The Royal Three Counties Show Occasional Badge 2017

Royal Three Counties Show 16th to 18th June 2017

After the success of the Royal Three Counties Show occasional badge in 2016, the Three Counties Agricultural Society and Hereford & Worcester Scouts are very pleased that the initiative will return for 2017. The Royal Three Counties Show will run on the 16-18th June 2017 at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern. The opportunity is available for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts, as well as being open to the Girl Guiding Community. Participation in the free badge includes pre-booked free admission to the show, with a discounted ticket available to parents/guardians  Note: numbers are limited to 400 Scouting Members or a first come basis and includes Explorers.

The aim of this badge (which can be worn on uniforms for up to 12 months from the show) is to celebrate and learn what the countryside has to offer to people of all ages and backgrounds. To this end, the badge can be gained by:

  • Attending The Royal Three Counties Show one day between the 16th and 18th June 2016. Admission is free providing you pre-book.
  • Going to a number of events/stands/areas while at the show as per the badge criteria.
  • Reporting back on some of what you have learnt and seen at the show as per the badge criteria.

Further details of The Royal Three Counties Show can be found on their website at link: https://www.royalthreecounties.co.uk . This includes lots of information about the show.

To download as PDF or Word documents, below you'll find: 

  • The criteria for the badge for each section (Explorers will be the same as Scouts).
  • A simple worksheet (one per young person is needed) to sign off the criteria for the badge.

The Occasional Badges will be available for Leaders pre-booked to pick up at the show from the Showground Office - to be presented to young people at a normal section meeting after the remainder of the badge has been completed. A representative from the Three Counties Agricultural Society would also like to come along to some of these badge presentations to award some certificates and take some photographs. If you are willing to be considered for this, please let showsupport@threecounties.co.uk know when you pre-book your tickets.

Typically we expect Colonies, Packs, Troops & Explorer Units to attend as a unit; with one overall Leader and one more Leader per 6 Beavers, 8 Cubs or 12 Scouts (as per POR). These Leaders (including Young Leaders) in uniform will be offered free pre-booked tickets to the show. In addition, one parent per child will be offered a discounted pre-booked ticket at £15.00 to enter the show. The showground offers free parking to all that attend (with special parking for mini-bus and similar transport). All tickets applications should be submitted by the Beaver/Cub/Scout/Explorer Leader and sent in one transaction to Tessa Warby at  showsupport@threecounties.co.uk or alternatively sent by post to Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW. Applications must be received by 1st June 2017 and you will need to provide a mobile contact number for emergencies during your attendance. For more information please contact Tessa Warby atshowsupport@threecounties.co.uk .

The Three Counties Showground in Malvern (postcode WR13 6NW) is a large, safe site and well sign posted from motorways and main roads in the area. However the roads are likely to be busy on show days - so please allow plenty of time to get the showground. The showground includes a lost children and items stand (in case of problems) and has plenty of toilet and refreshment facilities. When you pre-book your tickets you'll also be provided with details of a meeting point.

We hope that you'll consider taking your Beaver Colony, Cub Pack, Scout Troop or Explorer Unit to this unique event and get your young people to gain this Occasional Badge!