To gain this badge, Scouts must complete the requirements below:
  1. Know the rules relating to access to airfields in Policy, Organisation and Rules. Draw a diagram/ map or make a model of an airfield to show and name the different areas.
  2. Understand the terms: nose, fuselage, tail, main-plane, port and starboard. Know the names of the control surfaces of an aircraft.
  3. Construct and fly a chuck glider for at least 5 seconds or build and fly a hot-air balloon or kite.
  4. Choose one of the following activities:
    1. Collect photographs or pictures of six aircraft that interest you, name them and their operational uses.
    2. Discuss an airline that you are interested in, or have travelled on, showing pictures of aircraft livery and logos.
  5. Take part in a Patrol or Troop visit with other Scouts to a place of aviation interest.
  6. From the list of Aviation Skills training activities complete four items, each to be taken from a different section.


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


The Imperial War Museum at Duxford has developed resources for this badge. These can be found on the IWM Duxford website.