March 23, 2020

Global Issues Badge

Complete three of these activities:

  • Spend three days living on food that costs no more than £2 a day. Share with others about how it went including a top tip for cooking meals with so little money. This could be a discussion, blog, video diary. Make sure your parents are aware of anything you publish publicly.
  • (Do not do during COVID-19 Outbreak) Visit a homeless shelter, foodbank or other social enterprise in your local community and consider the challenges faced by homeless people and what factors lead to homelessness.
  • Explore various media sources to find information about migration and immigration. Review what you find and discuss your thoughts and feelings about the information and how this issue is perceived at a local and global level.
  • Individually or as a group (online) compare youth issues in the UK with the same issues in another country, such as voting age, access to education or youth services. Discuss with your Unit on your Unit Facebook page if you have one, or during a virtual meeting.
  • Deliver a game or activity to others about a global issue that you feel passionate about and explore what small action you could take to have a positive impact on that issue (sign a petition, write to your MP, raise awareness). Prepare this game or activity and tell your leader about it, you can run it when Explorers is allowed to meet again.

2. Reflect on the three activities you have completed and consider how each has contributed to the Global Goals and what your next steps could be. Either write a report or record a video and send it to your leader team.

How To Submit Evidence To Your Leader

If your leader has Badges at Home Enabled

OSM has a new feature called badges at home! If enabled by your leader then you can have your parent log onto the OSM parent portal and submit evidence for your badge there. You can upload a document of evidence with photos, as well as attach videos you may have taken of evidence.

If your leader doesn’t have Badges at Home Enabled.

In this case, you will need to email your leader with the evidence. They should have an email address in the following format “”.

Hopefully they have told you this address if it is slightly different in spelling (or a shortened name). You should avoid sending any emails to a leader’s personal address because of GDPR.

You can attach evidence to the email such as a word document or a link to a google doc. Videos may be too large in size for this method so you may want to upload them elsewhere (As A Privately Hosted Video with your parent’s permission) and put a link in the email.