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The Queen's Badge - The Highest Award in The Boys' Brigade

Queen's Badge

The Queen's Badge is the highest award that may be gained by a member of The Boys' Brigade. It's a real opportunity; it aims to challenge and equip the individual, provide new opportunities and expand horizons while remaining accessible to young people of all abilities.

A young person wishing to work towards their Queen's Badge must first have completed their President's Badge. The Queen's Badge offers the chance to engage with the local community, take on responsibility, set personal goals, build self confidence and experience a sense of achievement.

What are the requirements?

In order to achieve the Queen's Badge a young person must complete the following activities:

  • Hold the President's Badge
  • Attend a Candidate's Meeting
  • Participate in skills-based training
  • Take responsibility within the BB or Church
  • Provide voluntary service or support to others outside the BB or Church
  • Develop Interests (Skills, Physical, Expedition)
  • Participate in a Completion Residential
  • Record Activity

Queen's Badge Record Book

What is the Queen's Badge Record Book?

The Queen's Badge Record Book is essential to get going on working towards the Queen's Badge. Upon completion of the President's Badge the Queen's Badge can be started and a Record Book will be sent out, which will . . .

  • advise on what needs to be done
  • give practical advice and guidance on how to do it
  • help to record what is acheived

What support is available?

There are several people who will play a role in supporting young people working towards their Queen's Badge. These include a Company Mentor (an individual leader in the Company who is there to support and encourage on a weekly basis), a Queen's Badge Advisor (someone from the Battalion/District who will help you plan and review your work - these people have a great deal of experience!), and Assessors (these are people responsible for supervising your progress and reporting on acheivement in each section of the award).

Queen's Badge Courses

This is the highest award a young man can gain in Boys' Brigade. Boys must have their President's Badge to start the Queen's Badge course. Courses can book up quickly so applicants are advised to book early. Dates for virtual courses in 2021.

Course Date Venue
Virtual Skills for Queen's Badge Fri 5th Mar 2021 via Zoom
Virutal Skills for Queen's Badge Fri 30th April 2021 via Zoom
Virtual Queen's Badge Completion Fri 19th Feb 2021 via Zoom
Virtual Queen's Badge Completion Fri 19th Mar 2021 via Zoom
Queen's Badge Celebration TBC TBC

Registration Forms are available at NI Forms & Downloads.


The following documents will help Candidates, Mentors and Advisors with the Queen's Badge:

Queen's Badge Record Book (PDF - Savable Version)

This PDF version of the Queen's Badge Record Book can be used to enable candidates to complete their record books electronically and print off pages as required to replace pages in their Record Book. You should use the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to ensure full functionality. Those using this version MUST have first purchased a Queen's Badge Record Book in a folder from Regional Headquarters.
Download Queen's Badge Record Book (Revised December 2011).

Queen's Badge Advisor & Mentor Guide (PDF)

Guidance for Queen's Badge Advisor's and Company Mentor's on how to support young people working towards their Queen's Badge.
Download Queen's Badge Advisor & Mentor Guide.

Queen's Badge Course Booking Forms

Registration Forms are available at NI Forms & Downloads.

Queen's Badge at Home - guidance

Queen's Badge Presentation 2018

Online Brigade Manager

Click here for Your Company Database


Newport Conference and Residential Centre

NI Pages

Index of Northern Ireland pages

NI Downloads

Forms & Resources available from Northern Ireland Headquarters


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