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These are the badges


There are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Colony, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.

Membership Award

Membership Award

 This award has been designed to help Beaver Scouts understand the commitment that they are making when they make their Promise and become Members of the Movement and the Beaver Scout section.


 It is recommended that Beaver Scouts complete the following activities in areas one and two before they make their Promise and the badge is awarded.


Area one – Know about the Colony 

  • attend at least four meetings
  • get to know other members and leaders in the Colony
  • find out about ceremonies and traditions in the Colony
  • find out about activities available in the Colony.

Area two – Know about joining the Colony

  • know and show an understanding of the Beaver Scout Promise
  • know and show an understanding of the Scout Motto, sign and handshake
  • know what to do at your Investiture
  • know the meaning of the badges you will receive at their Investiture
  • show a general knowledge of the family of Scouts, worldwide Scouting and the history of Scouting.

Area Three – Promise 

  • become a Beaver Scout by making the Promise.

 Moving-on Award (Beaver Colony to Cub Pack)

Moving-on Award (Beaver Colony to Cub Pack)

 This Award is presented to a Beaver Scout when he or she is invested into the Cub Scout Pack. The Investiture should take place on their first official meeting as a Cub Scout.

This award helps ease the transfer of a Beaver Scout to the Cub Scout Pack.

It also allows the Beaver Scout to be invested into the Pack immediately, recognising that they are already a Member of the Scout Movement. The young person should wear the award throughout their time with the section.

To complete the Moving-on Award, a Beaver Scout must:

  • know about the Cub Scout Pack
  • know about joining the Cub Scout Pack
  • renew the Promise

Know about the Cub Scout Pack

  • attend meetings of both the Beaver Scout Colony and the Cub Scout Pack for at least four weeks and take an active part in both programmes
  • get to know the Members and Leaders of your Six and Pack
  • find out about the ceremonies and traditions in the Pack
  • find out about the activities available to your Six and Pack.

Know about joining the Cub Scout Pack

  • know and show an understanding of the Cub Scout Promise and Law
  • know and show an understanding of the Scout Motto, Sign, Salute and Handshake
  • know what to do at your Investiture
  • know the meaning of the badges you will receive at Investiture. This should include extending your understanding of the family of Scouting and worldwide Scouting.

Renew the Promise

  • become a member of the Cub Scout Pack by renewing the Promise.

Joining-In Awards

Joining-In Awards

 The Joining In badges recognise a commitment to Scouting. They celebrate Beaver Scouts participating in a Balanced Programme over a period of time.

These badges are not section specific. They recognise the length of time a young person has been a Member of the Scout Movement, rather than as a Member of any individual section.

Presenting the awards

In the Colony, up to two Joining In badges can be earned.

The first would normally be presented one year after the Beaver Scout has joined the Colony.

The award acknowledges and celebrates an active involvement in a Balanced Programme.

Some Colonies award a Joining In badge around the time of a Beaver Scout’s birthday.

Wearing the badge

There is no requirement to remove the previous Joining In Badge when a new one is presented.

Activity badges

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Beaver Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.

Adventure Activity Badge    Air Activities Activity Badge    Animal Friend Activity Badge    Creative Activity Badge    Experiment Activity Badge    Explore Activity Badge    Faith Activity Badge

 All of these badges can be found on the Scouts website

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.

Emergency Aid Staged Activity Badge    Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge    Information Technology Staged Activity Badge    Musician Staged Activity Badge    Nights Away Staged Activity Badge    Swimmer Staged Activity Badge

 Partnership Awards

Parnership Awards can be a valuable part of the Balanced Programme

  Environment Partnership Award    Faith Partnership Award     International Partnership Award

A further option to help your Balanced Programme are the three Partnership Awards:

  • International Partnership Award
  • Environment Partnership Award
  • Faith Partnership Award

These awards encourage your Section to link up with another Section within your own Scout Group, a Section in another group, or another youth group or organisation, to work together on a project that will help other people.

A partner may be within Scouting, including Scout Network(s) or an appropriate external organisation. Examples would include:

  • A Beaver Scout Colony, Cub Scout Pack, Scout Troop, Explorer Scout Unit and a Scout Network working together
  • A Beaver Scout Colony, Cub Scout Pack and a Scout Troop working together
  • A Scout Troop with a local British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) group
  • Four Explorer Scout Units working together
  • A Scout Network working with a local authority or Scout Active Support Unit.

Challenge badges

Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Colony 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.

Chief Scout's Bronze Award    Friendship Challenge    Creative Challenge    Fitness Challenge    Global Challenge    Promise Challenge    Outdoor Challenge