SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Recreation

To atain the Recreation badge, the Explorer Scout must complete the following:

Alternative A - Equestrian

- Hold the Pony Club 'C+' standard.

- Demonstrate skills in a horse-riding activity to a group of young people to encourage them to try the activity. This should be appropriately supervised.

- Discuss the safety rules of their chosen activity.

- Take part in at least two competitions or demonstrations, and discuss their performance and how to improve with the examiner or instructor.

Alternative B - Martial Arts

- Demonstrate an improved level of skill in a Martial Art activity recognised by the Sports Council. This should involve regular participation for at least 50 hours.

- Demonstrate skills in their chosen activity to a group of young people to encourage them to try the activity. This should be appropriately supervised.

- Discuss the safety rules of their chosen activity and how to use the skills learned in a responsible manner with the examiner or instructor

- Take part in at least two competitions or demonstrations. Discuss their performance and how they can improve with the examiner or instructor.

Alternative C - Master at Arms

- Demonstrate an improved level of skill in an activity such as fencing, shooting or archery. This should involve regular participation for at least 50 hours.

- Demonstrate skills in their chosen activity to a group of young people to encourage them to try the activity. This should be appropriately supervised.

- Discuss the safety rules of their chosen activity and how to use the skills learned in a responsible manner with the examiner or instructor.

- Take part in at least two competitions or demonstrations. Discuss their performance and how they can improve with the examiner or instructor.

Alternative D - Angler

- Demonstrate an improved level of skill in inland, beach or sea angling. This should involve regular participation for at least 50 hours.

- Demonstrate skills in their chosen activity to a group of young people to encourage them to try the activity. This should be appropriately supervised.

- Discuss the safety rules of your chosen activity and how to fish in a responsible manner with the examiner or instructor.

- Take part in at least two competitions or demonstrations. Discuss their performance and how they can improve with the examiner or instructor.

Alternative E - Skater

- Demonstrate an improved level of skill in a skating activity such as in-line skating, ice skating or skateboarding. This should involve regular participation for at least 50 hours.

- Demonstrate skills in their chosen activity to a group of young people to encourage them to try the activity. This should be appropriately supervised.

- Discuss the safety rules of their chosen activity and how to use the skills learned in a responsible manner with the examiner or instructor.

- Take part in at least two competitions or demonstrations. Discuss their performance and how they can improve with the examiner or instructor.

Alternative F - Physical Recreation

This requirement should be used for activities for which there is no Explorer Scout Activity Badge.

- Demonstrate an improved level of skill in a physical activity not covered for elsewhere in this badge. This should involve regular participation for at least 50 hours.

- Demonstrate skills in their chosen activity to a group of young people to encourage them to try the activity. This should be appropriately supervised.

- Discuss any safety rules of their chosen activity and how to abide by the rules or laws of the activity with the examiner or instructor.

- Take part in at least two competitions or demonstrations. Discuss their performance and how they can improve with the examiner or instructor.