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Joining In Award

How to earn your badge

The badges are numbered, so you can be awarded a new badge every 12 months from your very first day in Scouting. If you were a member in another section, the badge numbers carry on from the ones you already have.

These badges aren’t just for Cubs. They recognise how long you have been part of Scouting in total.

You can be awarded up to three Joining In Awards while you’re a Cub.

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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