New #SofaScouting Badge

Why the badge?

We want to recognise and celebrate everyone across Nottinghamshire that continues their Scouting adventures by participating in Scouting activities at home, throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.

One of the ways we are doing this is to launch a ‘Scout at Home’ badge for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, and Adults. Everyone who participates will be awarded the winning badge design when we return to normal Scout meetings — the county are funding the cost of the badge.

Take a look below to see how you can achieve this unique badge!

The Criteria

In true Scouting style, we wanted to make this a Youth-Shaped initiative. So, as a County, we have come up with four very simple criteria that you can adapt to suit your interests and the stage of your Scouting journey. You can download all of the resources you need at the bottom of this page.

To achieve this badge, you should:

  1. Enter at least one badge design into the county competition using the design template.
  2. Complete at least one badge per month, at home. This can be from your current section or, if you are due to move up in Summer, you could start your new section’s badges. Adults can choose a badge from whichever section you like! All badges at their criteria can be found here.
  3. Submit your evidence form to your Section Leader as you complete each section — ask your parents to help you with this.
  4. Return to Scouting once normal weekly meetings resume.

The Resources

You can use the links to download the evidence form and badge template.

Download Badge Template
Download Evidence Form (Word)
ownload Evidence Form (PDF)
‘Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout