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Water Activities Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

You need to reach one of these standards:

Top tips
UK Headquarters can provide alternative requirements for water sports not listed above. You can gain a badge for every standard you meet.

This badge is for non-boating activities. If you’re interested in boating, you might prefer Dragon Boating, Power Coxswain, Pulling or Nautical Skills.


Guidance for Leaders

For guidance on including water activities in your Programme, visit scouts.org.uk/a-z.

For more support with this badge, read the badge support blog here.  


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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