To gain this badge, Scouts must complete the requirements below:
  1. Demonstrate that you know how to look after books and CD-ROMs.
  2. Show that you know how to use a library catalogue.
  3. Explain how fiction and non-fiction books are arranged on the shelves and why they are treated differently.
  4. Know what is meant by a reference book or material. Gather information you need for a journey with a purpose by using some of the following reference material: leisure leaflet, bus or train timetable, almanac, gazetteer, Yellow Pages, Who's Who?
  5. Demonstrate how to search for information on a CD-ROM encyclopaedia or using the Internet.
  6. Talk to the assessor about:
    1. books you have read and why you enjoyed them OR
    2. information you have researched from books or online which you have found of particular interest


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