The six National Outdoor Badges recognize a Boy Scout, Sea Scout, or Venturer who demonstrates both knowledge and experience in camping, hiking, aquatics, riding, conservation, and adventure. Scouts earning the National Outdoor Badges have demonstrated that they are knowledgeable, safe, and comfortable in the outdoor activity covered by the badge.
When the first badge is earned, the scout receives the center patch and earned segment. Additional segments are added as the badges are earned.
The patch scheme is considered a temporary patch, so it can be displayed centered on the right pocket, or on a jacket, blanket, or other patch display.
These awards replace the individual National Camping award.