CrossCountry partner the Cub Scout Personal Safety Activity Badge as part of a strategy to reduce rail crime in the UK. It was launched in July 2017 with a Scouts branded train which travels the length of the country. Let us know if you spot it!

Cubs Personal Safety Activity Badge

CrossCountry have created a fun and educational Cub activity pack enabling Leaders to deliver the first part of the Cubs Personal Safety Badge

As well as a dedicated web platform full of activity ideas, Scouts will be able to connect with their local Rail Community Partner and adopt their town or village train station. There will be opportunities to apply for funding to develop vegetable beds, install access ramps or create murals.

To access the resources and to connect with your local Community Rail Partner, head to their micro-site: 

Alternatively, you can download the rail safety pack here:

Rail safety pack - black & white

Rail safety pack - colour 

Rail safety certificate 

"The Scout Association is a fantastic organisation with a strong membership of more than 450,000 girls and boys across the UK.

I am immensely proud of the efforts of the rail industry and the Scouts working together to raise awareness of safety on our railways.

This is a vital message for young people and one that can, ultimately, save lives. I hope every scout can take the opportunity to gain their Personal Safety badge.” 

- Paul Maynard MP, Minister for Rail, Accessibility and HS2

Competition time!

To celebrate the brand-new CrossCountry Personal Safety Badge Railway Activity Pack, CrossCountry would like to design an attention-grabbing poster to promote rail safety. One winning poster will be chosen by the British Transport Police, Association of Community Rail Partnerships and CrossCountry. The winning pack will receive £500 towards their HQ and the poster will be professionally edited by CrossCountry's design team and will be uploaded onto the CrossCountry Community Hub, which can be accessed by teachers, community groups, and the public, throughout the UK. The poster may also be used at railway stations and public areas in British Transport Police and CrossCountry offices. 

Entries should contain a written message and a colourful picture or design. The poster must be submitted on A4 paper and accompanied with a clear photo of your Cub Pack.

Design entries to be sent to:

XC Scouts Safety Competition, C/O Graphic Ad Design Works, Unit 15, Moorfield Business Park, Moorfield Road, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7BN. 

The competition has now closed. The winner will be notified shortly.  

About CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a train operating company operated by the Arriva Group. It operates many intercity and other long-distance trains in the UK which do not serve Greater London, including the UK's longest direct rail service from Aberdeen to Penzance. 

Find out more about Cross Country