The Compass Badge is awarded during the first year in the Company and Senior Section and requires 6 points from the Discover programme, 2 points from each of the three zones. This provides an early opportunity to recognise what a young person has achieved.
Higher Badges and Awards
The Discovery Badge is awarded from the second year in the Company and Senior Section and requires 30 points from the Discover programme with at least Level 1 achieved in each of the three zones. In addition a young person requires a good attendance record, taking an active role in a Company event and taking part in an Adventure activity.
There are also opportunities to work towards . . .
The President’s Badge is the highest achievement in this Section and can be awarded from year four. It requires a high level of points and badges from all three zones; however it is not necessary to fully complete the Discover programme and this means that late joiners are not prevented from being able to achieve the President's Badge. They will have to work harder but it is not impossible. In addition to this a young person requires a good attendance record, participation in a teamwork event and a Christian Faith development course, 10 hours of practical service for the Brigade or church, taking part in an Adventure activity and a recommendation from the Company Captain.
The Queen’s Badge The Queen is the Patron of the Boys' Brigade and The Queen's Badge is the highest award that may be gained by a member of The Boys' Brigade. It aims to challenge and equip the individual, provide new opportunities and expand horizons while remaining accessible to candidates of all abilities.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award The Boys' Brigade has a strong association with The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme and Seniors & Leaders up to the age of 25 can choose to work towards earning the DEA Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards.
In addition, Company Section and Seniors will earn a service badge which shows how many years they have been a member for. A member who has been with The Boys' Brigade since he was 5 years old can earn up to 13 years service. But we do also provide 14 and 15 year service badges which may be presented in special circumstances.