Scouts Badges & Awards 2015

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

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.

Activity Pack: Sodexo Scout Chef Badge

Activity Pack: Sodexo Scout Chef Badge
Activity pack : Scout DIY Badge Activity Pack

Activity pack : Scout DIY Badge Activity Pack
Activity pack: Chubb Fire Safety Activity Badge

Activity pack: Chubb Fire Safety Activity Badge
Activity pack: E.ON Global Conservation Activity Badge

Activity pack: E.ON Global Conservation Activity Badge
Activity pack: National Grid engineering our energy future

Activity pack: National Grid engineering our energy future
Activity pack: Ordnance Survey Cub Scout and Scout Navigator Activity Badge

Activity pack: Ordnance Survey Cub Scout and Scout Navigator Activity Badge
Activity pack: UK Space Agency Astronautics Activity Badge

Activity pack: UK Space Agency Astronautics Activity Badge
the IET Scout Electronics Badge activity pack

the IET Scout Electronics Badge activity pack

Recognising achievement

You can also keep your young people motivated and recognise achievement with your own awards.

Core badges

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

Membership Award

Membership Award
Moving-on Award (Scout Troop to Explorer Scout Unit)

Moving-on Award (Scout Troop to Explorer Scout Unit)
Participation Awards

Participation Awards

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.

Activity Centre Service Activity Badge

Activity Centre Service Activity Badge
Activity Plus Badge

Activity Plus Badge
Air Researcher Activity Badge

Air Researcher Activity Badge
Air Spotter Activity Badge

Air Spotter Activity Badge
Air or Sea Navigation Activity Badge

Air or Sea Navigation Activity Badge
Angler Activity Badge

Angler Activity Badge
Artist Activity Badge

Artist Activity Badge
Astronautics Activity Badge

Astronautics Activity Badge
Astronomer Activity Badge

Astronomer Activity Badge
Athletics Activity Badge

Athletics Activity Badge
Athletics Plus Activity Badge

Athletics Plus Activity Badge
Camper Activity Badge

Camper Activity Badge
Caver Activity Badge

Caver Activity Badge
Chef Activity Badge

Chef Activity Badge
Circus Skills Activity Badge

Circus Skills Activity Badge
Climber Activity Badge

Climber Activity Badge
Communicator Activity Badge

Communicator Activity Badge
Craft Activity Badge

Craft Activity Badge
Cyclist Activity Badge

Cyclist Activity Badge
DIY Activity Badge

DIY Activity Badge
Dragon Boating Activity Badge

Dragon Boating Activity Badge
Electronics Activity Badge

Electronics Activity Badge
Entertainer Activity Badge

Entertainer Activity Badge
Environmental Conservation Activity Badge

Environmental Conservation Activity Badge
Equestrian Activity Badge

Equestrian Activity Badge
Fire Safety Activity Badge

Fire Safety Activity Badge
Forester Activity Badge

Forester Activity Badge
Fundraising Activity Badge

Fundraising Activity Badge
Geocaching Activity Badge

Geocaching Activity Badge
Global Issues Activity Badge

Global Issues Activity Badge
Hill Walker Activity Badge

Hill Walker Activity Badge
Hobbies Activity Badge

Hobbies Activity Badge
Instructor Activity Badge

Instructor Activity Badge
International Activity Badge

International Activity Badge
Librarian Activity Badge

Librarian Activity Badge
Lifesaver Activity Badge

Lifesaver Activity Badge
Local Knowledge Activity Badge

Local Knowledge Activity Badge
Martial Arts Activity Badge

Martial Arts Activity Badge
Master At Arms Activity Badge

Master At Arms Activity Badge
Mechanic Activity Badge

Mechanic Activity Badge
Media Relations and Marketing Activity Badge

Media Relations and Marketing Activity Badge
Meteorologist Activity Badge

Meteorologist Activity Badge
Model Maker Activity Badge

Model Maker Activity Badge
My Faith Activity Badge

My Faith Activity Badge
Naturalist Activity Badge

Naturalist Activity Badge
Orienteer Activity Badge

Orienteer Activity Badge
Parascending Activity Badge

Parascending Activity Badge
Photographer Activity Badge

Photographer Activity Badge
Physical Recreation Activity Badge

Physical Recreation Activity Badge
Pioneer Activity Badge

Pioneer Activity Badge
Power Coxswain Activity Badge

Power Coxswain Activity Badge
Pulling Activity Badge

Pulling Activity Badge
Quartermaster Activity Badge

Quartermaster Activity Badge
Smallholder Activity Badge

Smallholder Activity Badge
Snowsports Activity Badge

Snowsports Activity Badge
Sports Enthusiast Activity Badge

Sports Enthusiast Activity Badge
Street Sports Activity Badge

Street Sports Activity Badge
Survival Skills Activity Badge

Survival Skills Activity Badge
Water Activities Activity Badge

Water Activities Activity Badge
World Faiths Activity Badge

Writer Activity Badge

Writer Activity Badge

Staged Activity Badges

The staged activity badges have been designed to provide a unified approach throughout the sections.

There are six activity badges staged across the sections.

This means that a young person can gain whichever badge is appropriate to the level they have reached. It is possible, for example, for a Beaver Scout who is an excellent swimmer to gain a higher level badge than a Scout who has just taken up the activity.

A young person should always wear only the highest of each staged badge type that they have gained on the uniform.

Air Activities Staged Activity Badge

Air Activities Staged Activity Badge
Community Impact Staged Activity Badge

Community Impact Staged Activity Badge
Digital Citizen Staged Activity Badge

Digital Citizen Staged Activity Badge
Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge

Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge
Emergency Aid Staged Activity Badge

Emergency Aid Staged Activity Badge
Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge

Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge
Musician Staged Activity Badge

Musician Staged Activity Badge
Nautical Skills Staged Activity Badge

Nautical Skills Staged Activity Badge
Navigator Staged Activity Badge

Navigator Staged Activity Badge
Nights Away Staged Activity Badge

Nights Away Staged Activity Badge
Paddle Sports Staged Activity Badge

Paddle Sports Staged Activity Badge
Sailing Staged Activity Badge

Sailing Staged Activity Badge
Swimmer Staged Activity Badge

Swimmer Staged Activity Badge
Time on the Water Staged Activity Badge

Time on the Water Staged Activity Badge

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: Creative, Adventure, Expedition, Fitness, Global, Outdoor, Promise, Community, leading to the Chief Scout Gold Award.

Adventure Challenge Award

Adventure Challenge Award
Chief Scout's Gold Award

Chief Scout’s Gold Award
Creative Challenge Award

Creative Challenge Award
Expedition Challenge Award

Expedition Challenge Award
Outdoors Challenge Award

Outdoors Challenge Award
Personal Challenge Award

Personal Challenge Award
Skills Challenge Award

Skills Challenge Award
Team Leader Challenge Award

Team Leader Challenge Award
Teamwork Challenge Award

Teamwork Challenge Award
World Challenge Award

World Challenge Award