Being a Scout is being a member of a Patrol… And Patrols do activities. Patrols go places; Patrols build things, Patrols camp, hike and look after themselves.
Patrol Activity Badges
The PATROL ACTIVITY Badge enables a Patrol, to participate in enjoyable activities of their choice.
This is an IMPORTANT PART of the Award Scheme in that it gives the Scouts in their patrol the opportunity to select an activity that interests them as a group. It aims to get the Patrol doing things together as a Patrol. It will be most successful where the Scouts in a Patrol are of much the same age, have common friendships and common interests. The idea is to have all members of the Patrol working together as a team; another option is to form a special Patrol called an activity Patrol that works as a team only for completing this badge.
The Patrol Activity Badge philosophy is to encourage common participation of Scouts in small group activities organised and run by them with a minimum of adult involvement.
There is no limit on the number of Patrol Activity Badges a Scout may earn, however they can only wear three (3) one from each level on their uniform.