To achieve this badge you need to hold the Scout Teamwork Award, and complete these requirements over a period of at least three months:
- Successfully lead a Scout team at a camp or all day event. You need to:
- look after the whole Patrol / team,
- help individuals in your team if they need it,
- make sure that your team achieves the goal you have been set.
- Help a new Scout to be part of the Troop with an understanding of what is expected of them.
- Help another Scout to develop a Scouting skill.
- Represent the views of other Scouts (for example at a Patrol Leaders’ Council or something 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.
Guidance for Leaders:
The resource ‘Taking the Lead’ provides a wide range of activities which support these badge requirements. It is designed to help you develop leadership skills with Scouts in your Troop, and increase their participation in decision-making processes in Scouting. Most importantly, it will help young people become better team players and leaders, both within Scouting and in preparation for their adult roles in society.
Additionally, information on Troop Forums can be found here. Troop forums and Patrol Leaders’ forums are an opportunity for Scouts to participate in planning, reviewing and implementing their programme, and can be formal or informal as appropriate for your Troop.