Scout caving activity badge


  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.

Scout explorer caving activity badge


  1. Hold the Scout Caver Badge, or, with a properly authorised party, have made at least four trips underground to two different cave systems and kept a log.
  2. Explain how caves are formed.
  3. Rig and use ladder pitch under supervision.
  4. As part of a properly authorised party, undertake six additional trips to at least two different cave systems. Three of these trips should include sections involving supervised decent of vertical pitches.
  5. Know the cave conservation code and discuss measures that can be taken to promote conservation of formations and the cave environment.
  6. Study an aspect of speleology agreed beforehand and discuss the findings. Examples might be the fauna and flora found in caves, cave photography or bat conservation.