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  • Republished 1914 British Scouting badge guide


    "Badges are not the only change for the Scouts; they now accept girls as well as boys, in a wider age range than in 1914, when members were aged 11 to 18. Now, young people between the ages of 6 and 25 can join. The modern movement awards in excess of 200 badges covering topics such as public relations, circus skills, world faiths and skateboarding. But Simon Carter, from the association, said that there were still similarities with the earlier curriculum."

    “In the early days, a lot more of the badges were vocational, whereas now they tend to be more hobby-based. But there are some elements which are unchanged since 1914. The basics of cooking over an open fire are still the same, so is the requirement to spend 30 nights away for the Camper badge − although a lot of the kit involved is now different. Children still want to learn things and be tested on them, and to be challenged. The wants and aspirations are the same then as now.”

    All the 1914 badges are listed at the end of the article...some great names.

  • #2
    [QUOTE=RememberSchiff;n400961] The basics of cooking over an open fire are still the same, [QUOTE]

    I wonder if they are required to actually light the fire...


    • #3
      Yes they are


      • #4
        Cooking over a fire without an option to not light the fire? That doesn't sound like Scouting.

        Isn't your Wood Badge based on Bruce Tuckman yet?

        I hope you don't force your Queen's Scouts to walk into the woods with packs on their backs!


        • #5
          You can avoid the backpack but only if you do your expedition by horse, cycle or kayak.....