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Scout Group Activity Badges

The Belfast Adventure Learning Park (ALP) can support your group to achieve their Activity Badges for CAVING, CLIMBING and ADVENTURE

Caver Activity Badge

To gain this badge, Scouts can complete the requirements below at the Belfast Adventure Learning Park:

1.      Take part in at least four trips to at least two different cave systems. Each visit must be as a member of a properly led group.

2.      Keep a record of these trips and the routes followed.

3.      Have a good knowledge of the contents of the caving and cave conservation codes, and be able to show to the assessor an awareness of the environmental issues around caving.

Climbing Activity Badge

To gain this badge, Scouts can complete the requirements below at the Belfast Adventure Learning Park:

Either hold the Scout section Climber Badge or have completed at least four different climbs each of which should be listed in a climbing guidebook.

1.      Know how to put on a harness, set up a belay and the calls used in climbing.

2.      Have experience of at least one session (two hours) of single-pitch climbing on a man-made climbing wall, either indoors or outdoors.

3.      Be able to use information given in a climbing guidebook. Explain the grading systems for climbs.

4.      Select at least five separate climbs, locate the starts on the ground and climb them (the standard should be at least Very Difficult).

5.      Be able to abseil down a face of not less than 15 metres also using a safety rope.

Adventure Activity Badge

To gain this badge, Beaver Scouts must take part in three activities with other Beaver Scouts that will provide adventure. Two should be activities that you have not tried before. Why not consider completing 3 of the following activities you’re your group at Belfast Adventure Learning Park

·       Caving

·       Climbing

·       Mountain biking

·       Canoeing or Kayaking

·       Abseiling

·       Orienteering

·       Archery

For further information or to discuss an activity based programme to meet your scouting badge needs please contact BAC Tel. 02890600132 or email: officeadmin@belfastactivitycentre.com

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