Local Knowledge Activity Badge
How to earn your badge
Choose one of these three options, depending on where you live. Then complete all the tasks.
Option 1: rural and suburban areas
- Show that you know the local area surrounding your home or Scout
Headquarters, up to a radius of 2 kilometres in suburban districts and 5
kilometres in rural districts. Locate as many as you can of these:
Use a street map to point out six locations from step 1. From your home or Scout Headquarters, show the quickest route to one of the places.
- doctors, veterinary surgeons, dentists, hospitals and ambulance station
- fire station, police station, garages, shopping centres, retail parks and convenience stores
- main bus stops, railway stations and local routes of buses and trains
- local Scout Headquarters, public parks, theatres, sports and leisure complexes and cinemas
- places of worship, museums, schools, colleges and local government buildings
- local routes that take you to the nearest motorway or national routes.
Option 2: urban areas
- Gain a general knowledge of what parts of the country are served from
your local airport, mainline railway and coach stations.
- Find out how to reach the local airport, mainline railway and coach stations, and major tourist attractions from your Scout Headquarters or home.
- Show how to use a map of your district. Use it to point out any six places of interest. Show how to get to these places from your Scout Headquarters or home.
- Give clear directions to a place of interest 8 kilometres away, to a person travelling by car or public transport.
- Find out which major local roads link to the motorway and A-road network and the main cities these roads serve.
Option 3: heritage
- Study an aspect of national history, local history or family heritage. Exhibit or present the results to other people.
- Over a period agreed with your leader, get involved in a project to help preserve some aspect of national or local heritage.
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