1st Great Paxton and the Offords

Scout Group

Activity Badges

Our activity badges allow Scouts to demonstrate their progress in various pursuits, and help them to form new interests. They are usually awarded when a young person has completed a challenging yet achievable set of requirements.


We also have a number of Challenge Awards, which focus on more ambitious tasks and are themed around the zones of our balanced programme.


Our young people wouldn't be able to achieve any of this without the thousands of adult volunteers who regularly give huge amounts of time and effort.


Ever since the first training camp for adults in 1919, qualified Scout leaders have been awarded their Wood Badge, which marks completion of our award-winning leadership training programme.


We regularly work in partnership with organisations who are as excited about Scouting as we are. Along with sponsoring relevant activity badges, our partners also provide resources and opportunities to help young people achieve badges and awards.


For details of the various badges available - please click on the links below...

Where Do They Go?

As a Scout is awarded a new badge, you may wonder where on the uniform they will have to sow it on - or should i say "YOU" will have to sow it on?

To ensure everybody looks the same within the group, the Scout Association has a set position for each and every badge...

The Programme

Young people experience scouting by regularly taking part in quality activities, drawn from each Programme Zone (or self development area for scout network). Personal achievement can be recognised by earning awards and badges leading to the Chief Scout’s Awards and the Queen’s Scout Award.