The Promise is a simple way to help young people and adults celebrate their shared Scout values. Every Scout promises to stick by these values when they become a member. 

It’s important that every member has the chance to think about their Promise, and chat through its meaning, before they make their Promise for the first time during a special ceremony we call an Investiture.

Activity Badges

Become an expert in something you love, or try something shiny and new. There’s a badge to suit each and every Beaver.

Challenge Awards

Completing awards challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.

Badges to earn at home

Wanting to earn every badge you possibly can? Well the badges below are ones which we’ll probably never do within our weekly meetings – so have a go at home, keep track of your progress and show your leaders with either pictures, a log book or certificates.

Activity badges

Book Reader

How to earn your badge: 
  1. Design a cover for your favourite book.
    • Tell your Colony, Lodge, Explorer Scout Young Leader or Beaver Leader why this book is your favourite.
  2. Read at least six books.
    • Books you have read on an e-reader count too.
  3. Show that you know how to look after a book.
  4. Make a bookmark and explain what bookmarks are for.


How to earn your badge: 
  1. Spend at least six weeks making a collection.
  2. Show your Colony or Lodge a sample of things from your collection.
  3. Tell others in your Colony or Lodge about your collection.
    • What is your collection? Why do you collect these things? What is your favourite thing from your collection?


How to earn your badge: 
  1. Find out why it’s important to wear safety equipment like a helmet, reflective clothing and lights.
  2. Show how to put on and wear a cycle helmet correctly.
  3. Show how to pump up a tyre.
  4. Go for a short ride in a safe place.


How to earn your badge: 
  1. Choose a hobby to take part in for at least six weeks.
  2. Show that you have stuck with your hobby.
    • Show what you know about your hobby and the skills you have learned.
  3. Show and tell the Colony, your Lodge or leaders about your chosen hobby.
    • Talk about what it is, why you enjoy it and what your favourite thing about it is.

Staged badges