Participation Awards are presented to all young people within Scouting. They are awarded to celebrate your personal commitment to Scouting over time.
Participation Award badges are numbered and you will be entitled to the next number up automatically for each year that you are a member of the Scout Association.
If you were a member of a previous section such as Scouts, you can carry your existing Participation Award badges over to Explorers and continue to earn them: you can earn up to four Participation Award badges for Explorer Scouts from 14 years old to 18 years old.
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.