11thHigh Wycombe

Beaver Scouts

Beaver Badges

All badges are issued by the colony. This includes membership badges, which are issued as part of the investiture ceremony. It is important to only wear any badges earned through activities in the colony. If you inherit a uniform with badges already on it, please remove them before use.
Some types of badges are general across Scouting, and are transferred to the Cub uniform when a Beaver progresses to Cubs. These are marked with a * below. The rest are specific to Beavers, and do not transfer to the Cub uniform.

Membership badges
These represent membership of Scouting. All of these transfer to Scouts.
cubs general Badges

  • * Membership Award
    • * Joining In Awards
    • * Year awards. Coloured squares with a number, reflecting the number of years in Scouting
    • * Group name tape
      * High Wycombe badge
    • * Buckinghamshire District badge

    Activity badges
    cubs activity Badges
    Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Cub Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.
    All activity badges go on the left arm. They fall into two groups: regular Cub activity badges, and staged activity badges.

    • Regular Cub activity badges are red circles with a gold edge.
    • *Staged activity badges are blue circles with a purple edge. These activities have stages covering all sections of Scouting.

    Challenge Badges
    Cub Challenge Badges
    Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Colony or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.
    These yellow diamonds with a navy edge belong on the right breast. They represent the six challenge areas for Beavers:

    • Promise
    • Outdoor
    • Fitness
    • Creative
    • Friendship
    • Global
    When all six have been earned, the *Chief Scouts Bronze Award is given. This is a bronze oval, and also goes on the right breast.


    Additional badges
    partnershop awards
    A few other badges may be awarded, but are rare.


    • * Gallantry / Meritorious Conduct Awards (right breast)
    • * Partnership Awards (right arm)
    • * Occasional Badges (such as Queen's Diamond Jubilee)


    Information about the placement of Beaver badges and awards on the uniform can be found on the Beaver Uniform page.

    For more information about the Beaver Scout badges please visit the membership section of the Scout Organisation website.


    Cub Challenge Badges