Badges at Home

Badges at Home

Many badges can be completed or verified by an adult from home, see which badges are suitable and how to update your child’s badge progress directly from your OSM account.

Beaver, Cub and Scout badges that can be completed at home:

Badges Explained


  • Core Badges – are the membership, county and group badges worn by all sections.
  • Award Badges – are a set of hexagonal challenge badges that once completed qualify for the highest badge, the Chief Scout’s Award. Bronze for Beavers, Silver for Cubs, and Gold for Scouts. 
  • Staged Badges – are for pursuits, sports and skills that have defined stages of achievement. Identifiable by the stage number on the badge, 1 to 5 or higher if signifying occasions, such as Nights Away, Hikes and Time on Water. Many can be achieved by submitting evidence of an extra curricular activity such as swimmer and musician.
  • Activity Badges – are for a specific activity, hobby or task that can usually be covered over a meeting or two with some additional input at home. Many can be achieved completely from home over a weekend or evening. The image on the badge represents the activity.


Cub Challenge Award Badges

Staged Scout Badges

Beaver Activity Badges

See your child’s badge progress:

View all the Scout UK Awards and Badges Below

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls