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Global Issues Activity Badge

These badge requirements were updated on 26 January 2018. The previous badge requirements can still be used until 31 January 2019, to allow for transition where necessary.

How to earn your badge

  1. Learn about how to save energy or recycle. Decide on three ways your Colony could save energy or recycle to help save the environment.
  2. Try different kinds of fairly traded products. Talk about the benefits of fair trade in the world.
  3. Learn about endangered animals and transform your Colony into endangered animals by making masks or costumes. Why are they endangered and how could we save them? You might include polar bears, Siberian tigers, white rhinos, mountain gorillas and loggerhead sea turtles.
  4. Talk about the problems some people have finding clean and safe drinking water. Make a water filter. You could make it out of a soft drink bottle and use things like cotton wool, pebbles and kitchen roll to filter your water.


Guidance for Leaders

This badge links to the Global Goals that children, adults and governments all over the world are trying to achieve to make the world a better place.  By doing this badge, Beavers can play their part in helping to change the world.

For activity ideas and inspiration, download the leaders' resource for this badge here.

Bookbridge is a charity set up by European Scouts to support young people in many different countries access education through learning centres. They have developed other resources that may help you complete this badge.


Flexibility

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


Previous badge requirements

These requirements will be discontinued on 31 January 2019.

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.


Top tips

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:


Flexibility

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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