Chief Scout’s Gold Award

The Chief Scout’s Gold Award is the highest award in the Scout section, and is earned by completing all 9 Challenge awards plus 6 activity badges. We cover most of the requirements of these in our weekly meetings and on camps and events, however there are some requirements that will need to be covered by Scouts in their own time. These are listed below. When complete, please bring proof (photos, written report, note from a teacher/coach, etc.) to a Scout Leader, who will sign off the requirement in your records. It is recommended that Scouts work through these during their whole time in Scouts, rather than leaving them all until the end!

Scouts can check their progress through the award scheme in My.Scout.

Adventure

All requirements are covered in the Scout programme.

Creative

All requirements are covered in the Scout programme, however if a Scout has a creative hobby this can also count.

Expedition

All requirements are covered in the Scout programme.

Outdoors

All requirements are covered in the Scout programme.

Personal

Scouts are expected to discuss their personal challenge with a leader. Depending on the challenge, it may need to be completed outside of Scouts.

Skills

All of these need to be done outside of Scouts:

  • Regularly take part in physical activities for 4-6 weeks and keep a record showing your improvement.
  • Show an understanding of the importance of a sensible and appropriate diet and the need for sufficient sleep.
  • Be able to explain the dangers and harmful effects of smoking, alcohol and drugs.

Five of these need to be done outside of Scouts:

  • Mend or customise an item of clothing
  • Cook and serve a two-course meal for at least four people
  • Wash up after a meal and dry everything after
  • Wash clothes with a washing machine
  • Iron your uniform shirt
  • Change a ceiling lightbulb
  • Set a heating timer and thermostat according to the time of year
  • Clean a toilet, hob or oven
  • Fix a puncture or a dropped chain on a bike.

Team Leader

All requirements are covered in the Scout programme.

Teamwork

The following requirement needs to be done outside of Scouts:

  • List three examples of when you’ve been in different types of teams, explaining your role.