How to earn your award

  1. Over a period of time, take part in at least four creative activities. Some of these should be new to you. You could try:
    • music
    • photography
    • wood or metalwork
    • needlework
    • cooking
    • website design
    • dance.
  2. Show that you have developed your skills in one of these activities. Show that you know how to use any equipment safely.
  3. Use your creative ability to produce something that promotes a Scouting activity or an event.
  4. Construct a model using materials like a plastic kit or recycled items. Alternatively, make a useful item from wood, metal or plastic.
  5. Show how to use social media or the internet in a creative and safe way. Explain why it’s important to use them safely.
  6. Take part in a performance. You could try:
    • magic tricks
    • gymnastics display
    • campfire sketch
    • street dance
    • plays
    • concerts.


Every individual  who undertakes an activity badge should face a similar degree of challenge and as a result some requirements may need to be adapted. It is completely  acceptable to change some of the requirements of the badges to allow individuals to access the badge (for example where there are special needs, cultural issues, or religious considerations to take into account) and the requirements outlined for activity badges do allow for some flexibility in order to obtain the badge. If you would like help or advice when considering adapting the requirements of a badge please contact UK Headquarters.