The World Scout Environment Badge
The World Scout Environment Badge seeks to create an awareness of personal responsibility for the environment. The badge encourages Scouts to connect with nature, think about how we interact with the environment and take action to protect it. The environment is a global subject and the badge focuses on learning about local and global issues and how taking local action can help both of these.
It is hoped that achieving the World Scout Environment Badge is the first step in awakening enthusiasm for the natural world and creating a generation of Scouts who care about the environment and are prepared to take action to protect it.
The World Scout Environment Badge is based on the principles and aims for environment education in Scouting. The badge is carried out in two stages: 'Explore and Reflect' and 'Take Action'.
Requirements for Scouts Australia youth members to earn the badge have now been finalised. Browse the links below to find out more!
* Story and photo above courtesy of JNN Daily (AJ2010 Daily Newspaper). Click on the image to enlarge.