Scouting Badge Courses

The Team’s Scouting Badge Courses for caving are primarily for Scouts  and Explorers. There are two basic courses:

The Scout Caver Badge Course is for Scouts aged 12 or over (or who have had previous caving experience) and also for Explorers who haven’t already done this course. The Explorer Scout Caver Badge Course is for both Scouts and Explorers who already hold the Scout Caver Badge. The two courses are referred to as C1 and C2 respectively. Both courses take place in Somerset on the same weekend.


Each course provides the following:

  • Transport from Essex to Somerset and back for the caving weekend.
  • Accommodation in Somerset for the caving weekend.
  • Food for the caving weekend – 2 cooked breakfasts, 2 packed lunches and 1 evening meal.
  • Cave access fees.
  • Use of specialist caving equipment.
  • Qualified and experienced Instructors and Assistant Instructors whilst underground – one of each to a maximum of 5 candidates.
  • A Badge and Certificate for those who complete the course.

The cost of both the Scout Caver Badge Course and the Explorer Caver Badge Course is £85.

You do not need to be accompanied by one of your leaders to attend these course – we’ll train you, take you caving and bring you back again.

For full details and Booking Application Pack please click here

Essex County Scout Caving Team