Scout Badges and Uniform

Details of uniform for each section, and the location of badges are attached.

We would normally expect your child to attend in full uniform.  However, for specific activities full or suitable uniform activity-wear may be more suitable.  Guidance on the expected uniform for each activity would be provided with details of the proposed event or activity.

Scouts Teal green smart shirt, dark blue uniform ‘activity’ trousers Scout belt and Group neckerchief.

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The Group neckerchief is Lemon, with the Group’s badge.  These are available from the Group.

For activity wear there is a choice of optional polo shirts, available in turquoise for Beaver Scouts and green for Cub Scouts and Scouts.

Scouts have challenge badges, that work towards their Chief Scouts Gold badge, and over seventy activity badges that let them discover many new activities.  If your scout is awarded a badge, please sew it on their shirt as shown below:

Position of Badges on Scout Uniform

Members of all ages work towards attaining awards both in their chosen activities, and are awarded badges. From Circus Skills and Street Sports to Imagination and Public Relations, there is a wide range of choice of Activity Badges for all Sections.  Hobbies that your child has can also be used to help both ‘Activity Badges’ and progressive training awards.

These are generally awarded for trying new activities and doing their best at them for the younger sections whilst Scouts do have some badges that specific standards have to be met.  Generally the effort needed to obtain the badge or the standard required increases as your child progresses through the sections.  In addition though, there are ‘Staged Activity Badges’ these have been designed to provide a unified approach throughout the Sections.

All the Staged Activity Badges have various stages, which 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.

There are ‘Joining In’ awards which are presented with the numbering indicating how many years the Member has regularly attended and participated in the balanced programme across the whole Scout Movement.   Only the highest numbered badge is worn.

Each section has a number of ‘Challenge Badges’; these can either be done individually or in groups.  On completion of a number of these your child can earn the relevant Chief Scouts Award, the highest award earned worn on their uniform for Scouts it’s the Gold Chief Scouts Award.

When your child is ready to move onto the next section there are moving on awards for each section.

Occasionally your child may be asked to undertake things at home to go towards badge-work or challenges being undertaken at their meeting.

More information about the badge system can be found by clicking here.