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Global Issues Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Keep a diary for a week, showing how you have recycled or saved energy at home.
  2. Try different kinds of Fairtrade products. Talk about the benefits of Fairtrade in the world.
  3. Create a ‘zoo’ of endangered animals. Find out why they are endangered. You might include pandas, South China tigers, black rhinos, Sumatran orang-utans, Amur leopards, vaquitas or Hawksbill Turtles.
  4. Use a soft drinks bottle to create a water filter using sand and pebbles. Talk about the problems some people have finding clean and safe drinking water.

See here for the Global activity pack

Bookbridge are a charity set up by European Scouts to support young people in many different countries access education through learning centres, they have developed resources which may help you to complete this badge:


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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