Beaver Scout Badges
There are lots of badges you can earn while you are a Beaver Scout. This page lists all of the badges and tells you how to earn them. If you want more detail on a badge, click on its' picture and you will be taken to the correct page on the Scout Association website with full details on the badge.
If you want to know where the badges go on your uniform, then see the Uniform and Badges page under 'Information'.
This is the badge you receive when you are invested into the Beaver Colony and make your promise. It shows everybody that you are a member of the Scout Association.
Joining In Awards
You will receive a Joining In Award each year you are in the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers so that everyone knows how long you have been a member of the Scout Group. When you receive a Joining In Award, don't forget to remove the previous one.
Moving On Award
This award is presented to a Beaver just as they are moving on to the Cub Pack to show they have learned what Cubs is all about. This will be the first badge you wear on your Cub uniform.
There are six challenge badges for you to try. You will usually earn these by attending every week at Beavers. You will need to earn all six of these before you can receive the top award called the Chief Scout's Bronze Award.
Chief Scout's Bronze Award
The Chief Scout's Bronze Award is the highest award available in the Beaver Scout Section. It is gained by completing all six of the Challenge Awards plus another four Activity Badges.
But that's not all! There are 33 Activity Badges that you can complete at any time while you are a Beaver Scout. It is up to you to decide which Activity Badges you want to try so if you want to earn these badges, you should speak to your leader about what you have to do.
These cover everything you could possibly be interested in, from Adventure to Science, Computers to Music. If you have a hobby, interest or favourite sport there is an Activity Badge that you can work hard for, gain and wear on your uniform with pride.
Activity Badges can be worked on by any Beaver. They offer the opportunity for a Beaver or group of Beavers to take a particular interest or skill to a higher level. The detailed requirements of all the badges are on the Scout Association website; just click on the badge’s picture to be taken there.
Sometimes, badges will be run at the weekly meetings or at a special weekend event. And finally, badges just sometimes happen. Beavers gain bits and pieces towards a particular badge by taking part in activities, so it doesn't seem like work at all! Beavers may work on badges at home but please talk to the Beaver Leader before they start.
In order to receive the top award, the Chief Scout's Bronze Award, you must earn at least four Activity Badges.
Many of the Activity Badges are individual badges just for the Beaver section.
And some are staged so that you can earn higher levels as you improve. These badges are the same within Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.
In addition, if you develop your skills even further after you have gained an Activity Badge then you can also gain an additional award, the Activity Plus, for any Activity Badge.