The information listed here is intended to help Leaders who would like to arrange Archaeology for their section. It also has information for Leaders/Adults who would like to get involved with this activity. The Archaeology team will also offer support and advice if you run into any difficulties.
Archaeology isn’t just about digging, it can be a fun and interactive way to learn about history, past cultures and our heritage. The Derbyshire Archaeology badge offers lots of practical activities to help young people explore the history of Derbyshire as well as thinking about bigger questions and how we can use archaeology to help us with present-day problems. We have provided everything you need to run the badge, so no prior experience of archaeology is required for you to run the badge.
Archaeology can be undertaken by all Scouting sections. Click here to for information on the badge requirements. This also includes links to suggested resource books and activity sheets. Each resource book contains everything you need to run the badge for that section. If you are new to archaeology then we offer a 'Intro to Archaeology' session to help you get started with this badge. Use the contact details below to contact us. We also offer on-going support and advice to any Leader who undertakes this badge/activity. All the resources needed to run the badge and its activities are available from this web site. If you are planning to visit any location, please check their web site for opening times and charges before you visit. It may be worth finding out if they offer any "special" talks or guided tours for Scout sections. The Archaeology team do have contacts available if you want a talk or session with a real archaeologist, so please do get in contact and we will do our best to support your request.
Once a person has completed the the badge requirements, please use the contact link below, to contact the Archaeology SASU. They will then arrange for all the badges and certificates to be sent out.
Scout HQ does not currently publish information relating to this activity. Click here for additional information which the Archaeology team maintain on this Facebook group. Click here to follow the Archaeology team on Instagram. Click here to follow the Archaeology team on Twitter. Click here to view content in our YouTube channel.
Dress appropriately for the time of year
If the activity is taking place outdoors, wear boots or wellies and ensure you have waterproofs, just in case!
Scouting UK does not currently publish any specific information relating to archaeology. All Scouting policies, safety, risk assessments must be applied when you undertake this activity. Click here to view POR relating to general activities
Scouting UK does not currently publish any factsheets relating to this activity.
There are a number of UK organisation that can help. They are: Young Archaeologists Club. Click here to visit their web site. British Archaeological Association. Click here to visit their web site. Council for British Archaeology. Click here to visit their web site.
Click here to open Archaeology or Not activity. Click here to open Preservation Predictions activity. Click here to open What We Leave Behind activity. Click here to open Three Reasons Why activity. Click here to open Respect The Past activity.
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Here is some general information and advice that applies to all sections.