Joey Scouts Badges and Awards

Badges and Awards - Achievement Pathway

The Achievement Pathways is a continuous series of personal achievements across the whole program, from the beginning of the Joey Scout Section through to the end of the Rover Scout Section. You may have previously known this as the “award scheme”.

The Achievement Pathways are characterised by the pathway around, and up a mountain with achievements identified through a series of uniform badges.

The Achievement Pathways consist of: -

Joey Scouts participate in activities that are adventurous, fun, challenging and inclusive each activity usually done by the whole Unit together or in smaller groups known as a Project Patrol. 

The Joey Scout Challenge Award Badge

The Joey Scout Challenge Award is the Section's peak award and may be the final achievement for a youth member in the Joey Scout Section. The Joey Scout Challenge Award brings together the core elements of the Achievement Pathways as well as an Adventurous Journey and a Personal Reflection. 

It's not expected that all Joey Scouts will attempt and complete this award, but all are welcome to 'give it a go'. All members of the Joey Scout Unit, the Unit Council and Joey Scout Leaders will support Joey Scouts through the final steps of the Achievement Pathways. 

Hybrid Joey Scout Challenge Award Badge Requirements

Joey Scout Challenge Award - Notice of Completion until December 2021



Special Interest Badges

Bring a Friend Badge

This badge can be earned by any youth member, and it can be earned multiple times too! To earn this badge a Joey Scout must bring a friend (not a current member) to at least 3 meetings/activities:

  • During which the Joey Scout (and their Leaders) teach the friend a simple Scouting skill.
  • And the friend learns something about the next Section (e.g. coming to the Joey Scout Unit and learning about Cub Scouts), which could simply be who they are, what they do etc.

That's it! Your friend does not have to join Scouting in order for you to earn the badge. We rely on our Joey Scout program being exciting enough to encourage them to join us.

The first Bring a Friend badge you earn goes on your uniform. However, if you bring more friends, and earn more badges – these can be sewn onto your camp blanket or pillow.

Download the "Bring a Friend" Invitation


Their Service - Our Heritage                 

This badge is earned by attending events that are a part of ANZAC Remembrance.

Usually, participation in your local ANZAC memorial march, or attending the Dawn Service in Joey Scout Uniform, is enough to qualify. This badge can ONLY be worn for the year it is presented, and MUST be removed from your uniform around the following ANZAC Day. Each year the edging colour is different, which means a new badge can be earned each year, in all Sections of Scouting.

World Scout Environment Badge

This is a badge from the World Scout Environment Program which helps Scouts around the world work together for the good of the local and global environment. This badge can be achieved as part of all youth Sections and encourages participants to explore and reflect on both their own environment and others around the world. They are then encouraged to take action with an environment project relating to their previous learning.

The Sleepover Badge

Joey Scouts may earn a badge signifying that they have successfully been to a Sleepover. Importantly, earning this badge means that the Joey Scout can meet all the requirements below and is a great preliminary to attending a Joey Scout Kangaree. The experience gained is perfect preparation for the 'culture shock' of being with 500 other Joey Scouts for the enormous sleepover.

Requirements to be achieved: -

  • Attend a sleepover
  • Pack a bag of clothes & stuff a sleeping bag
  • Hygiene - know the 5 times when they should wash their hands
    • After going to the toilet
    • Before eating
    • After Eating
    • When they blow their nose
    • When they are dirty

To order this badge, please fill in the Joey Scout Sleepover Badge Form.


Refer also to Joey Scout Uniform and Badge Placement

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