Proficiency Badges

Cambridge District Scout Archive

This is set of pages on some of the very many Proficiency/ Activity badges available since the start of Scouting. When I can work out how to format the information I will attempt to present a full list with dates.

The list below is a composite and covers the badge issues and rebranding of 1908, 1908 – 1928, 1928 – 1929, 1929 – 1934, 1934 – 1969, War time issue, Revised badges 1946, 1947 – 1958, Senior Scout 1958 – 1964 and 1964 – 1967, 1967 – 1971. 1971 – 1981, 1981 – 1991, 1991 – 2001, 2002+.

Some badges have been available throughout: Artist, Athlete, Camper, Cook/Chef, Cyclist, Interpreter, Musician, Horseman, Photographer, Swimmer,

Some badges morphed between names implying a continuity that was not always there. A soft rebranding (Cook to Chef) may have changed little, a hard switch (Electrician to Electronics) significantly changes the focus.

C 1941 13th Cambridge Archives

The list is very likely to be incomplete.

JWR Archivist Feb 2020

Administrator
Advanced Cyclist
Advanced Pioneer
Advanced Skier
Advanced Swimmer
Aeronautics
Aircraft Modeller
Aircraft Constructor
Airman
Air Apprentice
Air Mechanic
Air Glider
Air Navigator
Air Observer
Air Instructor
Air Researcher
Air Spotter
Ambulanceman
Angler
Archaeologist
Artist
Arts Enthusiast
Astronomer
Astronautics
Athlete
Athlete stage 2
Senior Athlete
Aviation Skills
Aviation Skills Advanced
Aviation Skills Basic
Backwoodsman
Bandsman
Basketmaker
Basketman
Beekeeper
Bellringer
Senior Bellringer
Bird Warden
Blacksmith
Boatsman
Boatman instructor
Bookbinder
Bookreader
Bookman
Boatswains Mate
Boatswain
Bugler
Camera Man
Camp Cook
Camp site service
Camp Instructor
Camp Warden
Camper
Campsite Services
Canoeist
Canoe Instructor
Master Canoeist
Carpenter
Caver
Cave Explorer
Chef
Circus Skills
Civics
Civil Defence
Clerk
Climber
Coast guard
Collector
Communicator
Communicator Instructor
Community
Computor
Conservation
Conservator
Cook
Master Cook
Coxswains Mate
Coxswain
Craft
Craftsman
Cyclist
Dairy,man
Debator
Designer
Dinghy Sailor
Dispatch Rider
Diver
DIY
Dragon Boating
Electronics
Electrician
Elementary Canoeist
Elementary Helmsman
Emergency Aid
Emergency Aid stage 1
Engineer
Entertainer
Equestrian
Explorer
Senior Explorer
Faith
Farmer
Firefighter
Fire precaution
Firesafety
Fireman
First Aid
Fisherman
Folk Dancer
Forester
Friend to Animals
Gardener
Geologist
Geologist Instructor
Glider
Glider Pilot
Global Conservation
Guide
Gymnast
Handicraft
Handyman
Healthly man
Helmsman
Master Helmsman
Heritage
Hiker
Hikes away staged
Hillwalker
Hobbies
Horseman
Horticulturist
Information Technology
Instructor blank
Interpreter
Jobman
Joiner
Journalist
Junior Airman
Junior Seaman
Laundryman
Leading Airman
Leading Bandsman
Leading Piper
Leading Seaman
Leatherworker
Librarian
Lifesaver
Linguist
Local Heritage
Mapmaker
Map maker Instructor
master Airman
Marksman
Martial Arts
Mason
Master Airman
Master Seaman
Master at Arms
Messenger
Mechanic
Mechanic Instructor
Metalworker
Meterologist
Meterologist Instructor
Miner
Missioner
Model Maker
Mountaineer
Music maker
Musician
My Faith
Naturalist
Nautical Skills
Nautical Skills advanced
Nautical Skills Basic
Navigator
Nights Away staged
Oarsman
Observer
Observer Instructor
Orator
Orienteer
Orienteering
Parascending
Pathfinder
Philatelist
Photographer
Photographer Instructor
Physical Recreation
Pilot
Pioneer
Senior Pioneer
Pioneer Instructor
Piper
Plumber
Poultry Farmer
Power Coxswain
Printer
Prospector
Public Health
Public Relations
Pulling
Quartermaster
Rabbit Farmer
Race Helmsman
Racing Helm
Radio Communicator
Radio Mechanic
Reader
Rescuer
Rider
Rock Climber
Rope Spinner
Scribe
Scientist
Sea Fisherman
Seaman
Seamanship
Senior Airman
Senior Scout Instructor
Secretary
Senior Airman
Signaler
Leading Signaller
Skater
Skier
Skin Diver
Smallholder
Snowsports
Speaker
Speleogist
Sports
Sports Enthusiast
Sportsman
Stalker
Stamp Collector
Starman
Streetsport
Surveyor
Survival Skills
Swimmer
Swimming Instructor
Master Swimmer
Tailor
Telegraphist
Textile worker
Thrifty man
Tracker
Underwater swimmer
Venturer
Water Sports
Weatherman
Wirelessman
Woodman
Woodcraftsman
World conservation
World Friendship
World Faiths
Writer
Challenge Badges
Adventure
Community
Creative
Expedition
Fitness
Global
Outdoor
Outdoor Plus
Promise
Partnership
International 
Faith
Environment