Top Awards for young people
From your first Chief's Scout Award to The King's Scout Award, anything is possible.
Our Top Awards are designed to be challenging, relevant and rewarding, but, most of all, they should allow young people to have fun, make new friends and gain some amazing memories in Scouts.
From the Chief Scout’s Acorn Award in Squirrels to taking on the Explorer Belt and King’s Scout Award, each of our Top Awards shows you’ve tried new things, been dedicated to learning new skills, developed resilience and determination and built your confidence. All our Top Awards are a really big achievement, and you should be proud.
Here you’ll find inspiration, guidance and great ideas to help get you started on your first or next Top Awards adventure.
We ran our second Top Awards week during November 2023. We had sessions for Squirrels, Cubs, Scouts, making awards inclusive, and Young Leaders. Take a look at the webinars and recordings, including presentation copies and resources. If you attended, we’d really like you to complete the evaluation form to let us know what you thought!
This is for Explorer and Network Scouts. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) gives young people the chance to make friends, have fun and build confidence in an empowering, exciting and non-competitive learning environment. There are three awards, which are Bronze, Silver and Gold.
This award is only for Network Scouts. Provided by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), Scouts of the World Award (SOWA) gives members the chance to undertake a project of their choice, within the themes of Peace, Environment and Sustainability.