Personal Achievement Badges
Personal Achievement Badges are designed to allow youth to explore and expand skills and knowledge in areas that are of particular interest to them.
In The Canadian Path, Personal Achievement Badges are strictly optional. They are not a core part of the program, and they are not an essential part of a youth’s personal progression. Personal Achievement Badges are not a requirement for any Top Section Award. It is recognized that activities outside of Scouting add to youth’s growth in the SPICES and to their personal progression. No one comes to Scouting as an empty vessel.
Working on Personal Achievement Badges allows youth to further develop individual interests and skills and to have that development recognized as part of their growth and progression within The Canadian Path.
Every time a Cub Scout would like to work towards a Personal Achievement badge, he or she must use the Plan-Do-Review process. This process emphasizes goal setting and personal development Cub Scouts should set achievable goals that help them grow. Click on the links for Guide to Cub Scout Personal Achievement Badges and the Plan-Do-Review Template.
Earth: anything connecting with our planet’s soil and geology including exploration, environment, leisure pursuits, experiments, etc.
Air: anything connecting with the atmosphere including exploration, environment, leisure pursuits, experiments, etc.
Water: anything connecting with water including exploration, environment, leisure pursuits, experiments, etc.
Space: anything connecting with outer space including exploration, leisure pursuits, experiments, etc.
Summer Fitness: anything related to active and healthy fitness and the summer season
Winter Fitness: anything related to active and healthy fitness and the winter season
Year-round Fitness: anything related to active and healthy fitness that can be pursued year-round
Home: exploring what it means to be a contributing member in a household
Community: exploring what it means to be an active, contributing member of one’s neighbourhood and municipality
Canada: exploring what it means to be a citizen who makes positives contributions to the country
World: exploring what it means to be a contributing global citizen
Technology: exploring how to use digital technology effectively and responsibly
Arts: exploring one’s own creative expression and the creative output of others
Building: creating and constructing functional items in a hands-on way
Hobby: an opportunity to develop one specific interest or to explore new interests
Science: learning and experimenting critically and empirically