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Activity Centre Service Activity Badge – Explorer



How to earn your badge

  1. Work for at least five days (on at least two different occasions) at a
    Group, District, County, Area or National Scout Activity Centre or campsite, helping the warden or manager however they need you.
  2. Explain the maintenance needed for essential campsite equipment. Do a demonstration, if possible.
  3. Explain and, where possible, demonstrate four of the following:
    • Make a booking for someone wanting to use the site.
    • Show how to restore a camping area after use, including sowing grass.
    • Show how you prevent pipes freezing during the winter and what steps to take when pipes burst.
    • The importance of having clean toilets.
    • Chemicals – what to use and how to use them safely.
    • How to unblock a drain and prevent further blockages.
    • The need for good site drainage and keeping ditches clear.
    • How to dispose of refuse and use an effective recycling system.

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.


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