Badges at 4th Heswall

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.

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

4th Heswall Awards Programme

Learn how Scout badges work, see your child’s badge record, and find out how they can achieve the Chief Scout’s Award.   

Badges Explained


Core Badges
– are the membership, county and group badges worn by all sections. These are awarded new at the time of investiture into a new section.

Challenge 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.


Their highest Chief Scout’s Award remains on their uniform throughout their membership.

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. Beaver badges are Yellow, Cub badges are Red, and Scout badges are dark blue. 

Activity Badges are for activities suitable for each section and do not transfer as the child moves on.

Staged Badges – are light blue with a purple edge and 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, many of the stages align with the relevant national governing body’s levels of achievement.

Staged badges stay with the young person throughout their time as a member.


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