Activity Centre Service Activity Badge

Image of the Explorer Scouts Activity Centre Service Activity Badge

To earn the Activity Center Service activity badge, you must complete the following:

  1. Work for at least five days (on at least two different occasions) at a Group, District, County, Area or National Scout Activity Centre or campsite, helping the warden or manager as needed
  2. Explain the maintenance needed for essential campsite equipment

In addition to the two tasks above, you must explain and, where possible, demonstrate four of the following:

  • Make a booking for someone wanting to use the site
  • Show how to restore a camping area after use, including sowing grass
  • Show how you prevent pipes freezing during the winter and what steps to take when pipes burst
  • The importance of having clean toilets
  • Chemicals – what to use and how to use them safely
  • How to unblock a drain and prevent further blockages
  • The need for good site drainage and keeping ditches clear
  • How to dispose of refuse and use an effective recycling system


Where applicable, badge requirements may be adapted or altered according to the abilities of a young person. Scout Association rules for adjustment can be found in the Policy and Approach article at the Scout Association website.