Badges are used in Scouting to recognise young people's achievements and encourage them to learn new skills.

Chief Scout's Silver Award

The Chief Scouts awards celebrate the highest level of achievement that young people can gain in their section.

We aim to provide activities during our meeting nights and at camps and other activities throughout the year to enable all our Cubs to be able to achieve the Chief Scouts Silver Award.

To achieve the Chief Scouts Silver Award Cubs must gain each of the Challenge Awards plus six Activity badges or Staged Activity badges.

Challenge Badges

The Majority of the Challenge Badges are completed as part of our meeting night activities or at the various camps throughout the year. Where some elements of the badges can be completed at home we've created Home Packs (HomePack) for those badges.

Our Adventure Challenge Award

Our Adventure

Our Outdoor Challenge Award

Our Outdoor

Our Skills Challenge AwardOur Skills Home Pack

Our Skills

Our World Challenge AwardOur Skills Home Pack

Our World

Personal Challenge Award

Personal

Team Leader Challenge Award

Team Leader

Teamwork Challenge Award

Teamwork

Scottish Thistle Award

The Scottish Thistle Award is a special challenge badge for Cubs in Scotland. It does not count towards the Chief Scout Award

Cub Thistle BadgeScottish Thistle Home Pack

Activity Badges

Whilst some activity badges are worked on at various times of the year as part of our Pack activities, e.g., Athletics, Backwoods Cooking and Fire Safety, many activity badges can be worked on at home. Where this is the case we've created Home Packs (HomePack) for those badges.

Home Packs are provided as pdf files which can be downloaded, printed and filled in.

Alternatively a downloaded activity pack can be opened in MS Word and completed electronically (right click on the downloaded file and select open with -> Word).

Animal Carer Activity BadgeAnimal Carer Home Pack

Animal
Carer

Artist Activity BadgeArtist Home Pack

Artist

Astronomer Activity Badge

Astronomer

Athletics Activity Badge

Athletics

Athletics Plus Activity Badge

Athletics
Plus

Backwoods Cooking Activity Badge

Backwoods
Cooking

Book Reader Activity BadgeBook Reader Home Pack

Book
Reader

Chef Activity BadgeChef Home Pack

Chef

Collector Activity Badge

Collector

Communicator Activity Badge

Communicator

Cyclist Activity Badge

Cyclist

Disability Awareness Activity Badge

Disability
Awareness

DIY Activity Badge

DIY

Entertainer Activity Badge

Entertainer

Environmental Conservation Activity BadgeEnvironmental Conservation Home Pack

Environmental
Conservation

Equestrian Activity Badge

Equestrian

Fire Safety Activity Badge

Fire
Safety

Gardener Activity Badge

Gardener

Global Issues Activity Badge

Global
Issues

Hobbies Activity Badge

Hobbies

Home Help Activity Badge

Home
Help

Home Safety Activity Badge

Home
Safety

International Activity Badge

International

Local Knowledge Activity Badge

Local
Knowledge

Martial Arts Activity Badge

Martial
Arts

My Faith Activity Badge

My
Faith

Naturalist Activity Badge

Naturalist

Personal Safety Activity Badge

Personal
Safety

Photography Activity Badge

Photographer

Physical Recreation Activity Badge

Physical
Recreation

Pioneer Activity Badge

Pioneer

Road Safety Activity Badge

Road
Safety

Scientist Activity Badge

Scientist

Skater Activity Badge

Skater

Sports Enthusiast Activity Badge

Sports
Enthusiast

Water Activities Activity Badge

Water
Activities

World Faiths Activity Badge

World
Faiths

Staged Activity Badges

Staged Activity Badges are available to young people from Beavers to Explorers, and cover a range of topics and skills. The stages have increasing levels of difficulty, and a Cubs can begin at whichever stage offers them an appropriate level of challenge.

Air Activities Staged Activity Badge

Air
Activities

Community Impact Staged Activity Badge

Community
Impact

Digital Citizen Staged Activity Badge

Digital
Citizen

Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge

Digital
Maker

Emergency Aid Staged Activity Badge

Emergency
Aid

Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge

Hikes
Away

Musician Staged Activity Badge

Musician

Nauical Skills Staged Activity Badge

Nautical
Skills

Navigator Staged Activity Badge

Navigator

Nights Away Staged Activity Badge

Nights
Away

Paddle Sports Staged Activity Badge

Paddle
Sports

Sailing Staged Activity Badge

Sailing

Snowsports Staged Activity Badge

Snowsports

Swimmer Staged Activity Badge

Swimmer

Time on the Water Staged Activity Badge

Time
on the
Water