Design the New Scout Programme Badges and WIN!

The new Scout Programme is entering its pilot stage. Once the pilot is complete we will be going live with the new programme. Along with new and exciting Advancement requirements come new Advancement and Theme badges!

We are calling on Scouts, Rovers, Scouters and any other person involved in Scouting to enter the competition to design our 4 new advancement badges and 6 theme based badges.

The person behind the winning Advancement badges designs will win a R250 voucher to be used on the SCOUTS South Africa online shop.  Additionally the winner will have the honour of seeing their badge design being worn by Scouts in the years to come. The badge will also feature on a number of marketing materials.

The person behind the winning Theme badges designs will win a R250 voucher to be used on the SCOUTS South Africa online shop.  Additionally the winner will have the honour of seeing their badge design being worn by Scouts in the years to come. The badge will also feature on a number of marketing materials.

Requirements for Advancement badges:

  • The following advancement badges need to be designed: Traveller, Discoverer, First Class, Springbok.
  • Colours should be kept to a maximum of 5 (including the background colour).
  • We would like the four Advancement badges to complete a diamond on the arm of the Scout, so each individual badge should be no bigger than 45mm x 45mm.
  • Please take note of the general branding guidelines outlined in the SSA Brand Manual. E.g. the World Scout Logo may not be used in your badge design.

Requirements for Theme badges:

  • The following Theme badges need to be designed: Be Safe, Living Outdoors, Getting Around/Navigation, Skills, Service, Personal Development.
  • Colours should be kept to a maximum of 6. Note that these designs will be placed on yellow, green, red or purple theme badge backgrounds depending on the specific advancement level.
  • The six Theme badges will surround the Advancement badge diamond, so each individual badge should be no bigger than 36mm x 36mm.
  • Please take note of the general branding guidelines outlined in the SSA Brand Manual. E.g. the World Scout Logo may not be used in your badge design.

To enter:

The design should be sent to info@scouts.org.za with the subject line “Scout programme badge competition” no later than Friday 4th December 2015. Don’t forget to add your name, age, Group Name, Parents email and cell number to your application!

  • A panel comprising of the National Youth Programme Chairman, current Regional Team Coordinators for Scout Programme and the National PR Manager will then select the winning designs.
  • SCOUTS South Africa reserves the right to alter the winning design to achieve the required result.
  • SCOUTS South Africa reserves the right not to select any of the designs entered if suitable designs are not found.