Gain Scout Awards at the same time

Double the recognition 

As a member of The Scout Association you can participate in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award as well as Scouting Awards. This is done through being a member of an Explorer Scout Unit or the Scout Network.  The Chief Scout's Platinum Award, the Chief Scout's Diamond Award and the Queen's Scout Award have similar requirements to the D of E Bronze, Silver and Gold awards (respectively).

badge bronzeBRONZE AWARD (14 + YEARS)

Service

Skills

Physical Recreation

Expeditions

3 months

3 months

3 months

Plan, prepare for and undertake a 2 day, 1 night venture

All Participants must undertake a further 3 months in either the Service, Skill or Physical Recreation Sections.

Chief Scout's Platinum Award (14+ years)

Chief Scouts Platinum Award

In addition to the above your need to complete the following:

  • Be a member of Explorer Scouts / Scout Network for at least 6 months.
  • Complete 6 nights away, four of which must be camping.
  • Complete 2 activities as an Explorer Scout / Scout Network member from the lists available from the national website (each should be from a different list).

badge silverSILVER AWARD (15 + YEARS)

Service

Skills

Physical Recreation

Expeditions

6 months

One Section for 6 months and the other Section for 3 months

Plan, prepare for and undertake a 3 day, 2 night venture

Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Service or the longer of the Skill or Physical Recreation Sections.

Chief Scout's Diamond Award (15+ years)

Chief Scouts Diamond Award

In addition to the above your need to complete the following:

  • Be a member of Explorer Scouts / Scout Network for at least 12 months (this can include time spent working on the Chief Scout's Platinum Award).
  • Complete 12 nights away, eight of which must be camping (this can include nights away counted for the Chief Scout's Platinum Award).
  • Complete 2 activities as an Explorer Scout / Scout Network member from the lists available on the national website (each should be from a different list and not the same activities as those undertaken for the Chief Scout's Platinum Award).

badge goldGOLD AWARD (16 + YEARS)

Service

Skills

Physical Recreation

Expeditions

Residential

12 months

One Section for 12 months and the other Section for 6 months

Plan, prepare for and undertake a 4 day, 3 night venture

Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights

Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Service, Skill or Physical Recreation Sections.

Queen's Scout Award (16+ years)

Activities (including the membership requirement) can count towards the award from the date of registration and back dated up to a maximum of 3 months (but not before your 16th birthday). You must REGISTER HERE before you start your Queens Scout Award. 

Queen's Scout Award

In addition to the above your need to complete the following:

  • Be a member of Explorer Scouts / Scout Network for at least 18 months (this can include time spent working on the Chief Scout's Platinum and Diamond Awards).
  • Complete 18 nights away, twelve of which must be camping.
  • Complete 6 activities as an Explorer Scout / Scout Network member from the lists available on the national website If you have the Chief Scout's Platinum Award you should complete four further activities, and if you have the Chief Scout's Diamond Award you should complete another two. These should be different from the ones already completed for the other awards.'

On completion of the above a presentation should be made to a suitable audience, this should demonstrate your achievements so far in working towards the Queen's Scout Award.  You have until your 25th birthday to complete any of the Awards, but it takes: at least 6 months at Bronze, at least 12 months at Silver and at least 18 months at Gold for direct entrants. For more information about the Queen's Scout Award please contact Steve Waggett

WHY DO BOTH?

Why not? By registering for the D of E and Scouting Awards you can gain twice the recognition for the efforts you put in. Both Scouting and D of E awards are recognised by employers, colleges and universities.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I MOVE FROM EXPLORERS TO NETWORK?

As far as the D of E is concerned, just keep working towards it. The person who supports you through the Award may change but what you need to do is the same.