How to earn your badge
- Successfully lead a team of Explorers throughout the course of a project. There are lots of possibilities but whatever you do, you’ll need
- set a goal for the project and individual targets for team members
- take suggestions and feedback from team members into account and act on them
- teach team members new skills that may be required for the project
- manage any tricky situations or people and find compromises
- give clear instructions, motivate your team, give praise, ensure that you are on track and make sure everyone is safe.
- Take an active role in the running of an activity linking with the Scout section. Help a new Explorer Scout to be part of the Unit and help them understand what is expected.
- Help a group of Explorers or members of a younger section develop a Scouting skill.
- Represent the views of other Explorer Scouts (for example at a District Explorer Scout Forum or similar) and report back to them afterwards.
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.