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Occasional Badges

Local badges that celebrate a special occasion, camp, event or anniversary may be created as occasional badges. 

They must:

You may like to think about having some badge requirements associated with your occasional badge.  For example celebrating 100 years of Scouting in your District with a series of challenges, which are rewarded with a celebratory occasional badge once achieved.

When creating an occasional badge please make sure that you follow the Association’s brand guidelines and rules on protected badges and designations, trade marks and copyright see POR chapter 14 for more information. If you do proceed with a local occasional badge please ensure:

INCORRECT In size, shape and colour this appears to be a UK activity badge (there is no local reference) and additionally carries the World Scout logo.

INCORRECT  This design does not refer to the fact that it is a local badge and uses a distorted version of the old Scout logo.

 CORRECT  It is clear that this is a local initiative; the size and shape make it obvious that this is not a new UK Scout activity badge and the use of the fleur-de-lis is correct.

Remember that occasional badges are for the celebration of special occasions, camps, events or anniversaries with a defined time period.  If you have ideas for additional activity badges that you would like to suggest to become part of the UK programme, you can contact the programme team at programme@scouts.org.uk to make your suggestions.


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