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Badges & Awards

Full information regarding badges and awards are in the attached link on the Scout Association's website

Badges may be purchased from a number of sources. A very popular and reliable source is the Glasgow Scout Shop. Groups can set up an account with them and the invoice goes directly to the treasurer - this saves leaders being out of pocket, although you do need a procedure to control this within the Group.

Badges and Awards

There is also a MyBadges App issued by the Scout Association for phones that is good both for young people and adults alike.

Scouts Scotland also has some Scottish only awards for young people - check out the Thistle, Zodiac and International awards.

Online Scout Manager

OSM is software that can manage the administration, badge work, attendance, finance etc of your Group. It is not a Scout Association product but a commercial venture and there is a fee for it, depending on the level you require. Parents can sign up for camps and pay fees through it, but again there is a commission on this so some thought has to go into it. It is also available on your mobile device so can be updated at the meeting.


A number of Groups are now using this and find it very good. There will be downsides as well so contact me if you wish to look further into this.

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