Cub Scout Awards and Badges

Cub Scouts have the opportunity to gain awards and badges by completing a wide range of activities and challenges and in recognition of their commitment, effort and achievements.

Activity badges

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Cub Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests. There is a wide range of staged activity badges which span the sections (with only the highest of each badge worn on the uniform at any time).

Challenge awards

Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Pack or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.

Joining-In Awards

These badges are awarded to celebrate the anniversary of a young person's initial commitment to Scouting and for taking an active part in the programme.

Cub Scout badges that you should move to a new Scout Uniform


Alongside our many activities and badge work, 52nd Reading Cub Pack has a fun competition running where points are awarded to the sixes for various thing such as being on time for the start of each meeting (Grand Howl) wearing smart, full uniform, doing their best in other ways, thinking of others and doing good turns.

At the end of the term, the six with the most Oggi points gets awarded Oggi (which wears their six's colours for a term) and a prize.