Victorinox Survival Skills Badge

Swiss Army Knives are synonymous with Scouting, a central part of every Scout’s experience of the outdoors.

Together Victorinox and The Scout Association share a commitment to ensure that young people have the information and guidance available to be able to use, maintain and care for a Swiss Army Knife, ensuring all Scouts will have the opportunity to learn responsible ownership of this outdoors kit.

Victorinox are thrilled to partner with us on the Scout Survival Skills badge, supporting a range of activities to help leaders deliver this area of the programme safely.

We hope the partnership will inspire every Scout to develop their outdoor survival skills.

Survival Skills Activity Packs

A new series of resources have been developed with Victorinox and Scout Leader bushcraft experts. It aims to give Scouts all the information and guidance they need when working towards their Scout Survival Skills badge, including knife safety, how to build a fire and shelter from natural resources, administering emergency first aid and signalling for assistance in a survival situation.

Two resource packs will be launched each month from March to June, covering 8 key topics.

 Survival Skill  Downloadable Pack
 Knife Safety  Knife Safety Resource

Knife Safety Activities

 Shelter Building  Shelter Building Resource and Activities
 Building a Fire  Building a Fire Resource and Activities
 Distress Signals  Distress Signals Resource and Activities
 Survival Kit  Survival Kit Resource and Activities
 Hygiene  Hygiene Resource and Activities
 First Aid  First Aid Resource and Activities
 Camp Cooking  Cooking Resource and activity pack

Additional leaders notes on knife safety are available in the members area.

Competition! Create a new tool and WIN a set of 10 Swiss Army Knives for your section.

Download the entry form and invent a Swiss Army Knife tool to win a set of Swiss Army Knives to help your section achieve the Scout Survival Skills Activity Badge. Terms and Condition apply.

Entry Form

Scan and email your entries to or send to:
Corporate Partnerships Team (Victorinox Competition)
The Scout Association, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London E4 7QW
Closing date 31st October 2015.

Terms and conditions.
One entry per person. Winning prize will be sent to section leader who must be over 18. Please supply leader contact email. Section correspondance address should be supplied for postage. Competition is only open to Scout, Explorer and Network members.

Making chopsticks with Victorinox

Making chopsticks is a fun way to ensure you’re never without utensils on camp. Try this sample activity to help safely develop your wood whittling skills.


About Victorinox

Founded in 1884 Victorinox, maker of the original Swiss Army Knife is a global brand and now sold in 120 countries. This iconic tool is essential kit for millions of adventurers and pioneers the world over. During 2014 Victorinox celebrates its 130th year, and has joined the Scouts Association as a partner for your Survival Badge.

Alongside manufacturing the Swiss Army Knife, the brand is famous for its ‘chef’s favourite’ Kitchen Knives and has a product range which spans Swiss made Timepieces, Travel Gear, Fashion and Fragrances. Each product is an expression of Swiss quality and Swiss pioneering spirit.