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International Activity Badge – Explorer



How to earn your badge

You need to complete four of these activities:

  • Showcase a form of art or culture from another country. You could create a display of art you have researched or created yourself, or put on a cultural performance.
  • Participate in an event with an international theme. Explain what the event taught you about the cultural customs to your Unit.
  • Cook a traditional meal using international fairtrade ingredients. Discuss the benefits of fairtrade food.
  • Take part in an international experience such as a Scout Jamboree, Home Hospitality or cultural exchange experience. Maintaining an
    international link, such as a pen pal, over a period of time counts too.
  • Help to organise and take part in a Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) or Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) event.
  • Organise an activity with an international theme, like a festival celebrated in another country.
  • Explore the origins of another country’s national celebration, such as Independence Day in the USA, Republic Day in India or Chinese New Year.



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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