How to earn your award
This award should be done over a period of at least three months.
- On at least three separate occasions, be part of a Scout team, where you work together to achieve a goal.
- Give at least three examples of when you’ve been in different types of teams. Explain your role in those teams.
- Take part in at least three teambuilding activities that you have not tried before.
- Take an active part in at least four Troop or Patrol Forums. At each forum, express your views on at least one item being discussed.
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.