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Scout Writer Activity Badge -

Scout Writer Activity Badge

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To purchase this badge you need to fit the following criteria – be a registered Badge Secretary, Section or Assistant Section Leader or a County or District Administrator.

You’ll need to sign in, enter your details plus your membership number in the Scout ID box.

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About this product
  • Type: Woven with merrow border
  • Size: 40mm

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Scout Writer Activity Badge

Could you be the next Philip Pullman or Cressida Cowell? Maybe you'll be a prize winning journalist. Practice the craft of telling a good story through writing.

How to earn the badge:

Complete four of these activities. Talk about your choice with an appropriate adult.

  • Compose a poem of at least eight lines. Discuss its meaning and construction.
  • Create a short story of around 600 words. Talk about your story idea with an appropriate adult beforehand.
  • Write a descriptive passage of around 600 words on a subject, agreed with an appropriate adult beforehand.
  • Write a 600-word review of a favourite book, play or other work of literature and talk about it with an appropriate adult.
  • Produce a published article of around 600 words in length. You could contribute to a school, faith, community or Scout magazine or write a letter to a local paper.
  • Keep a diary on a subject, for a length of time agreed with an appropriate adult beforehand.
  • Write a play or dramatic sketch lasting at least 10 minutes.
  • Interview a local celebrity, or other notable person. Write or type out the interview to show the questions you asked and the interviewee’s replies.
  • Write a letter to a pen pal (real or imaginary) of at least 600 words.
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