Scout Award & Badges

The Outdoor Challenge

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The Scout should take part in a residential experience preferably camping for at least two nights during the event they should take part in as many of the following

  • 1 Help to pitch and strike a tent
  • 2 Light a fire and cook one meal
  • 3 Set up a stove and cook a meal
  • 4 Demonstrate personal hygiene
  • 5 Keep personal belongings neat and tidy within the accommodation
  • 6 Maintain a neat and orderly site
  • 7 Take part in a wide game
  • 8 Take part in a camp fire
  • 9 Build a simple pioneering project
  • 10 Build a useful camp gadget
  • 11 Take part in a two hour activity
  • 12 Provide a two hour service on site

The Outdoor challenge Plus

  • 1 Hold the outdoor challenge
  • 2 Have spent eight nights away (4 must be camping)
  • 3 Take part in a further two nights away which should take in as many as possible of the following
  • 4 Lead a group of Scouts in setting up a camp-site
  • 5 Plan a balanced menu for a short camp
  • 6 Show how to use an axe and a saw
  • 7 Lead the cooking of a meal
  • 8 Show the knowledge of the safety precautions for the correct use of stoves and lamps
  • 9 Cook a backwoods meal with your group

The Creativity Challenge

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To achieve this award you must complete activities from three of the following six areas

Area One: Performing

Take part in an entertainment in front of an audience

Area Two: Craft

Have a go at some creative craft

Area Three: Promotions

Promote local scouts

Area Four:  Problem solving

Take part in activities requiring a number of problem solving skills

Area Five:  Construction

Make something using a construction kit

Area Six:  Worship

Take a part in preparing and participating in an act of worship or Scouts own

The Global Challenge

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To achieve this award complete these two sections

Area One:  Make International contact

1 Make contact with scouts outside the United Kingdom

Area Two: International Issues

Any two of the following

  • 1 Trade
  • 2 Health
  • 3 Water and sanitation
  • 4 Environment
  • 5 Refugees
  • 6 Intolerance
  • 7 Homelessness
  • 8 Poverty
  • 9 Animal welfare
  • 10 Conservation

Complete a series of activities to help you understand the issues involved

Take some action as a result

Compare how the issues affect the U K and countries overseas

The Community Challenge

community

To achieve this award you need to complete two areas. Examples are provided below but other activities can also be included

Area one:  Exploring the Local Community

Explore one aspect of how the local community works and is organised to benefit its members. The project should include some initial fact-finding, a visit to or from a community facility or group and some of report back
For example a visit to see the working of a theatre, Tourist attraction Railway station, airport, Local industry, local groups and interest Groups

Area Two:  Community Service

Take a part in some form of local community service at least six hours
For example running a fund raising stall, delivering leaflets, helping with activities with younger children

The Fitness Challenge

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To complete the Fitness Challenge you need to chose a physical challenge which you have either not attempted before, or which builds on a earlier achievement. The challenge should be agreed with the leader.

The challenge can be anything from an athletic event, a charity swim, a long distant cycle ride or a long hike.

To complete this challenge the scout will need to

  • 1 Spend between four and six weeks preparing for this event, through an agreed exercise program
  • 2 Show during this time an understanding of the importance of a sensible diet and the need for sufficient sleep
  • 3 Keep a record of your progress
  • 4 Be able to explain the dangers and harmful effect of smoking, alcohol and drugs

The Athletics Proficiency Badge

  • 1. Demonstrate to the examiner an appropriate warm up routine that involves gentle stretching and loosening exercises, using all the main muscle groups. The warm up should last between 5 &10 min.
  • After the session demonstrate an appropriate warm down.
  • 2. Discuss with the examiner the safety rules associated with athletics, particularly the throwing and jumping events.
  • 3. Complete any three track & field events, which must include both track and field, and gain points (see your leader) to pass this section.
Age
Points
11
9
12
10.5
13
12
14
13.5
15
16

The Adventure Challenge

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To earn this Challenge you should take part in three activities each on a separate occasion.

Examples of suitable activities:

The three activities can be taken out of the same group

Area One:  General

  • 1 Climbing
  • 2 Hill walking
  • 3 Hiking
  • 4 Spend a day exploring a town you don’t know
  • 5 Orienteering
  • 6 Plan a trip in public transport 40 kilometres
  • 7 Caving or potholing
  • 8 Pony trekking or horse riding
  • 9 Cycling

Area Two:  Water

  • 1 Sailing
  • 2 Water skiing
  • 3 Dragon boat
  • 4 Sub aqua
  • 5 Rafting
  • 6 Canoeing
  • 7 Surfing
  • 8 Bell boating
  • 9 Canal boating
  • 10 Pulling

Area Three:  Air

  • 1 Gliding
  • 2 Hovercrafts
  • 3 Ballooning
  • 4 Kiting

The Gold Chief Scouts Award

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You must pass the Outdoor challenge and any other four challenges plus a personal challenge.

Membership Award

membership

The following requirements will need to be completed

  • 1 Know about the troop
  • 2 Get to know other leaders and members of your group
  • 3 Find out about the ceremonies in your troop
  • 4 Find out about the activities you troop runs
  • 5 Know and understand the law and promise
  • 6 Know and understand the Scout motto, sign, salute and handshake
  • 7 Show an understanding of the history of Scouting
  • 8 Know what to do at an investiture

 

 

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