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Cub Scout badges and awards

   

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

Activity badges

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Cub 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 Pack 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.

Core badges

In addition, there are a number of special badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Pack, 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 Cub Scouts towards gaining their badges.

Recognising achievement

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

 

Membership Award

  Membership Award  

A young person joining the Cub Scout Pack after the age of eight, and who has not previously been a Beaver Scout, will start work on their Cub Scout Membership Award straight away.

 

The badge is presented at the Investiture ceremony when the new Cub Scout makes their Promise.

Requirements

 
  1. Know about the Cub Scout Pack:
    1. Get to know the other members and leaders in your Six and Pack.
    2. Find out about the ceremonies and traditions in your Pack.
    3. Find out about the activities that your Pack does.
  2. Know about joining your Pack:
    1. Know and understand the Cub Scout Promise and Law and the rules in your Pack.
    2. Know and understand the Cub Scout Motto, Sign, Salute and Handshake.
    3. Know what to do at your Investiture.
    4. Know the meanings of the badges you will receive.
  3. Know the history of the family of Scouts and worldwide Scouting.

Moving-on Award (Cub Pack to Scout Troop)

Moving-on Award (Cub Pack to Scout Troop)

 The Moving-on Award is intended to help a Cub Scout make a smooth transition to the Scout Troop.

The requirements

  1. Attend both Cub Scouts and Scouts for four to six weeks and take an active part in the Troop programme.
  2. Work for the Scout Membership Award during this time.

Presenting the award

 

The Cub Scout Leader presents the Moving-on Award, normally at a going-up ceremony.

If the Cub has completed the requirements for the Scout Membership Award, the Scout Leader will then invest them as a Scout and present this badge.

The Moving-on Award on the uniform

A Cub Scout wears the Award on the left breast, above the Membership Badge and above the Joining In Award. The young person should wear the award throughout their time with the section.

This badge can be worn on the Member’s new Scout uniform.

Joining-In Awards

  Joining-In Awards  

These are special badges that are awarded at regular intervals of around a year.

They celebrate the Cub Scout’s participation in a Balanced Programme.

Presenting the awards

 

The numbering indicates how many years each Member has participated in the Programme across the whole Scout Movement.

You need to count the time from when they first joined the Movement, perhaps as a Beaver Scout. A Beaver Scout should wear their highest numbered Joining In Badge on their new Cub Scout uniform.

Information

 

You will also need the joining date information from the former Pack of any Cub Scout who transfers to your Pack on moving into your area.

On their next anniversary, you will present the next consecutively numbered Joining In Badge if they have taken part in a Balanced Programme in the Pack.

Keeping badges in stock

 

The Cub Scout Pack should carry a supply of Joining In Badges numbered from one to five, to cover the full range of your Cub Scouts’ possible involvement with Scouting.

Joining In Badge on the uniform

 

They wear this Badge above the Cub Scout Membership Award, and below the Beaver Scout Moving-On Badge.

When a Cub Scout joins the Scout Troop, they should wear on their new Scout uniform the most recent numbered Joining In Badge gained in the Pack.

Activity Badges

  Air Activities Activity Badge   Animal Carer Activity Badge   Artist Activity Badge   Astronomer Activity Badge   Athletics Activity Badge   Athletics Plus Activity Badge   Book Reader Activity Badge   Camper Activity Badge   Chef Activity Badge   Collector Activity Badge   Communicator Activity Badge  Cyclist Activity Badge   DIY Activity Badge   Entertainer Activity Badge   Equestrian Activity Badge  Global Conservation Activity Badge  Hobbies Activity Badge   Home Help Activity Badge    

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

All of these badges can be found on the Scouts .org.uk website

Staged Activity Badges

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

There are fourteen staged 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.

  

Challenge awards

              

 Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Pack or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, Adventure, Outdoor, Skills, Our World, Personal, Team Leader and Team Work. Once these have been achieved they can go for the top award in Cubs The Chief Scout’s Award.

To help you know where the Badges go here is a diagram

   

To help you know where the Badges go here is a diagram