Uniform and Badges

Cubs is a uniformed organisation, once your Cub is happy to join, they will be formally invited to join the organisation, and we will hold an investment ceremony (which you are encouraged to attend).


For this, your Cub will need to have their Jumper and Scarf which can be purchased from the Scout shop at Denmead Scout HQ. See here for the scout opening times. Alternatively, you can order your uniform online at http://shop.scouts.org.uk/ which is the official Scout Shop Online.

Click on the picture opposite for details of badge locations.


The cub pack follows a “balanced programme” of activities that allow the cubs to earn badges in recognition of their learning and participation.

There are four main types of badges, activity badges, staged activity badges, challenge badges  and partnership badges.

Activity Badges

These are badges that can be completed as part of the weekly programme or can be completed at home.

  • Animal Carer Activity Badge sponsored by Pets at Home
  • Artist Activity Badge
  • Astronomer Activity Badge
  • Athlete Activity Badge
  • Athlete Plus Activity Badge
  • Air Activities Activity Badge
  • Book Reader Activity Badge
  • Camper Activity Badge
  • Chef Activity Badge
  • Collector Activity Badge
  • Communicator Activity Badge
  • Cyclist Activity Badge
  • DIY Activity Badge sponsored by B&Q
  • Entertainer Activity Badge
  • Equestrian Activity Badge
  • Global Conservation Activity Badge sponsored by OMSCo
  • Hobbies Activity Badge
  • Home Help Activity Badge
  • Home Safety Activity Badge sponsored by National Grid
  • Local Knowledge Activity Badge
  • Map Reader Activity Badge
  • Martial Arts Activity Badge
  • My Faith Activity Badge
  • Naturalist Activity Badge sponsored by Natural England
  • Navigator Activity Badge sponsored by Ordnance Survey
  • Personal Safety Activity Badge
  • Physical Recreation Activity Badge
  • Road Safety Activity Badge
  • Scientist Activity Badge sponsored by Rolls-Royce
  • Skater Activity Badge
  • Sports Enthusiast Activity Badge
  • Water Activities Activity Badge
  • World Faiths Activity Badge

Staged activity badges 

These are badges that run through all the sections and have progressively more challenging requirements. Staged activity badges earned at Cubs may also be worn on your scout uniform when you move up.

  • Emergency Aid Staged Activity Badge
  • Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge sponsored by Cotswold Outdoor
  • Information Technology Staged Activity Badge sponsored by Microsoft
  • Musician Staged Activity Badge
  • Nights Away Staged Activity Badge
  • Swimmer Staged Activity Badge

Challenge awards 

There are seven challenge badges which when all have been completed means you have achieved your Chief Scout’s Silver Award. Your Chief Scout’s Silver Award can be worn on your scout uniform until you achieve your Gold Award.

  • Community Challenge
  • Creative Challenge
  • Fitness Challenge
  • Global Challenge sponsored by Worcester Bosch Group
  • Outdoor Challenge
  • Outdoor Plus Challenge
  • Promise Challenge

Partnership awards 

  • Environment Partnership Award
  • Faith Partnership Award
  • International Partnership Award