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Balanced Programme

Providing your Scouts with a programme that is both balanced and exciting is one of the most rewarding challenges for our leaders.

What we offer to young people is a range of activities, events and experiences built around a number of programme zones. We balance the programme in the same way you’d balance a diet, by simply ensuring that over a given period (a month or a term, for example), there is something from each zone in the Programme.

Young people experience Scouting by regularly taking part in quality activities, drawn from each programme zone. Personal achievement can be recognised by earning awards and badges leading to the Chief Scout’s Awards and the Queen’s Scout Award.

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Download the badge app

My Badges is The Scout Association’s official badge app and is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch users. Ideal for quick reference at meetings or camp, it contains the requirements for every badge and award in the UK 6-25 programme.

The Scout Association’s first smart phone app is perfect for volunteers, parents and young people alike. It contains a host of features to make Scouting easier wherever you happen to be, including:

Requirements for every badge and award in the UK 6-25 programme (any changes to badges and award requirements will automatically be sent to your iPhone or iPod Touch)

  • Ability to track personal progress
  • Promise and Law for all ages (including all permissible variations)
  • Interactive badge position diagrams
  • Ability to share email and SMS links to (iPod Touch – email only)

With images of every badge, participating in the programme is now easier and more fun for all Scouts. Mums and dads will also be pleased with the badge positioning facility – now there’s no need to guess.

‘I’ve already downloaded the My Badges App,’ says Tom Hylands, an Explorer Scout Leader. ‘As a volunteer I’m going to find it really useful to use when I’m out and about as it gives me access to key information whenever and wherever I need it.’

Watch a video of the app in action.

Visit iTunes to download the app.