Scouts Scouts on the Moon

Celebrating the moon landing’s 50th anniversary with a unique badge set for the Scouts

We created a set of three badges for the Scouts inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, both of whom were Scouts, were the first humans to walk on the surface on our closest celestial neighbour as part of the Apollo 11 mission. Eleven of the 12 people that have moon-walked were Scouts as children.

The concept for the Scouts on The Moon badges was to celebrate the anniversary as well as the connection with astronaut Tim Peake, who is a Scouts ambassador. Initially, the plan was to award the Scout groups that collectively walked a certain distance with the badge, but the idea was so popular that the association decided to create three commemorative badges that could be gifted and bought through the Scout Store.