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.
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:
See Your Squirrel Scout's Badges Here
See Your Beaver Scout's Badges Here
See Your Cub Scout's Badges Here
See Your Sea Scout's Badges Here
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