Our badges and awards allow Scouts to try new things, find new interests, and demonstrate their progress. They are awarded when a young person has completed a challenging, yet achievable, set of requirements.
There are lots of badges and awards to be achieved, including some Scottish specific badges.
If you're looking for activities and badges you can do safely at home, check out our Scouting at home page.
The thing that I’ve enjoyed the most is making loads of new friends from around the world and getting to do different activities that I wouldn’t get to do normally
Gemma, Explorer Scout, 16
What you'll learn:
- Social skills
- Self confidence
- Team work
Top Level Awards
Within each of our sections Scouts are encouraged to achieve a top level award appropriate for their age group.
Chief Scout’s Bronze
Chief Scout’s Silver
Chief Scout’s Gold
Chief Scout’s Platinum
Queen's Scout Award
The Queen’s Scout Award is available for Explorer Scouts over the age of 16 and Scout Network. It is the ultimate Top Award for all youth members to achieve by the time they reach the age of 25. All recipients receive a special invitation to Windsor Castle to take part in celebrations and meet a representative of Her Majesty the Queen.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
A voluntary, non-competitive award where young people create their own DofE programme by choosing volunteering, physical and skills activities, going on an expedition, and – for the Gold award – taking part in a residential activity.
The Explorer Belt is a challenge of a lifetime. It offers the 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. It is an experience and an achievement that you will remember for the rest of your life.