The Great Indoors Badge
The Great Indoors Badge is not just about learning new skills, this is about bringing out what is already inside you! The different stages allow you to share what you've learnt and find a way to support your community.
In Stage 1 you’ll learn something new that can teach you something about yourself or the world around you.
In Stage 2 you’ll create a regular routine for yourself, and see what you've learned and how you can support your community.
In Stage 3 you’ll share what you’ve learned with someone else that can be used to help make the world a little better.
The Great Indoors Badge
Scouts has been going since 1907 because we’ve learnt to adapt to all that happens around us. This is our first ever opportunity to share the Scouts experience wider than we ever have, as we invite all our Scouts and our non-Scout friends, to join in activities from The Great Indoors and earn The Great Indoors Badge.
Why we're doing this badge
We're committed to our vision, by 2023 we'll have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.
The staged badge allows those to be involved in the journey for longer and the opportunity to monitor your own progress through all activities and stages.
Who can get involved in the badge
Anyone over the age of six.
For the first time in history, this badge allows everyone to take part, regardless of whether they’re a Scout or not.
How you can get involved
You can take part in one stage or all three of the stages, the choice is yours.
There are nine activities in each stage and three stages in total, so that’s 27 activities you can get involved in.
On the Great Indoors Badge page we suggest activities to complete through your stages, however you can choose your own activity by clicking the links below. Remember to filter by your age group!
- Practical skills
- Outdoor skills
- Physical activity
- Community engagement
- Social action
- International activities
- Creative skills
- Spiritual activities
- Nights away
Track your progress
As you go through each stage we recommend tracking your progress, you can do this in any way you like, whether that's by attaching a chart to the fridge or recording in a notebook.
The most important things to note are.
1. What activity did you do?
2. What did you learn from the activity?
Whether you choose to do it before, during, or after your activities, you can buy your badges.
Earn your badge
To get started head over to The Great Indoors Badge page.Earn your badge this way
Buy your badge
Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 badges are all sold separately, giving you the flexibility to complete either one, two, or all three of the stages.Get it from Scout Store
Guidance for adults
Tips on how you can support a young person’s learning and idea development with The Great Indoors badge.Read our tips
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. We’ve put together some suggestions for how you could make them work, whoever and wherever you are.Read the advice