Rover Scouts can use the ASSES to complete the World Scout Environmental Badge while making progress in their Rover Challenge. Completing the Badge is intended to last for the duration of an average programme cycle; for Rover Scouts this should be about 7 meetings and 2 weekend activities.
Each of the sections of the Badge can be linked to the ASSES, for example:
- Environmental: Explore systems of clean water and clean air (eg examining water in different sites, such as a river, lake, beach).
- Adventure: Explore a natural habitats (eg examining a habitat, such as a forest, marshland, or an upland area).
- Environmental: Learn about environmentally harmful substances (waste disposal and recycling practices).
- Character: Commit to following environmentally positive practices (Leave No Trace, personal responsibilities etc).
- Social: Learn about natural disasters and their effects (look at recent natural disasters, NGO responses, and responses to local incidents).
- Service: Organise an environmental project (Environmental Special Interest Badge) with a planning/preparation meeting, a weekend long project, and a review & celebration meeting.
Sections 1 to 5 are the exploration and reflect stage, and should involve 5 meetings and a weekend activity which explores the themes in a practical way.