Global Issues Activity Badge

The requirements for this badge were updated on 26th January 2018. You may continue to work towards earning this badge using the previous requirements until 31st January 2019.

To earn the Global Issues Activity Badge, you should complete three of the following objectives:

  • Spend three days living on food that costs no more than £2 per day and share with others how it went including tips for cooking meals on a low-budget
  • Visit a homeless shelter, food bank, or other social enterprise in your community and consider the factors that lead to homelessness
  • Explore various media sources to find information about migration and immigration and review your findings as a discussion on thoughts and feelings with others
  • Individually or as a group compare youth issues in the UK against another country such as voting rights or access to education and discuss with your group
  • Deliver a game or activity to others about a global issue that you feel passionate about and explore action you could take for a positive impact on society such as signing a petition or writing to your MP

In addition to selecting three objectives above, you should reflect on the three activities you have completed and consider how each one has contributed to global goals.


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.