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

Challenge Awards/Core Awards

Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Pack, Troup 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. In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Pack or  Troop, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.

Activity Badges

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

Click for information about the Beaver Scout Activity Badges or the Cub Scout Activity Badges  or the Scout Activity Badges

Staged Activity Badges

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

Click for information on the Staged Activity Badges

Where do the badges go?

Click to show  an image of where you should possition Scout badges

Click to show an image of where you should position  Cub Scout badges

Click to show an image of where you should position  Beaver Scout badges

The Scout Association’s Badge App

You may want to download My Badges, The Scout Association’s official badge app for iPhone and iPod Touch. The app is also available for Android phones.


All this information is from the UK Scout Association Website.