We hope that the information and resources on this page will help you as you undertake your Queen's Badge programme. The important thing is not to leave too much to the last minute. Undoubtedly, those who put more effort into their Queen's Badge gain the most benefit from completing the award. It is not about just doing the minimum to get by. It is your chance to be inventive and creative and that has to be encouraged.
Take sufficient time over the award. I know that many will want to see it completed in the shortest possible time - but experience shows that those who pace the work over a couple of sessions benefit most. You will have many other pressures in your life and your work on the Queen's Badge has to be fitted around your other responsibilities.
Some candidates undertake the Queen's Badge in parallel with the D of E Silver award and the programmes run very much in parallel. If that is possible within your Company then do take the chance.
Lastly, feedback from yourself, your own experiences - successes and failures - could be important for others.
If you are looking for inspiration for your area of community service, visit www.do-it.org.uk where you can find out about local opportunities for volunteering.
Here is some information that you can download: -
Queen's Badge Regulations (25Kb PDF)
The new regulations for Queen's badge.
Queen's Badge Record Book .docx 42Kb
This file has many of the pages of the Queens Badge Record Book which you can type into and print out.
Queen's Badge Record Book - Captains Report .docx 17Kb
The Captains report page from the Queens Badge Record Book.
Photographs and illustrations can greatly enhance your record book. They can convey a message if you find putting things into words more difficult. Occasionally a local authority will not be keen on you taking photographs of certainly community activities - so always seek permission first.
Remember to include supportive articles you have written or that are related to your service and progress.
Where can your Queen's Badge Lead?
Duke of Edinburgh Award - Gold: This is a valuable and much respected award which you can complete up to the age of 25.