Award Scheme

The Scout Section Award Scheme includes a number of components:

  • Scoutcraft Badge – facilitates entry into the Scout Troop and teaches or reinforces basic Scout skills.
  • Target Badges – eight targets (campcraft, citizenship, air activities, construction, environment, water safety, emergencies or water activities) that provide the main source of program material and aim to encourage participation and develop basic skills.
  • Proficiency Badges
  • Patrol Activity Badges
  • Cords – there are three cords which can be achieved on the progress towards the top Scout award.
  • The Scout Leadership Course - designed to provide suitable leadership skills for Scouts with a practical hands-on approach.
  • The Leadership Activity – allows a Scout to demonstrate significant personal development and an active leadership role.
  • The Australian Scout Medallion - the ultimate Scout award.

Pioneer Cord

The first step towards gaining the Australian Scout Medallion is to achieve a Pioneer Cord. To gain a Pioneer Cord a Scout needs to complete the Pioneer Badge, two Proficiency Badges and one Patrol Activity Badge.

Explorer Cord

To gain an Explorer Cord a Scout needs to complete the Explorer Badge, two more Proficiency Badges, and one more Patrol Activity Badge.

Adventurer Cord

To gain an Adventurer Cord a Scout needs to complete the Adventurer Badge, another two Proficiency Badges and another Patrol Activity Badge.

The Australian Scout Medallion

Introduced in 2003 to provide an additional challenge for the top Scouts, the Australian Scout Medallion combines a number of key learning elements into one project, from the initial planning right through to the final self assessment.

To be eligible for this prestigious award, a Scout must have attended a Scout Leadership Course and achieved the Adventurer Cord.

Some examples of previous projects include the organisation of Cub Pack holidays, coordinating a Clean Up Australia Day site, and fundraising to purchase new equipment.

More information

Contact our membership hotline on 1800 SCOUTS (1800 726 887) or  [email protected] about the Scout Award Scheme.

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