Scouts Pro Badge 2015-2016 Season

Pro-Badge is an Activity Badge Training Scheme, which uses the resources of the Solent Scout Training Centre at Lyons Copse, to the best advantage of the Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Leaders. The scheme provides training for badges that require predominantly outdoor Scouting activity or natural resources.

Pro badge staff

The scheme uses Specialists, Leaders, Explorer and Network Scouts and friends from all areas of Scouting and beyond. Each course has a specialist with knowledge in the subject matter, and team of experts who assist each specialist, the number depends on the specialists needs and the badge requirements. Some experts are only required for a particular session whilst others are involved during the entire course.

Pro Badge has a support group, including a cookhouse that does the cooking for the whole camp. We make adjustments to this where badge requirements need to be met, e.g. Camp Cook Badge.

The scheme also appoints a Service Team, consisting of previous participants who want to help. The Service Team assists with all the duties that need to be performed so that each course runs smoothly.

Pro Badge 2015/2016 courses

The dates and courses for the 2015-2016 Pro Badge season have been announced.  For those of you who have never tried them these are weekend courses held by a team of Scout Leaders down at Lyons Copse, Shedfield, about halfway between Portsmouth and Southampton.

They are booked by parents directly, but please can you let me know if someone is going!


The courses cost £35.00 per weekend, be aware that the Expedition challenge is over two weekends and has a minimum age of 12.

The courses are:

30 October -1 November   Naturalist

20-22 November  Pioneer

22-24 January Environmental Conservation

22-24 January Expedition Challenge (week 1 of 2) MUST be over 12 years old

12-14 Februrary Navigator Stage 3

March (date TBC) Second week of Expedition  Challenge


Please speak to Lee or Tanya if you want to know any more about Pro Badge or the courses they offer.