We give out a lot of badges to our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at 2nd Onchan. We must spent in the high hundreds of pounds buying badges from the Scout Association each year and we would therefore appreciate it if when a badge is awarded it appears on uniform as soon as possible. We know it’s a bit of a chore, but the wearing of earned badges is part of being a Beaver, Cub or Scout.
On our uniform page you can find diagrams showing where badges go on uniform.
Over the past couple of weeks the Cubs at Snaefell Cub Pack have been working towards their Navigator Activity Badge. They have been doing a number of activities from learning about grid references and map symbols to drawing maps and even planning their own hike.
Two weeks ago the Cubs were split into two groups and given a map each and a number of checkpoints. They had to locate the checkpoints on the map and then plan and organise a hike from the Scout Hall via the various points to Port Jack Chippy. One group planned to walk through Groudle Glen and then around King Edward bay, the other group with different points walked up and through Birch & Governors Hill before coming up past the Horse Tram station.
All the Cubs finished at the chippy just in time. Baloo’s group won and if only Alex had run then perhaps his and Akela’s group might have got there quicker. The Cubs then tucked into a Chippy Tea. All the Cubs who attended the various meetings and completed all the different components will now be awarded their Navigator Activity Badge.
My Badges is now available on both Android phones and the iPhone.
My Badges – UK Scout Programme is the handy application for your mobile device containing all badge requirements for Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and members of the Scout Network.
It also features the Law and Promise, including alternative faith variations, plus there’s a guide to badge positioning on uniform. As such it’s ideal for volunteers, young people and parents alike.
My Badges is available on both the Android and iOS platforms. The Application is available for just £1.49; any future updates to badge requirements are provided free of charge.
Further details can be found here.