What does Archaeology offer
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. Below are details showing each sectional badge requirements, together with links to suggested resource books and activity sheets. Each resource book contains everything you need to run the badge for that section.
Archaeology Badge Requirements
Here is the list of requirements you must complete to obtain this badge. Requirements are also available as a downloadable PDF.
Click here to open the PDF of badge requirements.
|Section||Requirements||Resource Book||Supporting Documents|
||Click here for information on what we offer.||
Click here for information relating to excavations.
||Click here for the Squirrel workbook.||Click here to open pennant colouring activity.
Click here to open colouring sheet.
||Click here for the Beaver workbook.||Click here to open Hunter Gatherer activity.
Click here to open Archaeology Jigsaw activity.
Click here to open Time Traveller activity.
||Click here for the Cub workbook.||Click here to open Soap Age Tools activity.
Click here to open the Time Trowel activity.
Click here to open Archaeology Relay Race activity.
Click here to open Time Trowel Blazers information sheet.
||Click here for the Scout workbook.||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.
||Click here for the Explorer workbook.||Click here to open Piece It Together activity.|
||Click here for the Network workbook.||Click here to open the Diggers Debate activity.|
Location and Costs for Archaeology
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.
Contact and frequently asked questions
|How do I contact the Archaeology SASU to ask them any questions or ask how I can get involved?||Click Archaeology Team to contact the Archaeology SASU|
|I've got a technical question about Archaeology, who should I contact for advice and support?||Click Archaeology Team to contact the County Archaeology advisor. They will be able to help you with any technical or Scouting related questions.|
|What happens once the young person completes the badge?||Please get in contact with the Archaeology team to order your badges and certificates.|
|Where can I find out the current fact sheets and Scouting policies, relating to Archaeology?||Scouting UK does not currently publish any information relating to this activity. All Scouting policies, safety, risk assessments must be applied when you undertake this activity.
All information has been provided by Derbyshire Scouting members and is fully intended to help Leaders arrange Archaeology related activities.
Alternatively click here for the full list of Activities that Scouting UK publishes information on.
|Where can I find out more about Archaeology?||
There are a number of UK organisation that can help. They are:
Events Archaeology Team supports
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.
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