The Scout Association’s Top Awards for 14 – 25 year olds are made up of 4 awards as well as the Young Leaders’ Scheme which is the fifth award we cover. To find out more about each award, click on them.
The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award is an external award that can be done through scouting and involves many different aspects ranging from Volunteering to Expeditions. It is an unmissable opportunity to take part in activities that, perhaps, you might not have done. Similar to the QSA it provides you with an incredible set of skills highly sought after by employers as well as being an enjoyable experience. To find out more, click here.
The Queen’s Scout Award is the highest attainable youth award and consists of many parts. These include gaining your Gold DofE (or complete the five QSA challenges) and completing several activities from the ICV list. It is a great experience and something that is only completed by a few amount of people. It will help you to develop skills that are highly sought after in the professional world. To find out more, click here.
The Explorer Belt is a challenge of a lifetime. It is a chance to take part in a ten day expedition that brings you a real understanding of a different country, its culture and way of life. You will develop this understanding by travelling through your chosen country, working as part of a small team to complete a series of projects and most importantly by meeting local people. It is an experience and an achievement that you will remember for the rest of your life. To find out more, click here.
Scouts of the World Award (SOWA) is a Scout Network only award that gives Scout Network members the chance to undertake a project of their choice within the themes of Peace, Environment and Sustainability and take action on their chosen issue. Through your Scouts of the World Award journey, you’ll develop skills and knowledge that will empower you to undertake a project that will make a sustainable impact on your local, national or international community, while developing your personal skills. To find out more, click here.
The Young Leaders’ Scheme is just one of the exciting programme elements in the Explorer Scout section. All leaders in the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Section who are between the ages of 14 and 18 must be members of an Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Unit. They are Explorer Scouts who choose to devote a large proportion of their time in Scouting to service in another section. To find out more, click here.