Wearing the Scout uniform is all part and parcel of coming to Scouts. However it can be a little confusing as to where all the badges go. Below is a simple diagram to show you the positioning of your badges. If you are new to Scouting, you will receive your core badges & necker when you get invested, which is generally 4/5 weeks after starting. The rest of the badges you have to earn through the years in which you are a Scout.

 

Scout Badges

There is a range of badges and awards available to Scouts through their time in the Troop.

Activity badges

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.

See the activity badges

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.

See the Challenge Awards

Core badges

In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Troop, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.

See the Core Badges