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Membership Award

How to earn your badge

  1. Know about the Scout Troop:
    • Get to know other members and Leaders in the Patrol and Troop.
    • Find out about the ceremonies and traditions in the Troop.
    • Find out about the activities that the Patrol and Troop does.
  2. Know about joining your Troop:
    • Learn and understand the Scout Promise and Law and the rules of the Troop.
    • Learn and understand the Scout Motto, sign, salute and handshake.
    • Show you know the general history and family of Scouts and Scouting around the world.
    • Learn what to do at Investiture.
  3. Become a Scout by making the Promise.




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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