The Badge System

Badges can be earned both independently and as a group.  Please download and review the Badge Book to learn more about each badge and how your child will progress through the program.  Our chapter uses badge buttons that can be pinned to various types of garments or bags and transferred easily as the child grows.  If you prefer traditional badges that are sewn on, you can purchase them on our parent organization's web store.  Navigators have the freedom to display their badges as they see fit: vest, sash, backpack, messenger bag, or whatever creative method they come up with.

Please click below to download and review the Navigators USA Badge Book.  If there is a badge that your child would like to earn independently, please discuss it with a chapter leader.  In most cases, you can simply document the activity with pictures or video and do a small presentation (show and tell) at the next meeting.

Navigators USA Badge Book (pdf)


Badges cont.

Mind Badges


  • Arts & Crafts
  • Coding
  • Cooking
  • Engineering
  • Games
  • Hobbies
  • Knots
  • Map & Compass
  • Math
  • Media Communication
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography & Videography
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Survival
  • Technology & Design
  • Mind Mastery

Body Badges


  • Adventure Sports
  • Archery
  • Boating
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • First Aid
  • Hiking
  • Paddle Sports
  • Summer Sports
  • Swimming
  • Wellness & Nutrition
  • White Water
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Winter Sports
  • Yoga
  • Body Mastery

Planet Badges


  • Campcraft
  • Camping
  • Conservation
  • Discovery
  • Fishing
  • Gardening
  • Geocache & Orienteering
  • Pets
  • Recycling
  • Water Conservation
  • Water Safety
  • Weather
  • Planet Mastery

Freedom Badges


  • Communication
  • Diversity
  • Flight & Space
  • Heritage
  • Leadership
  • Navigators Around the World
  • Safety
  • Search & Rescue
  • Service Learning
  • Social Justice
  • Freedom Mastery