How to earn your badge
1. Help to put up a tent
2. Collect wood and help to build a fire
3. Cook on a fire or barbeque
4. Learn how to tie a reef knot
5. Take part in a small pioneering project
6. Start your own camp blanket
7. Visit a Cub, Scout or Group camp
Safety is really important when you’re around the fire. Your leader will be supervising you, so make sure you follow their instructions and be careful.
For the pioneering project you could use uncooked spaghetti or skewers and sweets, or bamboo canes and elastic bands to create simple A-frame structures – towers, bridges etc.
Every individual who undertakes an activity badge should face a similar degree of challenge and as a result some requirements may need to be adapted. It is completely acceptable to change some of the requirements of the badges to allow individuals to access the badge (for example where there are special needs, cultural issues, or religious considerations to take into account) and the requirements outlined for activity badges do allow for some flexibility in order to obtain the badge. If you would like help or advice when considering adapting the requirements of a badge please contact UK Headquarters.