Special interest badges are open ended badges that reflect the interests of the young person undertaking them.

Figuring out their special interests.

Any subject is possible and the requirements are designed by the young person in consultation and agreement with their Scouters.

Badges are presented under a number of themes into which the special interest subject will fall. The themes are:

  • Adventure
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Physical
  • Skill

Badge requirements will differ depending on the individual Scout undertaking for the badge. The principle of ‘doing one’s best’ is the key feature of badges awarded under this area. The system allows everyone to choose what they want to do, it provides recognition for personal effort, rather than achieving a grade, so everyone has a chance to achieve the badge.

The beaver will consult with their leaders and complete the special interest badge form, with their parent’s help.

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