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Every Scout is required to wear the correct uniform. This consists of a pair of navy blue Scout 'combat' trousers and a green Scout shirt. Anyone who joins the Ockendon Scout pack is given a brand new green and black neckerchief with a woggle when they are invested (join the group). Scouts also wear black shoes - trainers or school shoes and black socks.

The trousers, and shirt can be bought from a number of outlets but if you buy it through the district Scout shop, then we, as a group, get some of the money given to us. It is run entirely by volunteers is open 10.00am - 12.30pm each Saturday morning.

The address for the Scout shop is:

The Thurrock District Scout and Guide Shop
Alf Lowne Scout Centre
Richmond Road
Grays
Essex
RM17 6DN
Tel: 01375 891445

See here for the link to the shop www.thurrockscouts.org.uk   

 

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Scout Badges

There are lots of badges you can earn while you are a Scout. This page lists all of the badges and tells you how to earn them. If you want more detail on a badge go to scout base webpage



This is the Membership Badge and is awarded when a boy or girl is becomes a member of the Scout Movement.

This Badge is worn on the left chest.

   

The Joining-in Badge celebrates a Scouts participation in the Programme of activities over a period of time.

These Badges recognise the length of time a young person has been a member of the Scout Movement rather than as member of a particular section and are numbered from 1 through to 9.

The first Badge is presented 12 months after receiving their Membership Badge and annually after a further 12 months.

This Badge is worn on the left chest above the Membership Badge and any Moving-On Awards

 

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 This Badge is given to all members and it shows that Ockendon is part of the Thurrock district,  and part of the county of Essex

A Scout Troop splits their members into Patrols. There are some 35 Patrol names to choose from and every Scout wears a badge to show which Patrol they are in.

This is the Badger Patrol

The Badge is worn on the right sleeve under the County and District Badges

   

If promoted to being a Patrol Leader in the Troop then the Scout can wear this badge. An Assistant Patrol Leader wears a similar badge but with just 1 stripe.

This badge is worn on the right sleeve immediately below the Patrol Badge.

   

 

Participation Awards

You will receive a Participation Award each year you are in the Beavers, Cubs or Scouts, so that everyone knows how long you have been a member of the Scout Group. When you receive a participation award, don't forget to remove the previous one.

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Participation Awards

Moving On Awards

If you came up from the Cub Pack, then you will have received the Cubs to Scouts Moving On award. You can continue to wear this badge throughout your time at Scouts until you gain the next Moving On award.

Moving On Award
Cubs to Scouts
Moving On Award

The next award is presented to a Scout just as they are moving on to the Explorer Unit to show they have learned what Explorers is all about. This will be the first badge you wear on your Explorer uniform.

Moving On Award
Scouts to Explorers
Moving On Award

Challenge Badges

There are nine challenge badges for you to try. You will usually earn these by attending every week at Scouts and taking part in the extra activities. If you get the first six plus any two of theothers then you will receive the top award called the Chief Scout's Gold Award.

Promise Challenge
Promise
Challenge

Community Challenge
Community
Challenge

Creative Challenge
Creative
Challenge

Fitness Challenge
Fitness
Challenge

Global Challenge
Global
Challenge

Outdoor Challenge
Outdoor
Challenge

Outdoor Plus Challenge
Outdoor Plus
Challenge

Adventure Challenge
Adventure
Challenge

Expedition Challenge
Expedition
Challenge

Chief Scout's Gold Award

The Chief Scout's Gold Award is the highest award available in the Scout Section. It is gained by completing the first six of the Challenge Badges and any two of the others.

Chief Scout's Gold Award
Chief Scout's Gold Award

Activity Badges

But that's not all! There are a total of 75 different Activity Badges that you can complete at any time while you are a Scout. It is up to you to decide which Activity Badges you want to try so if you want to earn these badges, you should speak to your leader about what you have to do.

These cover everything you could possibly be interested in, from Astronomy to Dragon Boat Racing, Skiing to Mechanic and Handgliding to Air Spotting. If you have a hobby, interest or favourite sport there is an Activity Badge that you can work hard for, gain and wear on your uniform with pride.

