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Book Reader Activity Badge

This new badge was introduced from 26 January 2018, in response to feedback from members. The physical badges are in production and will become available as soon as practicable. For more information about programme updates, please click here.

How to earn your badge

  1. Design a cover for your favourite book and tell your Colony, Lodge, Explorer Scout Young Leader or Beaver Leader why this book is your favourite.
  2. Read at least six books. Books you have read on an e-reader count too.
  3. Show that you know how to look after a book.
  4. Make a bookmark and explain what bookmarks are for.

Top tips

Completing the Summer Reading Challenge can count towards achieving this badge.


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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