Uniform & Badges
You may be able to get some items from your local Group if they run a second-hand scheme. Your child will hopefully spend three years in each section so it’s worth buying large and getting a few years out of it.
>See Scouts and Ventures Uniform and Badges below which is rolled and worn around the neck, closed with a woggle. Typically the necker is presented to your child when they are invested (formal welcome ceremony) into Scouts, so check with your local Scouters about who buys it. Once they have a necker they must wear it to every Scouting event or meeting.
You will also need to get some outdoor gear for your Scout more details here
- Scouts wear a navy shirt with navy trousers.
Scouts Uniform and Badges
- Ventures and Rovers wear a navy shirt with navy trousers.
Ventures Uniform and Badges
Beavers Uniform & Badges
Cubs Uniform & Badges
Scouts Uniform & Badges
Ventures Uniform & Badges
Sewing on Badges
About Scouting Badges
There are several types of badges and these will be presented to your Scout when earned. Scouts progress individually so each Scout wears a different selection. Some move with your child when they progress to an older section (e.g. Beavers up to Cubs), other don’t. Old badges can be sewn onto a fleece camp blanket.
- Group, County and Province badges are awarded to each new Scout
- Spices Badges – indicate progress in the ONE PROGRAMME/SPICES
- Adventure Skills – from level 1 to 9 in Camping, HillWalking, BACKWOODS, EMERGENCIES, PADDLING, Air, Sailing, PIONEERING, Rowing – earned for progressing in these skills
- Special Interests – physical, community, skills, adventure, environment
- Section badge – shows progress through the sections of Scouting e.g. a Scout who was also a Beaver and a Cub displays the Beaver and Cub section badges
- Leadership badges – Lodge leader, Sixer, Seconder, Patrol Leader etc earned for leading small teams
- Special Events – National events (such as JAMÓIGE or JAMBOREES) and some other events award a badge for participation
- The Chief Scout Award