Badges & awards

There is a wide range of badges and awards available to young people in the Explorer Section.

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which represent the pinnacle of achievement in a particular field. Whether their interests lie in Hill Walking or Performing Arts, Aviation or Public Relations, Explorers are rewarded both for developing existing strengths and undertaking new ventures.

The top awards celebrate high levels of achievement, and young people will work towards them for a large part of their time in the section.

In addition, there are a number of extra badges and awards, obtained by taking part in particular challenges or schemes such as the Young Leaders’ Scheme.

There are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Unit, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.