!’

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Emergency Aid

Keep a cool head and learn what to do in an emergency.

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Hikes Away

You can stay close to home or travel far. No two hikes are the same – just set off a journey with a purpose and see where it takes you.

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Musician

Make a noise and bop to the beat as you appreciate others’ tunes and share your own.

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Nautical Skills

Paddle. Raft. Sail. Surf. Pull. Canoe. It’s up to you how you showcase your nautical skills.

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Navigator

Start by locating yourself on a simple map, then navigate your way through the stages of this badge and you’ll end up with the skills to find your way from A to B (and beyond).

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Paddle Sports

Take the plunge and try a taster session, then build your skills and learn new things until you’re a paddle sports pro.

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Sailing

Start with a taster session, get comfortable in control of a dinghy, then show off your new-found knowledge and skills. You’ll be an expert on the Beaufort scale before you know it.

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Snowsports

Get your head around the theory in your usual meeting place, then take to the slopes and snowboard or ski your way from stage one to stage four.

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Swimmer

Swim your first 25 metres. Master a surface dive. Learn to scull. These badges cover it all – just don’t forget your goggles.

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Time On The Water

With 14 water activities to choose from, it’s up to you how you spend your time on the water. 

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