How to earn your award
For this award, you need to do these tasks over at least three months.
- Take part in at least six different team games with other Cubs.
- Show your leaders what you did to help your team, and how you were a good team player.
- Give examples of two different types of teams, and roles in those teams.
- Complete at least two teambuilding activities with other Cubs
- Take part in at least two Pack forums or something similar, and make a contribution that will be positive for your Pack.
Every individual who undertakes an activity badge should face a similar degree of challenge and as a result some requirements may need to be adapted. It is completely acceptable to change some of the requirements of the badges to allow individuals to access the badge (for example where there are special needs, cultural issues, or religious considerations to take into account) and the requirements outlined for activity badges do allow for some flexibility in order to obtain the badge. If you would like help or advice when considering adapting the requirements of a badge please contact UK Headquarters.
Guidance for Leaders:
As well as the guidance below, Programmes Online and the Cub Scout Games book contain lots of activity ideas that you could use to deliver this badge.
Take part in at least six different team games with other Cubs
Cubs enjoy playing games, and this is an opportunity for you to play a variety of different games with your Pack. The suggested time period for completing this requirement is 12 weeks, but this could be longer if needed. The key is to ensure that the games are spread throughout the programme rather than concentrated over one or two meetings, as this gives Cubs the chance to develop their team working skills.
Show your leaders what you did to help your team, and how you were a good team player
A helpful team member is one who co-operates with the other members of the team, working together and communicating. Teams in Cubs could be their Six, games team, residential room/tent group or activity grouping. Working with others to achieve a goal is quite a new concept at this stage in a child’s development, and to meet this requirement Cubs should be able to provide a number of examples of how they have helped their team over a period of time.
Give examples of two different types of teams, and roles in those teams
There are many different types of teams that Cubs will participate in, for example Sixes, games teams, sports teams, activity groups and residential experience rooms/tent groups. To fulfil this requirement, Cubs should give examples of two different types of team and roles in those teams. They may be teams the Cub knows about, or has been part of. For example, they could be the goal keeper of a football team, and the tidiness monitor for their tent group.
Complete at least two teambuilding activities with other Cubs
Teambuilding activities are an integral part of the Cub programme and there should be plenty of opportunities in the programme for Cubs to complete this requirement. Good examples can be found in Programmes Online.
Take part in at least two Pack or other Forums and make a contribution that will positively affect your Pack
A Pack Forum is an opportunity for Cubs to ‘have their say’. Very often an informal discussion with the Pack, Six or just the Sixers, it could be deciding on a programme activity or where to go on an outing.
More information on Pack Forums and how to run them can be found here