March 23, 2020

Home Help Badge

During this time it can be difficult for everyone to spend more time at home and not socializing. Why not help your parents out and earn a badge in the process!

How to earn your badge (Under the supervision of your parent):

  • Plan, cook and serve a simple one-course meal
  • Wash up afterward
  • Help sort out the washing. Load and unload the washing machine
  • Iron at least two items
  • Sew on a button
  • Help clean and tidy a living room
  • Clean a least two things in your house (could be a basin, cup-board, silverware or brass)
  • Take the sheets, pillow cases and the duvet cover off your bed and help put clean ones on. Make your own bed for a week

Parents: To show that your Cub has completed the above tasks, you could take photos of them completing them or you could also record a short video.

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.