|Baden-Powell Scout Award|
The Baden Powell Scout Award is the highest award that a Youth Member in scouting may achieve. It is designed to to broaden a candidate's interest and knowledge of Rovers and Scouting. The award scheme is based on the aims of Scouting (Physical, Spiritual, Social, Intellectual, Emotional Development) and allows for freedom, friendship, unique challenges and the satisfaction of a job well done. The structure of the award, aims to challenge your personal best and to help you grow as a person, while living up to the scouting ideals.
The new award scheme came into effect from 1 January 2014 with an official launch at WAM '19th Australian Rover Moot' in Perth. The launch included information sessions as part of the onsite activities at WAM.
Like the award schemes of the other sections, the new Rover Scout Award Scheme is made up of two awards – the St George Award and the Baden-Powell Scout Award. A Rover must complete the St George Award to be able to obtain the Baden-Powell Scout Award but does not have to complete both awards.
The St George Award is earned on the completion of four progress badges- Squire Training, Rover Skills, Service and Physical. Once the St George Award has been completed, a Rover can then go on further and obtain their Baden-Powell Scout Award by earning the two project badges – Personal Growth and Community Development.
The completed badge design will be worn on the left sleeve with the St George and the Baden-Powell Scout Award worn on the right sleeve. The Baden Powell Scout Award badge design will keep its current design. The team worked hard to ensure that all Scouting retail outlets would stock the new badges by January 2014. The badges for the current award scheme will stay in stock until 31st December 2015 and after that date the existing award scheme will be completely phased out.
The Baden Powell Scout Award is not for everyone, in fact in its history, just over 400 rovers have received this honour. If you do not wish to attempt the BPSA, it will not affect your time as a Rover. There are other challenges in Rovers which you may find more exciting or promising.
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