How to earn your award

  1. Regularly take part in physical activities over a period of four to six 
    weeks. Keep a record showing your improvement. Your goal could be to develop in an activity or successfully complete a challenge. Physical activity/challenge suggestions:
    • circuit training
    • football skill training
    • aerobic routine
    • synchronised swimming routine
    • Zumba aerobics
    • tap dancing
    • team sports.
    • charity swim
    • long distance cycle ride
    • incident hike
    • athletic event
    • pool life-saving test
    • dance competition.
  2. Show you understand why eating a sensible diet and getting enough sleep is important.
  3. Do some research so that you can explain the dangers and harmful effects of smoking, alcohol and drugs.
  4. Learn and use at least five of these skills:
    • Mend or customise an item of clothing.
    • Cook and serve a two-course meal, for at least four people.
    • Fix a puncture or a dropped chain on a bike.
    • Wash up after a meal, making sure everything is clean and dry.
    • Use a washing machine to wash a load of clothes.
    • Iron your uniform shirt.
    • Change a lightbulb, in a ceiling light.
    • Set a heating timer and thermostat as needed for the time of year.
    • Clean a toilet, hob or oven.
    • Do another similar home skill.
  5. Take part in at least three activities that require a number of problem solving skills.



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.