Updated 25 December 2021
The Total Defence Badge Programme aims to promote awareness of, and participation in, Total Defence among secondary school students in uniformed groups.
Using a series of fun, hands-on activities, we hope to help pupils internalize the Total Defence message, as well as increase their commitment to the defence of Singapore.
From 2018, the Total Defence (TD) Programme for Uniformed Groups (UGs) is refreshed to create more opportunities for secondary school UG cadets to participate in and lead TD-related activities within their UG, schools, and/or communities.
It will use the Appreciation, Application, and Advocacy model, with lessons designed to help cadets to gain a deeper appreciation of TD, put TD into action, and be advocates for TD as they earn the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Badges.
The refreshed 2018 edition of the programme will put greater emphasis on the changing nature of threats and challenges facing Singapore today. It also has a more flexible curriculum and will incorporate activities like the ''Guardians of the City'' TD strategy card game to create a more meaningful and immersive experience for UG cadets.
Attend and successfully complete all 3 Total Defence Badge Modules (Gold, Silver & Bronze). The duration for each module is defined as follows:
Total Defence Bronze - For Secondary 1 cadets & newly recruited cadets from other levels (if any). To be completed latest by the end of the year.
Total Defence Silver - Recommended Level: Secondary 2 or three (3) months after the Bronze lesson
Total Defence Gold - Recommended Level: Secondary 3 or three (3) months after Silver Lesson