Activity Badges can be worked on by any Scout. They offer the opportunity for a Scout or group of Scouts to take a particular interest or skill to a higher level. The detailed requirements of all the badges are on Scoutbase; just click on the badge’s picture to be taken there.

Sometimes, badge courses are organised for the troop for a particular badge. The courses may be run over several evenings or at a special weekend event. And finally, badges just sometimes happen. Scouts gain bits and pieces towards a particular badge by camping and taking part in activities, so it doesn't seem like work at all! Scouts may work on badges at home but please talk to the Scout Leader before they start.

Most of the Activity Badges are individual badges just for the Scout section.

Administrator Badge
Administrator

Aeronautics Badge
Aeronautics

Air Researcher Badge
Air Researcher

Air Spotter Badge
Air Spotter

Angler Badge
Angler

Artist Badge
Artist

Arts Enthusiast Badge
Arts Enthusiast

Astronautics Badge
Astronautics

Astronomer Badge
Astronomer

Athlete Badge
Athlete

Basic Aviation Skills Badge
Basic
Aviation Skills

Aviation Skills Badge
Aviation Skills

Advanced Aviation Skills Badge
Advanced
Aviation Skills

Camp Cook Badge
Camp Cook

Camper Badge
Camper

Campsite Service Badge
Campsite
Service

Canoeist Badge
Canoeist

Caver Badge
Caver

Chef Badge
Chef

Circus Skills Badge
Circus Skills

Climber Badge
Climber

Communicator Badge
Communicator

Craft Badge
Craft

Cyclist Badge
Cyclist

Dinghy Sailor Badge
Dinghy
Sailor

DIY Badge
DIY

Dragon Boating Badge
Dragon
Boating

Electronics Badge
Electronics

Entertainer Badge
Entertainer

Equestrian Badge
Equestrian

Fire Safety Badge
Fire Safety

Forester Badge
Forester

Global Conservation Badge
Global
Conservation

Guide Badge
Guide

Heritage Badge
Heritage

Hiker Badge
Hiker

Hill Walker Badge
Hill Walker

Hobbies Badge
Hobbies

Interpreter Badge
Interpreter

Librarian Badge
Librarian

Lifesaver Badge
Lifesaver

Martial Arts Badge
Martial Arts

Master at Arms Badge
Master at
Arms

Mechanic Badge
Mechanic

Meteorologist Badge
Meteorologist

Model Maker Badge
Model Maker

My Faith Badge
My Faith

Naturalist Badge
Naturalist

Basic Nautical Skills Badge
Basic
Nautical Skills

Nautical Skills Badge
Nautical Skills

Advanced Nautical Skills Badge
Advanced
Nautical Skills

Navigator Badge
Navigator

Orienteer Badge
Orienteer

Parascending Badge
Parascending

Photographer Badge
Photographer

Physical Recreation Badge
Physical
Recreation

Pioneer Badge
Pioneer

Power Coxswain Badge
Power
Coxswain

Public Relations Badge
Public
Relations

Pulling Badge
Pulling

Quartermaster Badge
Quartermaster

Smallholder Badge
Smallholder

Snowsports Badge
Snowsports

Sports Enthusiast Badge
Sports
Enthusiast

Street Sports Badge
Street Sports

Survival Skills Badge
Survival Skills

Water Sports Badge
Water Sports

World Faiths Badge
World Faiths

Writer Badge
Writer

And some are staged so that you can earn higher levels as you improve. These badges are the same within Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Emergency Aid Badge
Emergency
Aid

Hikes Away Badge
Hikes Away

Information Technology Badge
Information
Technology

Musician Badge
Musician

Nights Away Badge
Nights Away

Swimmer Badge
Swimmer

In addition, if you develop your skills even further after you have gained an Activity Badge, or if you learn how to be an instructor in a specific skill area then you can also gain additional awards for any activity badge as follows:

Activity Plus Badge
Activity Plus

Instructor Badge
Instructor

Partnership Awards

There are also three partnership awards that are earned by Beavers, Cuibs and Scouts all working together. As these badges are for the whole Scout Group, your leader will tell you if you are working towards one of these.

International Friendship Partnership Award
International
Friendship

Environment Partnership Award
Environment

Faith Partnership Award
Faith