How to earn your badge
- With others, plan at least five one-day journeys of at least 14km in hilly country. At least three of these should be in areas defined as terrain one
and be led by a permit holder.
- Using Ordnance Survey maps, complete all the information you need to plan the route for each journey.
- Learn how to summon help in an emergency. Make sure you know what In Touch system will be used.
- Make sure you know the different types of hazards you might come across. There might be water hazards, unstable ground, changeable weather conditions or other dangers.
- Before setting out, list the equipment that should be taken and explain how to use them correctly. This includes:
- spare food and safety or emergency equipment
- what you should wear
- what you should carry.
- Complete your planned journeys. Take turns in leading the group for part of each journey. Keep a log of your journeys.
- During the journey, show how you use the map and compass.
- Show you’re aware of ways to preserve the natural environment, such as avoiding erosion and conserving wildlife habitats.
- Show that you’re aware of developments in technology, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), digital mapping or waterproof maps.
- Show that you know the publication Safety on Mountains, published by the British Mountaineering Council.
This badge should be worked towards in terrain one and below and in summer conditions.