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How to earn your badge

Choose one of these three options. Then complete all tasks in your chosen option to achieve this badge.

Option 1

  1. Learn about farming practices in your area.
  2. Find out about the organisation and daily and seasonal operations of a farm of your choice. Make a note of practices relating to livestock, crops, cultivation, rotation, machinery and labour force.
  3. Talk about the changes in farming practices that have taken place recently in your area. Explain the reasons for these.

Option 2

  1. Cultivate an area of garden or an allotment for a length of time. Agree
    this beforehand with your leadership team.
  2. Show you’re successful in growing:
    • three kinds of hardy annual flower
    • three kinds of vegetable
    • two kinds of bulbs, herbaceous plants, flowering shrubs or roses.
  3. Talk to your leader about the work you’ve done and the
    results you achieved.

Option 3

Keep any kind of livestock for a length of time. Agree this beforehand with your leadership team. You could:

 ! An experienced adult will need to oversee the activities.



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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