Scout Uniform

Scouts wear a teal green shirt, the group scarf, a woggle and activity trousers.


The Scouts can gain badges throughout their time in the troop, and the location of where the badges should be located on the uniform is shown in the picture below.  Following the picture is a brief description of some of the badges.




Membership Award:  The Membership Award is presented to the Scout when they are invested into the troop and shows that they are a member of the Scouting organisation.  It should be worn on the left breast pocket.

Joining in Award:  These badges are awarded annually to Scouts who take an active part in the troop meetings throughout the year.  They are continued to be awarded throughout the scout group.  Only the highest numbered award should be worn.  This badge should be worn above the left breast pocket.

Activity Badges:  There are 70 activity badges for Scouts to achieve covering a wide range of activities.  They are round, have a blue background with a red border and should be worn on the left sleeve.

Staged Activity Badges: There are 6 staged activity badges which are common to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.  This means that it is possible for the young person to gain whichever badge is appropriate for their ability.  It is therefore possible for a Scout to achieve a higher staged activity badge than an Explorer.  Staged activity badges are round, have a pale blue background with a dark blue border and should be worn on the left sleeve.  Only the highest of each staged activity badge gained should be worn on the uniform.  These badges can be transferred to the young persons new uniform when they move up to Explorers.

Challenge Awards:  There are 9 challenge awards available for the Scouts to achieve and as the name implies are more challenging to achieve than the activity and staged activity badges.  They are square in shape, have a blue background with a red border and should be worn arranged in a diamond shape on the right breast.

Chief Scouts Gold Award: This is the highest award for the Scouts and is a real achievement.  Eight of the nine challenge awards need to be achieved by the Scout to gain the Chief Scouts Gold Award which is then presented at a special presentation evening.  This award should be worn above the Challenge Awards on the right breast and can be transferred to the Explorer uniform on moving up.

1st Rolleston (24th Burton) Scout Group