Cub Scout Badges and Awards

There is a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Cub Scout Section.

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.

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.

The Chief Scout's Silver Award is the highest award which can be gained by Cub Scouts. In order to attain it, Cub Scouts must have completed six Challenge Awards by the time they join the Scout section.

Core badges

In addition, there are a number of special badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Pack, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.

Activity packs

Some activity badges are sponsored by outside companies, and these companies often provide extra exciting resource packs to help Cub Scouts towards gaining their badges.

Badge placement

This diagram is designed to help you make sense of where all those badges go.

Badge Requirements

Click here to visit the scouts.org.uk badge requirements pages.