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Personal Safety Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Explain the dangers of playing on or near two of these:
    • railways
    • busy roads
    • building sites
    • cliffs
    • canal banks
    • sand
    • gravel pits
    • farmyards
    • river banks
    • quarries
    • moorlands
    • lakes.
  2. Show you can use at least one of these codes:
    • Water Safety Code
    • Bathing Code
    • Firework Code.
  3. Make up a safety code of your own choice. It could be for car passengers, train passengers or the playground.
  4. Explain what you must do if a stranger starts to talk to you. What must you tell your parents or carers if you are going out without them?
  5. Find out how and why you might contact a helpline like ChildLine, for example.
  6. Explain the best ways to stay safe while online. Write down some common sense rules to follow while you are on the internet.
  7. Memorise your address and your home telephone number
    or a parent’s mobile phone number.



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


You can download a rail safety pack via the Cross Country partnership page.

Information and a game on online safety for Cub Scouts can be found on the Digital Skills website here.


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