Beaver Badges & Awards
Even though the emphasis is on a Programme that is balanced with a variety of activities, there are still badges and awards for Beaver Scouts to aim for during their time with the Colony. Badges and awards are given in recognition of the effort made by each young person at their own level.
The Membership Award
This Award helps the young person understand the commitment they are making when they make the Promise and become a Member of the Movement. It covers the history, traditions and practices of Scouting.
Joining In Awards
The Joining In Awards recognise a commitment to Scouting. They celebrate Beaver Scouts participating in a Balanced Programme over a period of time. They are awarded on the anniversary of the young person joining Scouting.
The Challenges complement the Balanced Programme. These have been developed to extend Beaver Scouts’ skills and experience in a particular area. There are six Challenges in the Beaver Scout Section:
- My Adventure Challenge Award
- My Outdoors Challenge Award
- My Skills Challenge Award
- My World Challenge Award
- Personal Challenge Award
- Teamwork Challenge Award
Activity Badges are optional, but they provide an opportunity to reward a young person who has taken part in an activity over a period of time. They should raise interest and extend a young person’s skills throughout their time in Scouting.
There are 19 Beaver Scout Activity Badges.
Staged Activity Badges
In addition to the Beaver Scout Activity Badges, there are six Activity Badges staged across all the Sections, which gives a young person the opportunity to develop an area of interest throughout their time in Scouting from 6 – 18.
There are 14 Staged Activity Badges
Chief Scout’s Bronze Award
This badge is the highest award available in the Beaver Scout Section. The Chief Scout’s Bronze Award can be worn on the Cub Scout Uniform once they move onto Cubs.
The Moving-On Award
This helps ease the transfer of a Beaver Scout to the Cub Scout Pack. It also allows the Beaver Scout to be invested into the Pack immediately, recognising that they are already Members of the Scout Movement.