Uniform Badges

I’m a Scout – what badges will the hike and training help me to achieve?

Adventure Challenge

Counts as one of your four activities. Develop your skill and expertise. Show that you know the safety issues involved, and that you can use any equipment needed for the activity safely

Outdoor Challenge

Counts as one of your four camper nights. With others, pitch and strike your tent. Set up a suitable stove and use it to prepare, cook and serve a meal safely. Show how to pack a rucksack correctly. Understand the three points of the Countryside Code. Show what action you can take to follow the code. Respect the environment you are in and, at the end of the camp, leave the site as you found it.

Teamwork Challenge

Counts as one of your three occasions you were part of a Scout team, where you work together to achieve a goal.

Personal Challenge

Counts as one of your two challenges if agreed with a leader.

Expedition Challenge

Take part in either an expedition over two days with at least three other Scouts.

Take an active part in planning the expedition. Do any training you need and be well prepared. Training should include: planning a route, including rest and meal stops. Being able to work out how long it should take you to travel that route. choosing suitable equipment for an expedition. You might consider tents, stoves, rucksacks, walking equipment, emergency equipment, first aid kit, wet weather gear, appropriate food and a camera. navigation and using things like maps and timetables for your expedition. knowing what to do in an emergency.

During the expedition or exploration:
Play a full part in the team, use a map or other navigation device to keep track of where you are, cook and eat at least one hot meal, do a task, investigation or exploration as agreed with your leader.

Produce an individual report or presentation within the three weeks following your expedition. You could present your work as a project, performance, video recording, oral presentation, blog or website.

I’m an Explorer – what badges will the hike and training help me to achieve?
  • Chief Scout’s Platinum: 2 day 1 night expedition, 1 night away
  • Chief Scout’s Diamond: 1 night away
Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls