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Explorer Awards

Find out all about the range of top awards you can complete as an Explorer Scout

If you were a Beaver, Cub or Scout, you'll already know that being a Scout is all about completing awards at every step of the journey. As an Explorer, there are more chances to soar than ever before, as you'll be introduced to a whole new range of Top Awards. And once you've earned them, here's where to sew them on.

You can work towards as many awards as you like, at your own pace. Are you ready? Let's get stuck in. 

Reach the Top!

For more information on the Chief Scout’s Platinum, Chief Scout’s Diamond and King’s Scout Award, download the Reach the Top guide for Explorer Scouts, Scout Network members, Leaders, and Commissioners.

Download the Reach the Top guide
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Chief Scout's Platinum Award

The Chief Scout’s Platinum Award is a chance to celebrate your progress, and take stock of how far you've come.

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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 King's Scout Award.

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King's Scout Award

The King's Scout Award is the highest award for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members. Earning it is a huge achievement!

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

Test yourself with an award for every level of challenge.


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Young Leader Award

Hone your leadership skills by volunteering with a younger section. Learn more about the Young Leaders' Scheme.

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Explorer Belt

The Explorer Belt is the challenge of a lifetime. Explore untrodden ground over a ten-day period, test your limits and get to grips with a new culture.

Membership Award

Once you've made your Promise, you'll earn your Membership Award, featuring an image of the fleur de lis. This is the international Scout symbol, worn by Scouts all over the world. 

Graphic logo for the Membership Award

Joining In Award

Joining In Awards celebrate every year you spend with us, starting from your very first day as a Beaver right up until your last meeting. As an Explorer, you can earn up to four. 

Graphic logo for the Joining In Award

Moving On Award

Eventually, it’ll be time to embrace your next big adventure. Get ready for Network: our fifth and final section for 18-25 year olds. 

Graphic logo for the Explorers Moving On Award

YouShape Award

At Scouts, young people learn how to speak up and take the lead. That’s what the new YouShape Award is all about.

Graphic logo for the Explorers YouShape Award