Our beavers take part in lots of activities that go towards various “activity” and “challenge” badges. Please sew (or stick) them onto the beaver’s jumper when your beaver is awarded with the badges. Below is a diagram showing where they should go.
As part of Beavers we will work towards a Challenge Badge each term. The aim is that over the two years that your child attends Beavers, they will get all of the 6 challenge awards and earn the Bronze Award.
We would also encourage parents to work with their children to earn more badges at home. Most of the badges can be achieved by working towards the different components of each badge at home and recording it. The Beaver should then come with their evidence to Badge week where will ratify this and and then award them on the final session of the term.
There are several types of badges as listed below:
Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Beavers to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.
Staged Activity Badges cover a range of topics and skills. The stages have increasing levels of difficulty, and a Beaver can begin at whichever stage offers them an appropriate level of challenge.
Achieving a Challenge Award involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Colony or community.
These Awards support the main themes of the Programme; outdoor and adventure; world and skills. Beavers take part in a range of activities to develop their skills and understanding in each of the challenge areas.
In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Colony, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.
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