Scout Awards and Badges

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 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 Troop 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. They are numbered and continue on from any earned in Cubs and Beavers.

Scout badges that you should move to a new Explorer Uniform