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Young people's resources

Scout Badges and Awards and How to Earn Them

The definitive badge book for Scouts and their leaders, this handy guide contains the requirements for every single badge in the Scout section.

The Scout Activity Log

Everything you need to know about being a Scout from the Promise and Law, our ceremonies and traditions, to the worldwide Scouting family. With an overview of all badges and awards (including where they go on the uniform) there’s also space to record achievements and other big Scouting moments.

The Scout Pocket Book 1: Outdoor and Adventure, Going Wild!

An introduction to the activities and adventure young people can try as a Scout, with over 50 practical activities from maintaining a bike to scaling a rock face. It’s the perfect head-start for any Scout hungry for badges and awards!

The Scout Pocketbook 2: Skills, Doing it All!

From arts, crafts, sports and performance, this pocket book contains over 50 practical skills from how to perform a stand up routine and walk on stilts, to how to draw an animal and build a model helicopter.  

The Scout Pocketbook 3: World, Getting Active!

This pocket book is about exploring the wider world, making a positive impact in the local communities and caring for the environment. From pond dipping and planning a quiz night to how to transplant a tree and grow strawberries, it’s packed full of activities and inspiration for new adventures. 

Congratulations on becoming a Patrol Leader

This pocket sized leaflet is designed to be presented to congratulate a young person on becoming a patrol leader. As well as some top tips to help the new patrol leader learn the ropes, you can personalise the leaflet with their name and the reasons why you have chosen them.

Once you have made your changes to the leaflet, it should be printed out double sided and then folded down to pocket size.

Taking the Lead

Packed with practical ideas, games and exercises to help you bring out the best in young people, it covers everything from team-building and espedition planning to listening skills, running meetings and managing difficult people. There is also a section explaining how unit members can put their scouting experience to good use when applying for jobs, college and university places.

Taking the Lead (PDF)


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