Scout Badges And Awards

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

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.

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.

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

Core badges

In addition, there are a number of special badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Troop, 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 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 badge requirements pages.