Staged Activity Badges

The staged activity badges have been designed to provide a unified approach throughout the sections. There are seven activity badges staged across the sections. A young person can gain whichever badge is appropriate to the level they have reached. It is possible, for example, for a Beaver Scout who is an excellent swimmer to gain a higher level badge than a Scout who has just taken up the activity.

Membership & Participation Awards

There are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Unit, or time spent in the Scouting movement.

Activity Badges

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which represent the pinnacle of achievement in a particular field. Whether their interests lie in Hill Walking or Performing Arts, Aviation or Public Relations, Explorers are rewarded both for developing existing strengths and undertaking new ventures.

Chief Scout Platinum Award

To gain this award all of the requirements must be completed.

Chief Scout Diamond Award

The Chief Scout's Diamond Award is the highest of the Chief Scout's Awards, and the final step before the Queen's Scout Award. To gain the Chief Scout's Diamond Award, members must complete all the requirements.

Queen Scout Award

This badge is the highest award available in the Explorer Scout section. To gain this award an Explorer Scout must complete all of the requirements before their 25th birthday.

Young Leader Scheme

The Young Leaders' Scheme helps Explorer Scouts to develop and grow as individuals. It allows them to make a valuable contribution to their community and give service to others. The scheme also helps them fulfil the service elements of their awards.

Explorer Belt Scheme

The Explorer Belt is a challenge of a lifetime. It is a chance to take part in a ten day expedition that brings you a real understanding of a different country, its culture and way of life. It is an experience and an achievement that you will remember for the rest of your life.