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Keep Leaning

encourages self-esteem, social interaction and a more active life.

All of these badge requirements are suggestions and alternatives can be substituted by leaders and young people. This award is designed to be very flexible. Requirements can also be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. We’ve tried to link the requirements to other Scout badges to make it easy to build into your programme.

Beavers+

Complete ~3 Challenges

• Identify an activity you can already do and show others. (Book Reader, Cook, My Skills challenge)
• Identify an activity that you’d like to have a go at doing – why do you want to do it? Do you know anyone who does it and can help you learn it? Have a go. What was it like? (Explore)
• Try and cook a long with your family or friends or with your colony. (Cook)
• Help cook three different dishes. (Cook 4)
• Read 6 books to a member of your family (Book Reader)
• Sleep in a tent or den, indoors or outdoors on 3 occasions during the year. (Nights Away, My Outdoors challenge)
• Identify a game you know and show others how to play it. (My Skills 1)
• Learn how to fingerspell your name or say the Promise in British Sign Language., Disability Awareness (3a&b)
• Learn how to tie your shoe-laces. (My Skills 5b)
• Learn how to tie three simple knots. (My Outdoors 2, Camp Craft 4)
• Learn a new song and sing it. (My Skills 4)
• Learn your own address and phone number. (My Skills 5a, Communicator 2)
• Learn the green cross code and show you can cross a road safely. (My Adventure 4)
• Learn how to say hello and goodbye in a foreign language. (International 5)

Cubs+

Complete ~5 Challenges

• Learn the cub promise in Makaton, Braille or British Sign Language (Communicator item 5, Disability awareness item 3b or 4c)
• Learn how to say hello my name is and how are you in another language (Communicator item 5e)
• Research and make your favourite meal (Chef item 4)
• Research a fun fact or joke and share with your cub leader or pack (Entertainer item 1j)
• Learn a new household skill and teach your cub group (Our Skills item 4, Team Leader item 3)
• Research a game from another country (Our World item 7)
• Learn the cub promise from another country (Our World item 7).
• Learn to tie three different knots, hitches or lashings and make something using them (Our Outdoor items 2f and 3f, Pioneer items 3 and 5)
• Learn the countryside code and how to follow it (Naturalist item 3m Our Outdoor item 2g)
• Make a list of six books with their authors. Give two items that you have learned from each (Book Reader items 1 and 2)

Scouts+

Complete ~7 Challenges

• Try learning a new language and see if you can hold a conversation (Communicator 4a)
•  Learn a new skill you have always wanted to try  
• Try cooking something new (if you can already cook try without an oven) (Chef)
•  Look into the history of your local community and see what you find 
• Look into your family history and draw out a family tree with family  
• Learn how to carry out essential repairs on a bicycle, i.e., checking and adjusting the brakes and gears, adjusting the seat and handle-bars, fixing a puncture, maintaining lights and adjusting your helmet. (Cyclist 2)
• Learn six different knots and three lashings and make a pioneering project using them, (Outdoors 7, Pioneer 1&3)
• Learn the countryside code and show you know how to follow it (Orienteer 5, Outdoor 5)
• Learn how to store food properly, hygienically and in ways that prevent food poisoning, (Chef 3)
• Choose an aspect of local community life and find out as much as you can about it, e.g. local government, local history, type of farming or industry, (World 1)
• Research one historical aspect of flight and share what you find out with the troop, (Air Researcher 1)

Explorers, Network and Leaders

Complete 10 Challenges

• Look into the history of your local community and see what you find 
• Look into your family history and draw out a family tree with family 
• Try learning a new language and see if you can hold a conversation (international) 
• Try cooking something new (if you can already cook try without an oven) (Chef) 
• Plan and go on a camp (Camper)  
• Learn a new household skill teach your group
• Research a game from another country, (International)
• Learn the promise from another country, (International)
• Learn the promise in Makaton, Braille, or British Sign Language