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Local Knowledge Activity Badge

How to earn your badge:

Choose one of these three options, depending on where you live, then complete all the tasks.

1. Rural and suburban areas

  • Show that you know the local area surrounding your home or Scout Headquarters, up to a radius of 2 kilometres in suburban districts and 5 kilometres in rural districts.

    Locate as many as you can of these:

    • doctors, veterinary surgeons, dentists, hospitals and ambulance station
    • fire station, police station, garages, shopping centres, retail parks and convenience stores
    • main bus stops, railway stations and local routes of buses and trains
    • local Scout Headquarters, public parks, theatres, sports and leisure complexes and cinemas
    • places of worship, museums, schools, colleges and local government buildings
    • local routes that take you to the nearest motorway or national routes.
    • Use a street map to point out six locations from step 1.
    • From your home or Scout Headquarters, show the quickest route to one of the places.

2. Urban areas

  • Gain a general knowledge of what parts of the country are served from  your local airport, mainline railway and coach stations.
  • Find out how to reach the local airport, mainline railway and coach stations, and major tourist attractions from your Scout Headquarters or home.
  • Show how to use a map of your district.

    Use it to point out any six places of interest. Show how to get to these places from your Scout Headquarters or home.

  • Give clear directions to a place of interest 8 kilometres away, to a person travelling by car or public transport.
  • Find out which major local roads link to the motorway and A-road network and the main cities these roads serve.

3. Heritage

  • Study an aspect of national history, local history or family heritage.

    Exhibit or present the results to other people.

  • Over a period agreed with your leader, get involved in a project to help preserve some aspect of national or local heritage.


To show that your Scout has completed the above tasks, you could post photos/videos of them doing the tasks above and if you have any questions please post below.


Topic starter Posted : 18/03/2020 5:50 pm

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