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Uniformed Organisations

Below are the links to different uniformed organisations. If you click on your relevant organisation, it will show the badges that OnThisROC can help you achieve. We provide a variety of climbing opportunities that will meet the requirements of these badges and we would be happy to help you achieve them. If you have any questions or queries then please get in touch with us at

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Adventure Activity Badge

To gain this badge, Beaver Scouts must take part in three activities with other Beaver Scouts that will provide adventure. Two should be activities that you have not tried before.

Beavers Adventure Activity BadgeExamples include:

  • treasure hunt
  • following a laid trail
  • grass sledging
  • journey using a new form of transport
  • making and sailing a model boat
  • climbing
  • abseiling
  • swimming
  • canal boating
  • an adventure walk around a park
  • visiting a pier


The leadership team must arrange appropriate supervision before the adventure takes place.


Cubs Hobbies Activity BadgeHobbies Activity Badge

To gain this badge, Cub Scouts must complete the following:

  1. Know the safety rules relating to the hobby (if applicable).
  2. Show a continuing interest in your chosen hobby, interest or activity for two months.
  3. Show your leader, or other Cub Scouts, how you pursue your hobby, interest or activity. Show what equipment, materials and background information you have used.
  4. Discuss with your leader how you plan to develop their hobby, interest or skill in the future.


Scouts Climber Activity BadgeClimber Activity Badge

To gain this badge, Scouts must complete the requirements below:

  1. Show knowledge of the rope types used for rock climbing and explain how to coil and maintain them.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to fit a climbing harness and tie in correctly.
  3. Show understanding of the calls used in climbing.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to abseil down a face (typically not less than 10 metres).
  5. Take part in four separate climbs of up to 'Difficult' standard each using a different route. An experienced climber must supervise the climbs and will evaluate competence.
  6. Explain the safety rules for climbing on both natural and artificial rock faces.
  7. Show an awareness of the environmental issues around climbing on natural rock faces.

Reference should be made to the Activity Rules in chapter nine of Policy, Organisation and Rules and the Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme.

There is no requirement for the Scout to lead the rock climbs, only to be a competent second. Wherever possible, natural rock-face should be used.

If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.
Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme

Scouts Hobbies Activity BadgeHobbies Activity Badge

To gain this badge, Scouts must complete the requirements of one of the following alternatives:

Alternative A

  1. Take up a hobby or interest for which you do not already have an activity badge.
  2. Keep a record of involvement for a period agreed with a member of the leadership team.

Alternative B

  1. Make a collection or study of objects over an agreed period. Examples are stamps, metal badges, teaspoons or bookmarks.
  2. Talk to a group about the collection or study chosen. Explain the reason for the choice.

This badge is designed for those who regularly pursue a hobby for which there is no specific activity badge.

The Scout can gain more than one Hobbies badge. Alternative requirements can be agreed with a member of the Troop leadership team.

If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.

Physical Recreation Activity Badge

To gain this badge, Scouts must complete the requirements below:

  1. Take a regular part in an active sport or physical pursuit for which an activity badge has not been gained.
    This can be a team game such as rugby, football, cricket or water polo; or an individual sport such as tennis, squash, running or gymnastics; or a pursuit such as walking, yoga, ice skating, dancing or keep fit.
  2. Be able to demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in their sport or pursuit and give evidence of improvement.
  3. Explain the rules or guidelines that govern the sport or pursuit chosen.
  4. Demonstrate the preparations they make before taking part in the sport or pursuit. These may include any special equipment or clothes required and/ or warm-up and warm-down routines.

This badge is for those who regularly take part in sport or physical pursuit activities for which there is no specific activity badge.

Scout can gain more than one Physical Recreation Badge for different sports or pursuits.
The sport or pursuit chosen should not be that which forms part of the school curriculum. It may, however, include school sports played after school or at weekends.

If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.


Brownies Sports BadgeSports Badge

  1. In your chosen sport, set yourself a target to improve your performance over a four-week period. This could include gaining an award or improving your speed, strength or skills. Make up a plan to help you reach your goal.
  2. Keep a record of how you have:
    a.taken an active part in your chosen sport over four weeks
    b.shown an improvement in your performance by following your plan.
  3. Know the rules of your chosen sport. Discuss with the tester the importance of fair play.
  4. Know how to be safe playing your sport. Show the tester:
    a.what you wear
    b.some of the exercises you do to warm up and cool down.
  5. Make a scrapbook about famous sportswomen and sportsmen who take part in your chosen sport.

Brownies Hobbies BadgeHobbies Badge

  1. For at least four weeks, keep a diary about your hobby showing: you have been involved
    b.what you have done in your hobby.
  2. Make a display about your hobby showing the following:
    a.what your hobby is you got involved
    c.why you enjoy it
    d.what it involves, for example is there a club or are there any rules? you could share your hobby with others.
  3. Explain how someone could start doing your hobby. Try to include the cost, space, time and equipment needed.
  4. Discuss with the tester what you have learned from your hobby and how you plan to develop it in future.


Guides Hobbies BadgeHobbies Badge

Complete all clauses.

  1. Start a new hobby or develop an existing hobby over at least six weeks.
  2. Think about the following questions in relation to your chosen hobby:
    a.Is this hobby fun?
    b.Can I afford it?
    c.Do I have the space for it?
    d.Do I have the time for it?
    Discuss your answers with your Leader.
  3. Tell your Patrol about your hobby and how long you have been interested in it. If possible, show examples of a collection or things you have made, or demonstrate what your hobby involves.
  4. Explain the skills needed to pursue your hobby and what you have learned.  
  5. Discover more about your hobby by reading a book, visiting an exhibition, watching a TV programme or talking to someone else with the same hobby. Tell your Patrol or unit what you found out.

Guides Outdoor pursuits BadgeOutdoor pursuits Badge

The activities do not all have to be carried out at the same event; they could be done over a series of events. 

  1. Participate in at least two sessions each of any three of the following:
    e.dry slope skiing
    i.rock climbing
    l.skiing or similar
  2. Be prepared to talk about them, and if possible bring photos of the activities.  
  3. Discuss the clothing and equipment needed for your chosen activities.
  4. Know the safety rules for your chosen activities. Discuss which activity you particularly enjoyed and why.
  5. Find out about any qualifications available in your favourite activity, and how you could take it further.

Guides Sports BadgeSports Badge

Choose a sport and do all the clauses. You may have a second badge if you complete all the clauses again, focusing on another sport.

  1. Know the safety rules for your chosen sport and why they exist. Demonstrate that you understand the rules and etiquette
    of your chosen sport.
  2. Show the equipment and clothing needed for the sport and demonstrate its use. Explain how to take care of it.
  3. Know the importance of warming up and warming down, and occasions when it is not advisable to take part in the sport.
  4. Talk to your Patrol or unit about your sport. Know about the top sportsmen and women in your chosen sport and its major competitions. Try to attend an event or watch one on TV. Find out about the governing body that oversees your sport and any schemes it may have for young people.
  5. Actively participate in your chosen sport on at least six occasions. Before you do this, with the help of your instructor, Leader or Young Leader, set yourself a target for improvement (eg to learn a new skill, to develop an existing skill or to gain a qualification). Work out an action plan for the six sessions to help you to meet your target. Discuss how successfully you met the target with the person who helped you set it.