The Anchors Activity Programme provides an informal award scheme. This means boys and girls will gain their awards as they take part in the usual programme activities.
The first award is the Green Activity Badge which requires 12 activities and is usually awarded at age 5/6.
The second award is the Red Activity Badge which requires 18 activities and is usually awarded at age 6/7.
The third award is the Blue Activity Badge which requires 18 activities and is usually awarded at age 7/8.
In order to get all 3 awards a boy or girl needs to complete a total of 48 activities over 3 years. It does not matter what age your child joins at since they will join in with others their same age and participate at their own level. There is no judgment about how well they have done, all that is required is to join in and try their best. In addition Anchor boys and girls will earn a service badge which shows how many years they have been a member for, they can earn up to a maximum of 3 years service.
The badges are worn on a navy blue armband which goes on the right arm.