The Balanced Programme
The word ‘Programme’ in Scouting refers to the range of activities, challenges and experiences that young people experience in Scouting. This programme of activities is planned by the leadership team in partnership with young people. The Scouting Programme for all sections is based around three main themes: outdoor and adventure, world and skills. In each section a range of badges and awards support all aspects of Scouting, including the main themes: leadership, teamwork and personal development. You can read more about the Balanced Programme in this leaflet.

There are a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Scouting Movement:

Activity badges

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.

Challenge badges

Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Group. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.

Core badges

In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Section, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.

Further information about badges can be found under SECTIONS.  Regular uniform checks are carried out and it is important that badges are sewn on in the right place.

Please click the links below to find the position of badges on Uniform: