Basic Rules – Cambridgeshire scouts
Beavers – complete a minimum of 8 activities
Cubs – complete a minimum of 10 activities
Scouts – complete a minimum of 14 activities
Explorers / Network / Adult members – complete a minimum of 18 activities.
- To earn the badge participants must complete the above, with at least 1 from each zone
- All activities must be completed between 23rd April and 23rd October, each signed off by a nonrelated Cambridgeshire Scouts adult member (for young people this should be one of their section leadership team).
- All competition entries must be received by 31st October.
- COVID guidance must be complied with at all times, and scouting activities must comply with POR.
- All photos, videos and other content will be used in the promotion of scouting unless otherwise requested when shared.
- The judge’s* decisions are final with regards to winners and prize allocation.
* the judges are the core team organisers
Basic Rules – Anyone else (in scouting or not)
Beaver age ( 5 ¾ to 8) or under – complete a minimum of 8 activities
Cub age (8 to 10 ½) – complete a minimum of 10 activities
Scout age (10 ½ to 14) – complete a minimum of 14 activities
All others – complete a minimum of 18 activities
- To earn the badge participants must complete the above, with at least 1 from each zone:
- All activities must be completed between 23rd April and 23rd October, each signed off by an adult.
- COVID guidance and your own risk assessment must be complied with at all times.
- All photos, videos and other content will be used in the promotion of scouting unless otherwise
requested when shared.
- Go Geocaching and using GPS tracking find those hidden caches. Beavers need to find at least 4, Cubs 6, Scouts 8 and everyone else 10. At least 25% should be outside your scouting District.
- Camping in a tent.. At least 1 night for Beavers, 3 for Cubs (at least 2 consecutive), 6 nights for Scouts (at least 3 consecutive) and 8 nights for everyone else (at least 3 consecutive).
- Light a fire and cook something on it.
- Make a den somewhere unusual and sleep in it.
- Fly a kite you have made.
- Pioneer something, using at least 1 new knot you learn to do so.
- Recruit a new young person or adult member to join the adventure.
- Watch sunrise AND sunset on the same day, recording it in photos, videos, drawing or painting.
- Try a new adventurous activity – abseiling, climbing, watersports or…..
- Litter pick in a local area for at least 20 mins (Beavers), 40 mins (Cubs), 60mins (Scouts) , everyone else at least 2 sessions of 45 minutes and / or help organise for other sections.
- Earn the next Staged Community Impact badge with at least 2 others from the same section.
- Collect unused items from around your house to donate to charity, or do a car boot sale and donate the funds raised.
- Carry out random acts of kindness – at least 1 for each year of your age (if you are over 25 then 25 is sufficient). This could be helping someone without being asked, writing a letter, making a cake to say thanks or……
- Create and run a fun quiz for at least 3 other people.
- Brighten up your community with a flower planter or by leaving a card to be found, to cheer someone up.
- Create a community map.
- Make a suitable short video ( 2-3 mins) that can be used to recruit young people or adults to your section.
- Take photos (at least 9) of what scouting means to you and make a photo collage using IT.
- Hold a family / section / unit “Bake Off” with the theme of “what scouting means to me”. From baking a cake to decorating biscuits….
- Create an obstacle course, and then get someone to time you and at least one other person completing it.
- Write an item about what scouting has helped you achieve and submit it to the county website.
- Design and make your own computer game or board game, then play it with someone.
- Decorate some “thankful “pebbles and leave them around your local area to be found. What are you thankful for?
- Find somewhere outside the UK that has the same name as (near) where you live and compare the 2 cultures. Find at least 4 things they have in common and at least 4 differences.
- Learn about scouting in a country outside the UK, maybe through JOTA / JOTI in October.
- Monitor the waste you produce as a family and implement a plan to reduce, reuse and recycle it all – then do so.
- Look at the clothes you are wearing and see where they were made. What are the advantages and disadvantages of overseas production?
- Link your section with 1 abroad – perhaps exchange postcards or run a virtual event or sleepover together.
- For at least 5 days cook / help cook food from a different country – and eat it with / how people in that country would do. For example chopsticks, hands, using a form of bread to scoop up the main dish.
- Earn your Health & Fitness (Beavers) or Athletics / Plus (Cubs / Scouts / Explorers) badge.
- Climb high – using stairs at home or somewhere else getting “climbing” – see the resources page to see how high – do one or more.
- Get out – wearing your necker over your clothing hike the equivalent distance of your District border or County border distance. See the resources page to see how far!
- Route Art – plan and draw a picture on a scouting theme by hiking, running, biking, skipping or skating. Record it on a free app (if unable to use one then draw it out on a map instead).
- For at least 4 consecutive weeks take part (not at school) in an active sport or physical pursuit, which you haven’t already gained an activity badge for. Show how you improved.
- Take part in Jamboree on the Trail (JOTT) on 8th May
- Learn to make your Scout Promise and your name in sign language.
- Research the 5 Scouting Values, and explain what they mean. Identify at least 1 action or activity for each to show you are being an outstanding scout, and complete them.
- Learn about a religious festival that you do not celebrate with your family.
- Join in a section activity to build a well-being box.
- Learn something to help you with mindfulness.
- Plan and run an activity for a different section (older or younger).
- Write a letter to someone, explaining why you are thankful to them.
- Visit a place of worship (or have a visitor) and learn about the traditions, foods and practices of that religion.
- Keep a gratitude diary. At least 7 days for Beavers, 14 days for Cubs, 21 days for Scouts and a month for everyone else