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Hobbies Activity Badge

These badge requirements were updated on 26 January 2018. The previous badge requirements can still be used until 31 January 2019, to allow for transition where necessary.

How to earn your badge

  1. Over three months, be actively involved in a hobby of your choice.
  2. Show and explain to your leader or Explorer Scout Young Leader what equipment, materials and background information you have used to take part in your hobby including any safety rules.
  3. Talk about your hobby including why you have chosen it and what you enjoy about it. 
  4. Talk to your leader about how you plan to develop your hobby, interest or skill in the future.


Top tips

You can earn more than one Hobbies Badge.

A hobby is an activity done regularly in leisure time for enjoyment.

Previous badge requirements

These requirements will be discontinued on 31 January 2019.

How to earn your badge

  1. Learn the safety rules for your hobby, if there are any.
  2. Show that you’re interested in your hobby and that you’re taking part regularly for at least three months.
  3. Show your leader, or other Cubs, how you pursue your hobby. Show what equipment, materials and background information you have used.
  4. Talk to your leader about how you plan to develop your hobby, interest or skill in the future.

 

Flexibility

Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


 

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