This badge is designed for those who follow a sport, rather than participate.
While many Scouts might choose football or basketball, the requirements could encompass sports as diverse as archery, motor racing and water polo.
Demonstrate your interest in a sport that you follow by completing the requirements below:
  1. Explain the rules governing the chosen sport.
  2. Describe the levels of achievement within the chosen sport either locally, nationally or internationally.
  3. Show knowledge of some of the personalities, champions or other experts within the sport and explain how they might have inspired you.
  4. Talk about the equipment required for the sport.
  5. Describe a recent major event, championship or landmark in the sport.
  6. Explain how you follow the sport and how you keep up to date with developments.


Scouts may gain more than one Sports Enthusiast Badge.
If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.