The Royal Navy have supported The Scout Association for many years, and in 2017 we have the pleasure of introducing the Royal Navy as our partner for the Time on the Water Staged Badge.

How to Earn your Badge

You can collect Time on Water staged badges when you take part in any of these activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Power boating
  • Kite boarding
  • Surfing
  • Yachting
  • Motor cruising
  • Narrow boating
  • Pulling or rowing
  • White water rafting
  • Traditional rafting
  • Paddle boarding.

For Beavers, each session should last about one hour, for Cubs, 1-2 hours, and for Scouts and Explorers each session should last about 2-3 hours.

And as you complete the following number of activities, you can gain a badge:

1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 35, 50

! You must be properly dressed and equipped for your activity and the weather conditions. Your leader will also need to make sure you’re following the activity rules in chapter nine of the Policy and Organisation Rules and the Activity Permit Scheme.

Find out more about the Royal Navy here.