These badges celebrate your commitment to Scouting, and taking an active part in the programme.
The badges are numbered, and you can be awarded a new badge every 12 months from the time you joined Scouting. If you were a member of a previous section, the badge numbers will continue from those you have already been awarded.
These badges are not section specific. They recognise the length of time you have been a member of the whole Scout movement.
In Explorers you can receive up to four Participation Awards.
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.