Badges & Awards: discovery and planning

Earning personal achievement badges and working towards section Bronze, Silver and Gold awards is an important part of scouting.  A combination of individual and group effort is needed – along with a good dose of planning.

Fortunately, you aren’t on your own!  Both the cubs and scouts have comprehensive booklets to provide inspiration, motivation and set the achievement targets.

Pick them up on our downloads page, or go directly to the Scout Awards scheme manual or the Cubs Awards scheme manual.

2LT Paul Cocker NZ Army Officer came to visit

2LT Cocker With the scouts after a challenge to put up his one man tent

On the 29th of May, our scout night was a busy one. First up we got to invest two new scouts in to our troop and present three Bronze Awards, the first step on the ladder to Queen Scout Awards. We were lucky enough to have these presented by New Zealand Army Officer 2LT Paul Cocker. 2LT Cocker then talked to us about his experiences in the Army and how he prepared for expeditions in the various places he had been posted to. He also talked about how his scouting helped him in his army career. We would like to thank 2LT Cocker for giving up his Tuesday evening to come and speak with us.   There are full quality photos of the youth being invested and presented with their badges available from Henry. Hope to have them on the website in the next couple of days