Global Issues Activity Badge
How to earn your badge
You need to complete three of these activities:
- Spend three days living on food that costs no more than £2 a day. Keep a diary of how it went and share your experiences with others.
- Using cardboard, build a shelter and camp out in your local area to understand and experience the challenges faced by homeless people.
- Explore different media outlets to find information about migration and immigration. Review what you find and discuss with your Unit your thoughts and feelings about the information and how this issue is perceived at a local and global level.
- Compare youth issues between the UK and another country, such as voting age, access to education or youth services and discuss with your Unit.
- Give a presentation to your Unit or another section about a global issue that you feel passionate about. Perform an action such as signing a petition about the issue, researching a charity or writing to an elected representative.
Badge and Award Requirements
Badge and award requirements can be adapted (for example, for young people with
additional needs, medical conditions and disabilities) to ensure a similar
level of challenge for all young people. This may mean that you need to
scale the level of difficult up or down to suit the individual’s needs.
The things to consider are:
- Whether the individual
elements can be adapted or whether they need to be replaced by an entirely
- Whether to change the
requirements for one young person or whether it is more appropriate to
change them for the whole Section to ensure the young person doesn't feel
- One thing that many Leaders
do to adapt badge requirements in similar circumstances is to develop some
of the individual challenges into a team challenge so that the young
person can use their individual strengths and abilities to achieve a team
goal. Again, this avoids one Member being singled out.
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.