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Badges and Awards

Even though the emphasis is on a Balanced Programme of activities, there are still badges and awards for Cub Scouts to aim for during their time with the Pack. Badges and awards are given in recognition of the effort made by each young person at their own level.

The Membership Award

This award helps the young person understand the commitment they are making when they make the promise and become a Member of the Movement, if they have not been a Beaver Scout. It covers the history, traditions and practices of Scouting.

Joining In Awards

The Joining In Awards recognise a commitment to Scouting. They celebrate Cub Scouts participating in a Balanced Programme over a period of time. They are awarded on the anniversary of the young person joining Scouting.

Challenges

The Challenges complement the Balanced Programme. These have been developed to extend Cub Scouts’ skills and experience in a particular area. The seven Challenges in the Cub Scout Section are:

  •  Outdoor Challenge
  • Promise Challenge
  • Creative Challenge
  • Fitness Challenge
  • Global Challenge
  • Community Challenge
  • Outdoor Plus Challenge

Activity Badges

Activity Badges are optional, but they provide an opportunity to reward a young person who has taken part in an activity over a period of time. They should raise interest and extend a young person’s skills throughout their time in Scouting. There are 33 Cub Scout Activity Badges, ranging from Book Reader to Navigator to Water Activities

Staged Activity Badges

In addition to the Cub Scout Activity Badges, there are six Activity Badges staged across all of the Sections, which gives a young person the opportunity to develop an area of interest throughout their time in Scouting from 6 –18. These are:

  • Emergency Aid
  • Hikes Away
  • Information Technology
  • Musician
  • Nights Away
  • Swimmer

Partnership Awards
Partnership Awards are designed to encourage the Sections to work together, and for Scouts to

work with other young people in their community. There are three Partnership Awards:

  • The International Friendship Award
  • The Faith Award
  • The Environment Award

Chief Scout’s Silver Award

This badge is the highest award available in the Cub Scout Section. It is gained by completing:
  • Promise Challenge
  • Creative Challenge
  • Community Challenge
  • Fitness Challenge
  • Global Challenge
  • Outdoor Challenge

The Chief Scout’s Silver Award can be worn on the Scout Uniform once the Cub moves onto Scouts.

The Moving-On Award

This badge helps ease the transfer of a Cub Scout to the Scout Troop. It also allows the Cub Scout to be invested into the Troop immediately, recognising that they are already Members of the Scout Movement.

Badge Placement

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