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Hobbies 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

Choose one of the two options below. Complete the tasks for your chosen option to achieve this badge.

Option 1

  1. Take up a hobby or interest that you do not already have an activity badge for.
  2. Keep a record of your hobby for at least four months.

Option 2

  1. Make a collection or study of objects for at least four months. You could collect books or magazines, films, cards, key rings, figurines or similar.
  2. Talk to your Patrol Leader or your Troop about the collection or study you chose. Explain why you chose your objects and what you like about them.


Top tips

You can earn more than one Hobbies Badge.

A hobby is an activity done regularly in leisure time for enjoyment. This could include reading.

Previous badge requirements

These requirements will be discontinued on 31 January 2019.

How to earn your badge

Choose one of two options. Then complete all tasks to achieve this badge.

Option 1

  1. Take up a hobby or interest that you do not already have an activity badge for.
  2. Keep a record of your hobby for a period agreed with a member of your leadership team.

 Option 2

  1. Make a collection or study of objects over a period of time agreed with
    your leadership team. You could collect stamps, metal badges, teaspoons or bookmarks.
  2. Talk to a group about the collection or study you chose. Explain why you chose your objects.

 

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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