There are a huge number of badges available to young people across all sections of Scouting. Some of these might be to reward proficiency or endeavour in a certain skill area, while others might be for time spent in the movement, for becoming a member of the next section, or for taking part in particular challenges or expeditions.
A guide showing where to position the various badges on a Cub’s uniform can be found at: Scouts.org.uk – Cubs – Position of Badges.
As your Cub earns badges you can use your Online Scout Manager to view where they should be placed: OSM
Core badges are obtained upon joining or moving on from the Pack, or for time spent in the Scouting movement. Chief amongst these is the Membership badge, or World Badge, seen on the right, but there are also badges which show the length of time a Cub has been a member.
Further details can be found at: Scouts.org.uk – Cubs – Core Badges.
Chief Scout’s Silver Award and Challenge Badges
The Chief Scout’s Silver Award badge is the highest award available in the Cub Scout section. It is gained by completing the Creative, Fitness, Friendship, Global, Outdoor and Promise Challenges. Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Pack or community.
Further details can be found at: Scouts.org.uk – Cubs – Challenge Awards.
Cubs Activity Badges
Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Cub Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.
Further details can be found at: Scouts.org.uk – Cubs – Activity Badges.
Cubs Staged Activity Badges
Staged Activity badges give Cubs the opportunity to demonstrate developing levels of competence at a range of activities including First Aid, Information Technology and many others. Once a Stage 2 or Stage 5 has been awarded the new badge replaces the one worn on the uniform to indicate completion of the earlier Stage.
Further details of the Staged Activity Badges can be found at: Scouts – Cubs – Staged Activity Badges