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The Thistle Awards provide a focus on Scotland, it’s people, and culture, whilst being fun and challenging for young people. From visiting local landmarks and learning a phrase in Gaelic, to designing tartan and cooking a traditional Burns Supper over a campfire, these awards offer a uniquely Scottish experience.

The Awards are progressive through the sections and available for Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts. The award can be run alongside challenge and activity badges.

I really enjoyed doing the traditional Scottish games. I think the horseshoe toss was my favourite as I won that in my group.

Scarlet, Cub, 10 years old

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