The County is pleased to announce that it is launching a new badge that can be awarded across all sections in the coming months.
The More in Common badge is a partnership between Birmingham Scouts and Guides and the Jo Cox Foundation. The ethos of the badge is to encourage Scouts and Guides to show compassion, kindness and friendship to others, and to reach out across our diverse communities.
There is a choice from 12 activities which are all directed towards a more compassionate, friendlier, welcoming society, particularly towards people who are in some way different from ourselves. Hedgehogs, Beavers and Rainbows need to complete 2 activities, Cubs and Brownies 3, Scouts and Guides 4, Explorers and Rangers 5. All achievable in lockdown conditions.
An introduction to the badge by Kim Leadbetter, Jo’s sister can be found on the Birmingham Scouts YouTube Channel.
More information about the badge and how you will be able to achieve it can be found below.
We will be posting more about this exciting new badge over the next few weeks and a leaflet with the criteria will be available in the next few days. We really hope that you will all be able to take part in some way to gain the badge and introduce the badge to your sections.