How to earn your award


Choose an aspect of local community life and find out as much as you can about it. You could learn about:

local government

local history

different faiths

types of farming found locally.

Work with people or an organisation from a community. Take the chance to find an issue that your Troop could help with. It should be something that helps people and also helps you grow as a person. Plan and carry out the project with your Troop and others in the community. Then share what you learned from the activity with other people. Talk about how it helped other people and what you will do with the skills and experiences you have gained.

Plan, take an active part in and evaluate a local community service. Doing the service should take you at least six hours (not including planning and evaluating).

Take part in an activity that shows you understand your own faith or beliefs.

Take part in an activity that explores different beliefs and attitudes. You could look at fashion, music, sport or disability.

Give several examples of how you have kept your Scout Promise and Scout Laws.

Take an active part in an environmental project.

Investigate and try to make contact with Scouts in another country.

Take part in an activity that explores an international issue.




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.