Uniform & Badges
Uniforms are available to buy online from The Scout Shop or at their shops in Dublin,
Beavers wear a royal blue sweater with navy trousers. Cubs wear a dark navy sweater with navy trousers. Scouts,
You will also need to get some outdoor gear for your Scout – more details here.
There are several types of badges and these will be presented to your Scout when earned. Scouts progress individually so each Scout wears a different selection. Some move with your child when they progress to an older section (e.g. Beavers up to Cubs), other don’t. Old badges can be sewn onto a fleece camp blanket.
Countyand Province badges are awarded to each new Scout
- Spices Badges – indicate progress in the One Programme/Spices
- Adventure Skills – from level 1 to 9 in Camping, HillWalking, Backwoods, Emergencies, Paddling, Air, Sailing, Pioneering, Rowing – earned for progressing in these skills
Scout watchbadges and nautical badges
- Special Interests – physical, community, skills, adventure, environment
- Section badge – shows progress through the sections of Scouting e.g. a Scout who was also a Beaver and a Cub displays the Beaver and Cub section badges
- Leadership badges – Lodge leader, Sixer, Seconder, Patrol Leader etc earned for leading small teams
- Special Events – National events (such as JamÓige or Jamborees) and some other events award a badge for participation
- The Chief Scout Award
Sewing on Badges
Earning a badge took time and effort by your Scout. They should wear them with pride on their uniform. If they are competent with a needle, encourage them to sew them on themselves.