The Berkshire Scouts Join-in programme is provided to support sections in engaging in the international aspects of Scouting at weekly section Meetings. The join-in programme also links to recent and forthcoming county international activities/events as well as other global issues.
Berkshire Scouts Join-in badge
A Join-in badge will be awarded to all individuals within a section providing four different world areas/issues or county international activities/events (see below) are featured in full evening programmes. For example, a section may deliver an evening programme per month to cover four world areas/issues over a four-month period or more.
The programme can be face-to-face or online, or a blend of both.
255 badges have been issued across 9 sections.
Congratulations to the following sections on achieving the award:
5th Woodley (Cubs)
1st Arborfield (Beavers, Cubs)
1st Cookham (Scouts)
19th Maidenhead (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts)
1st Lower Earley (Beavers)
3rd Chieveley (Beavers)
(including county activities/events)
Below are ideas to kick-start your programme but it is encouraged that sections also plan and deliver their own programme content.
The list below is a summary of activities/events for starters! The Join-in badge criteria document provides more details and tips on how to include the activities/events in your evening programmes. Download here.
|Uganda – Africa||International community projects|
|Project Africa Challenge Badge||Young people supporting young people|
|24th World Scout Jamboree – USA||Unlock a new world|
|25th World Scout Jamboree – South Korea||Draw your dream|
|16th World Scout Moot – Portugal||Engage with us!|
|JOTA-JOTI||Bringing the world together|
|Race round the World||An epic, virtual challenge to raise funds for the Scout Groups hit hardest by COVID-19|
|Your international programme||Your theme|
The following links may also be helpful:
- Project Africa global awareness programme
- The Scout Association global programme ideas
- World Scout Organisation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Supporting refugees and displaced children
- Protecting our environment
Other badges and awards
One of your four international programmes for the Join-in Challenge Badge (or activities from the Project Africa Challenge Badge) can also be used towards completing the international Scouting part of the Berkshire Scouts @home Challenge Badge.
Plan an evening programme to help with plastic pollution awareness
Claiming Join-in badges
To claim your Join-in badges, simply send us some evidence on how your section has met the Join-in criteria – we would love to see your photographs. Note: photographs may be used on this web page to share ideas with others. Evidence, with number of badges required, should be sent to:
Join-in programme team
Join-in badge criteria
A Berkshire Scouts Join-in criteria document explains the Join-in programme in more detail and also gives some programme ideas/themes.
The images below show just a few of the photographs submitted by sections that have taken part in Join-in activities.
For further information and enquiries:
Contact: Join-in programme team