Scouts Now Able To Take Their DIY Badge
Scouts across the country are now able to take their DIY Badge as part of a collaboration with DIY retailer B&Q.
More than half a million Scouts will be offered the chance to get the badge which will have different levels and require a number of DIY skills to be demonstrated. Some of those tasks will be changing a washer on a tap and unblocking a sink.
Those who move on to more advanced skills will learn about insulating water storage tanks and pipe work and tasks such as painting and preparing woodwork and furniture.
B&Q has come to the party by offering the Scouts a set of online activity packs for different age groups allowing children to try out skills which are designed for their age group.
Simon Carter from the Scout Association has commented that the practical skills which children could gain from the badge will help them as they grow up and live in their own homes.
Meanwhile Katherine Paterson from B&Q has said that there is a chronic loss of DIY skills in those aged under 35, so this partnership with the Scouts could replace some of these lost skills.