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Activity Centre Service Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Help the warden or manager and work for at least five days at a
    permanent District, County or National Scout campsite. Alternatively, you can do this work at a similar activity centre.
  2. Explain and show how to use three items of equipment that you’ve used in your work with the activity centre. Show or talk about how you maintain the equipment.
  3. Choose four of these to explain and if possible demonstrate:
    • the use of computers in campsite management
    • how to take care of campers’ needs while respecting wildlife
    • how to prevent frozen pipes and what to do if an overground pipe
      bursts or leaks
    • the need for good site drainage and clear ditches
    • rubbish disposal and how to recycle materials wherever possible
    • the reasons for having clean toilets
    • how to unblock a drain
    • how to use and maintain equipment for an activity you have become familiar with
    • other important tasks that the warden or manager has pointed out.
  4. Talk about developments and improvements you would like to see at a permanent campsite. It could be the one you worked at or another one you know well.



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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