When you make your promise and become invested as a Scout you will be able to wear the Scout uniform. You will receive district and county badge and 1st Hemyock Name Tape along with the World Membership Badge.

While you are at Scouts you will have opportunities to gain badges although with such a wide range available it is sometimes better for you to decide which ones you would like to do and then speak to the leaders about it,  there are a few different types of badges.

Activity Badges

There are over 60 activity badges available to scouts these range from angler to circus skills. They cover a wide range of hobbies and activities. Some of these badges will be done on troop nights and during camps but if there are any specific badges you would like to give a go then ask your leaders. For all the details of the badges click here.

Staged Activity Badges

There are six different staged activity badges ranging from nights away to swimming. These badges can be achieved throughout all sections of scouting and so you can just work towards the level you are  at. If you gained some of these badges while a cub they can be transferred to you Scout uniform. Why not try and get the next stage? Here are the details.

Challenge Awards

Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Troop 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. Look at them here.


Where do the badges go?

Here is a diagram showing where to put each of the badges on the scout shirt.

More information about scout badges can be found on the website.