We have organised several nights based around the
Global challenge badge. Read all of the requirements below.
To achieve this Award, the Scout needs
to complete activities in these two areas:
Make international contact
Examples are provided below, but other activities can also be
Area 1 - Make International Contact
Make contact with Scouts from a country outside the United Kingdom.
This can be done a number of ways, for example through a residential
experience, the Internet, pen pals, Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) or
Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI). The Scout must then take part in an
activity with their Patrol or Troop. This activity must be based on
what the Scout has found out from their international contact. The
activity might take place at a residential experience or during a
Troop meeting. It might directly involve Scouts from another
country, or might be after their contact.
Area 2 - International Issues
For this area the Scout must choose two issues.
Issues might include:
Water and sanitation
The Scout must:
complete a series of activities to help them understand the issues
take some action as a result
compare how the issues affect the UK and countries overseas.
Please note that these requirements are correct when we undertook
the challenge. As part of the Scout associations policy to update
badge requirements when relating issues effect the badge, these
requirements may change. Please view the latest requirements by
clicking on 'Award work resources'.