Working on Badges at Home

There are plenty of badges that you and your cadets can work on even during times of social distancing. You might not be able to work on them in the ways you’re accustomed to, but using a combination of techniques and technologies (see last week’s blog), you can stay connected with your cadets and keep making progress on badges. 

Here are just a few recommendations for badges that are suited for at-home work.

Exploring

  • Cadet History & Organization
  • Car Care
  • Chemistry
  • Chess
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Electronics
  • Fly Tying
  • Food Preservation
  • Home Cooking
  • Insect Life
  • Modelers
  • Model Railroading
  • Mushrooms
  • Space Exploring
  • Spiders
  • Reading
  • Weeds & Wildflowers

Skills

  • Art
  • Braiding
  • Calligraphy
  • Color Theory
  • Electricity
  • Filmmaking
  • Glass Etching
  • God’s Temple
  • The Great Flood
  • Journalism
  • Kite Flying
  • Knots & Lashing
  • Sewing
  • Signing
  • Woodworking

Discovering God’s Word

  • Bible Exploration
  • Bible Knowledge
  • Bible Study
  • Christian Life
  • Creation
  • Creeds
  • Devotions
  • Prayer

Rank Requirements Pages

Remember that every rank has different requirements when it comes to badges. Here are the rank log pages from the new R•P•B Guidebook for your quick reference.

Badge Access

If your cadets don’t have their R•P•B Guidebook physically with them, you can still find badge reference materials. Counselors using the older guidebooks can find badge reference materials online at https://counselors.calvinistcadets.org/education/educational-materials/

Remember that you will have to login as a counselor to access those pages. 

Are you and your cadets working from the NEW R•P•B Guidebook? Email info@calvinistcadets.org with your request for specific badges and office staff can send you PDFs of the badge reference materials you need. These PDFs can be reproduced for the use of your cadets.

If a club has all of their books at church, a counselor may scan a badge and send it to any Cadet for which they have purchased a guidebook.

Beyond Badges

Even if you can’t work on badges together, remember that cadets can still log their miles and other accomplishments when working toward special achievement awards. Logs are available for running, hiking, cycling, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and backpacking, as well as Bible study and verse memorization.


We want to help you grow and strengthen your club. Do you have ideas or suggestions? Please let us know!