Step Out badges launched
Girlguiding North East England Step Out Badge
The Step Out Badge is to recognise members who have taken part in a walking activity with their unit or on Girlguiding trips no matter how long or short the distance. We hope to encourage members to put on their walking boots and get outdoors and explore new places and have adventures on foot. The badges can be awarded to any Girlguiding North East England member who has taken part in a walk in Girlguiding activities as a unit, residential or other Girlguiding activity.
The badges can be awarded to any member who has taken part in a Girlguiding residential trip, a unit walk or hike, Duke of Edinburgh expedition or similar. The badges will recognise all levels of achievement and encourage members to build up to bigger walks whilst also seeing the positive impact walking has on our wellbeing and health. We hope that members will also so an improvement in their walking and orienteering skills and will encourage others to start walking and collect the badges too.
Who can take part in the scheme?
Any member from Rainbows to adult members, and members of the Trefoil Guild.
The scheme was launched in the Autumn of 2019 and can be back dated to start from 1 April 2019 to cover the Summer holidays.
How many badges are there?
There are currently 15 badges available for the following kilometres covered:
1km, 2km, 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 50km, 75km, 100km, 150km, 200km and 250km.
How do we record the walks?
Similar to the Sleep Away badges, an individual record card can be downloaded along with a unit spreadsheet. How units choose to keep a record is up to them, and you are free to change the spreadsheet if you can think of a way you would prefer to use it. We just ask that unit leaders perhaps fill out an individual record card to give to a girl when she moves sections to be handed to the new leader.
How are Step Out badges verified?
Unit leaders are asked to record Step Out badges for girls in their unit. Adults members and Rangers are asked to get another member of their unit or adult at an event to sign their record card.
How much are the badges and where can we order them?
Badges cost 55p each plus postage and packing. Please allow 28 days for delivery.
Step Out record card