The Chief Scout’s Awards are the highest award available in each of the sections; Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, and Scout Network.

The Chief Scouts Bronze Award (Beaver Scouts)Chief Scout's Bronze Award

Is gained by completing the following sectional challenges:

  • My World Challenge Award
  • My Skills Challenge Award
  • My Outdoors Challenge Award
  • My Adventure Challenge Award
  • Teamwork Challenge Award
  • Personal Challenge Award

And:

  • Earning any four activity badges or staged activity badges

If a Beaver Scout has not quite completed the requirements for the Chief Scout’s Bronze Award when they move on to the Cub Scout Pack, they may complete them in their first term in the Cub Scout Pack.

When the Beaver Scout becomes a Cub Scout, they can wear their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award on their uniform until they earn their Chief Scout’s Silver Award.

The Chief Scout’s Silver Award (Cub Scouts)Chief Scout's Silver Award

Is gained by completing the following sectional challenges:

  • Our World Challenge Award
  • Our Skills Challenge Award
  • Our Outdoors Challenge Award
  • Our Adventure Challenge Award
  • Teamwork Challenge Award
  • Team Leader Challenge Award
  • Personal Challenge Award

And:

  • Earning any six activity or staged activity badges of their choice

If a Cub Scout has not quite completed the requirements for the Chief Scout’s Silver Award when they move on to the Scout Troop, they may complete them in their first term in the Scout Troop.

When the Cub Scout becomes a Scout, they can wear their Chief Scout’s Silver Award on their uniform until they earn their Chief Scout’s Gold Award.

The Chief Scout’s Gold Award (Scouts)Chief Scout's Gold Award

Is gained by completing:

  • World Challenge Award
  • Skills Challenge Award
  • Creative Challenge Award
  • Outdoors Challenge Award
  • Adventure Challenge Award
  • Expedition Challenge Award
  • Teamwork Challenge Award
  • Team Leader Challenge Award
  • Personal Challenge Award

And:

  • Earning any six activity or staged activity badges of their choice

If a Scout has not quite completed the requirements for the Chief Scout’s Gold Award before they move on to the Explorer Scout Unit, they may complete it in their first term in the Explorer Scout Unit.

Chief Scouts Platinum Award (Explorer Scouts)Chief Scout's Diamond Award

To gain this award the following requirements must be completed:

  • Be a member of Explorer Scouts for at least six months.
  • Complete six nights away as an Explorer Scout of which four must be camping.
  • Complete two activities from the International, Environment and Values list. The two activities should come from different areas.
  • Hold the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, or complete the four Platinum Scout Challenges, which are:
    • take up a skill for three months, and show progress and lasting interest. The skill can be an existing interest or something entirely new
    • take up a physical activity for three months, completing an agreed programme of taking part and achievement
    • provide service to an individual or the community for three months. Briefing and training should be given in order to gain the necessary skills. This can include helping with another section as a Young Leader
    • complete a two day and one night expedition in rural country by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy. The expedition should involve careful preparation, training, responsibility and review
  • Members must undertake an extra three months in any of the skills, physical recreation or service challenges.

 

Chief Scout’s Diamond Award (Explorer Scouts/Scout Network)Chief Scout's Diamond Award

The Chief Scout’s Diamond Award is the highest of the Chief Scout’s Awards, and the final step before the Queen’s Scout Award. To gain the Chief Scout’s Diamond Award, members must complete the following:

  • 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 list of International, Environment and Values activities. 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:
    • take up a skill for three or six months, and show progress and lasting interest. The skill can be an existing interest or something entirely new.
    • take up a physical activity for three or six months, completing an agreed programme of taking part and achievement.
    • provide service to an individual or the community for six 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.
    • complete a three day and two 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 six months in either the physical activity or the skill.

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 Challenge.