Scouting in England is now Green. This means All activities can resume for members who live in England. Residential activities and international travel may take place. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland guidance may vary. Please check the guidance on the link below for current and accurate information.

Following the Update from the NYA and TSA. Rules for Face to Face meetings and over night activities have changed 06/09/2021. Latest Guidance


The Cubs badge requirements for the Communicator badge as of February 2021 are below:

  1. Get someone to give you directions or instructions to do something.Check that you have understood. Then follow the directions or instructions.
  2. Get someone you know to give you a call.Write down what they say, making sure that you have all the main details.
  3. Show you can send emails and text messages.You could also show how to use a mobile phone or a tablet to send a message to someone.
  4. Introduce yourself to an adult who helps out with your Pack.Talk to them for two minutes about your life, school or hobbies.
  5. Choose three of these activities to do:
    1. Report on a local event, either past or present. It could be written for something like a newsletter or recorded so people can listen to it.
    2. Make contact with another Pack. Send them videos, letters or emails for whatever length of time your leader suggests.
    3. Find out how people with a visual or hearing impairment communicate. You might learn about Braille, Makaton or British Sign Language. Learn a simple phrase in one of the ways you have learned.
    4. Tell a story about an experience you’ve shared with your leaders and other Cubs. Make sure that you communicate clearly and that everyone is following the story.
    5. Hold a simple conversation in another language.
    6. Write three simple messages using codes, ciphers, invisible ink or semaphore. Try to work out three similar messages given to you.
    7. Get an adult or Young Leader to give you a message. Remember it and repeat it back to them 10 minutes later.
    8. Pass a message to someone using amateur radio.
    9. Take part in Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) or Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI).

You will find some resources to help you on the downloads page.


  • You can buy cheap PMR 446 (Walkie Talkies) from lots of online websites. Please make sure they use PMR446 as you may need a license to operate outside of the frequencies.
  • Story telling can be done at a camp around the fire. It is a good way to calm the Cubs down before bed.
  • Get in touch with your local amateur radio group to arrange a visit and allow the Cubs to communicate over the air with other amateurs.
  • You can join the Radio Scouting UK Facebook group and arrange a schedule to talk to other groups over the air.