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Farming Activity Badge

These badge requirements were updated on 26 January 2018. The name of this badge has changed from Smallholder to Farming. 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 three options below. Complete the tasks for your chosen option to achieve this badge.

Option 1

  1. Learn about farming practices in your area.
  2. Find out about the organisation, as well as the 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. Find photos to demonstrate the changes in farming practices that have taken place over a number of years. Explain the reasons for these.

Option 2

  1. Cultivate an area of garden or an allotment for a specific length of time. Agree this beforehand with your leadership team.
  2. Show you’re successful in growing:
  3. - three kinds of hardy annual flower
    - three kinds of vegetable
    - two kinds of bulbs, herbaceous plants, flowering shrubs or rose
  4. Keep a record of the work you've done and the results you've achieved. This could include height records of the flowers, for example.

Option 3

Keep any kind of livestock for at least three months. You could:

! An experienced adult will need to oversee the activities.

Previous badge requirements

These requirements will be discontinued on 31 January 2019.

Smallholder Activity Badge

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.

 

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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