11thHigh Wycombe

Cub Scouts

Cub Badges

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All badges are issued by the pack. This includes membership badges, which are issued as part of the investiture ceremony or are transfered from Beavers. It is important to only wear any badges earned through acitivities in the pack. 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 Scout uniform when a Cub progresses to Scouts. These are marked with a * below. The rest are specific to Cubs, and do not transfer to the Scout 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 Pack 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 red diamonds with a gold edge belong on the right breast. They represent the six challenge areas for Cubs:

    • * Promise
    • * Outdoor
    • * Outdoor Plus (not required to earn the Chief Scouts Silver Award)
    • * Fitness
    • * Creative
    • * Community
    • * Global

    When all six have been earned, the *Chief Scouts Silver Award is given. This is a silver 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 Cub badges and awards on the uniform can be found on the Cub Uniform





    Cub Challenge Badges