Helping members complete their Chief Scout’s Awards, Queen’s Scout Award and Duke of Edinburgh Awards is a main aim of Network. Here is information and resources to help.

Chief Scout’s Awards

Diamond

  • Be a member of Explorer Scouts or the Scout Network or both for at least 12 months. This can include any time counted for the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award
  • Complete 12 nights away as an Explorer Scout or member of the Scout Network, of which eight must be camping. This may include the nights counted for the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award
  • Complete two activities from the International, Environment and Values list. These should be different activities from the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award and not from the same area
  • Hold the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, or complete the four Diamond Challenges, which are:
    1. take up a skill for 3 or 6* months, and show progress and lasting interest. The skill can be an existing interest or something entirely new
    2. take up a physical activity for 3 or 6* months, completing an agreed programme of taking part and achievement
    3. provide service to an individual or the community for 6 months. Briefing and training should be given in order to gain the necessary skills. This many include helping with another section as a Young Leader
    4. undertake a 3 day and 2 night expedition in rural or open country by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy. The expedition should involve careful preparation, training, responsibility and review

*All members should complete 6 months in either the skill or the physical activity.

Members who have not completed the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award must undertake an extra six months in either the service challenge or the longer of the skills or physical recreation challenges.

Queen’s Scout Award

  • Be aged between 16 and 25 years old
  • Be a member of Explorer Scouts or the Scout Network for at least 18 months. This can include time counted towards the Chief Scout’s Platinum or Diamond Awards
  • Complete 18 nights away as an Explorer Scout or the Scout Network, of which 12 must be camping. This may include the nights counted towards the Chief Scout’s Platinum or Diamond Awards
  • Complete two activities from the International, Environmental and Values list. These should be different activities from the Chief Scout’s Platinum and Diamond Awards and not from the same area
  • Hold a Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or complete the five Queen’s Scout Award Challenges, which are:
    1. take up a skill for 6 or 12* months, and show progress and lasting interest. The skill can be an existing interest or something entirely new
    2. take up a physical activity for 6 or 12* months, completing an agreed programme by taking part and achievement
    3. provide service to an individual or the community for 12 months. Briefing and training should be given in order to gain the necessary skills. This may include helping with another section as a Young Leader or adult volunteer
    4. undertake a 4 day and 3 night expedition in open or adventurous country by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy. The expedition should involve careful preparation, training, responsibility and review
    5. undertake a 5 day and 4 night residential project in an unfamiliar environment with people who are not known to you. This project could be environmental work, activity-based, service to others or personal training
  • Make a presentation, to a suitable audience, of your achievements in working towards the Queen’s Scout Award

*All members should complete 12 months in either the skill or the physical activity challenges.

Members who have not completed the Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or the Chief Scout’s Diamond Award must complete an extra 6 months in either the service or the longer of the skills or physical recreation challenges.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

Silver

  • Be aged between 15 and 25 (if you’ve achieved your Bronze Award, your leader may allow you to start a month or two before your 15th birthday)
  • Learn a new or improve an existing skill for 3 or 6* months
  • Participate in a new or improve an existing physical activity for 3 or 6* months
  • Take up or continue voluntary work for 6 months
  • Undertake a 3 day and 2 night expedition in rural or open country by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy. The expedition should involve careful preparation, training, responsibility and review

*All members should complete 6 months in either the skill or the physical activity sections.

Members who have not completed the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award must complete an extra 6 months in either the volunteering or the longer of the skills or physical sections.

Gold

  • Be aged between 16 and 25
  • Learn a new or improve an existing skill for 6 or 12* months
  • Participate in a new or improve an existing physical activity for 6 or 12* months
  • Take up or continue voluntary work for 12 months
  • Undertake a 4 day and 3 night (plus an acclimatisation day) expedition in wild country by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy. The expedition should involve careful preparation, training, responsibility and review
  • Undertake a 5 day and 4 night residential project in an unfamiliar environment with people who are not known to you. This project could be environmental work, activity-based, service to others or personal training

*All members should complete 12 months in either the skill or the physical activity sections.

Members who have not completed the Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award must complete an extra 6 months in either the volunteering or the longer of the skills or physical sections.