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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. Find out about an international charity; what do they do and why is it important? Your chosen charity could support global issues such as water and sanitation, poverty, refugees and disaster relief.
  2. Monitor the waste you produce as a Cub Pack and make a plan to reduce, reuse and recycle your Pack's waste.
  3. Take part in an international awareness day or week.
  4. Think about what you would need to survive if you became homeless because of a disaster, like flooding or an earthquake. Decide what your five most important things would be and discuss with your Cub Pack.
  5. Identify five belongings of yours that have come from other countries. Point out the countries on a map. Talk to others about why your belongings have come from so far away.


Top tips


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 and learning about important global issues, Cubs can play their part in helping to change the world.

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


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. Draw the logos of three to five international charities. Find out about what they do and why.
  2. Find out how much energy you use in your meeting place or home. Over two weeks, record what energy you use for things like lights, heating or cooking. Make a plan to reduce the amount of energy you use and put it into action.
  3. Take part in an international awareness day or week.
  4. Use pictures to show what you would need to survive if you became homeless because of a disaster, like flooding or an earthquake.
  5. Identify five belongings of yours that have come from other countries. Point out the countries on a map. Talk to others about why your  belongings have come from so far away.


Top tips

For number 3, taking part in something like Worlds Aids Day, World Water Day, international Week of Science and Peace  would be good. You can find more information on the United Nations website un.org/en/events/observances/days


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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