To gain this badge, Scouts must complete the requirements below:
  1. Be able to recognise by sight three-quarters of the aircraft in the list published by The Scout Association. The Information Centre has a free Aircraft Recognition CD for this purpose.
  2. Complete one of the following activities:
    1. By yourself or with another Scout, take photographs or collect pictures of a minimum of ten different aircraft types found in Europe. Name the different types and their uses.
    2. Keep a log for at least four weeks including dates and times. Note the aircraft seen, giving any distinctive recognition features, and the aircraft's approximate heading.
  3. Complete one of the following activities:
    1. Recognise and name national aircraft markings, both service and civil, of at least six countries including the United Kingdom.
    2. Understand the RAF and NATO system of letter designation according to aircraft function and give examples of three such designations.
    3. Name three basic training aircraft used in private flying. Give a brief report on one, naming a club and airfield where it is used (local, wherever possible).
  4. Describe the key recognition features of six aircraft selected by an appropriate adult.


If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.