Reach your

full potential

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.

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
  • Independence
  • Team work
  • Resilience
  • Determination

Scottish Awards


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Scottish Awards


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Scottish Awards

Rights Challenge Badge

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Top Level Awards

Within each of our sections Scouts are encouraged to achieve a top level award appropriate for their age group.

Scouts 10.5 – 14 yrs

Chief Scout’s Gold
Explorers 14-18 yrs

Chief Scout’s Platinum
Explorers & Network 15-24 yrs

Chief Scout’s Diamond Award

King's Scout Award

The King’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.

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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.

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Explorer Belt

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.

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