Queen’s Scout Award


The Queen’s Scout Award is the culmination of everything that you do as a young person in Scouting. To complete the award you will need to commit to developing and challenging yourself in many new ways. You will spend time in new places, meet new people and learn new skills. You will develop your communication, organisational and team working skills. It is an achievement that you will remember for the rest of your life and is also recognised by many potential employers.

The 500 or so young people in the UK who achieve their Queen’s Scout Award every year are invited to the National Scout Service and Parade of Queen’s Scouts at Windsor castle to mark their achievements.

How to be a Queen's Scout

participantsTo find out more on how to get started, download a copy of Reach the Top.
Here in Durham Scout County, the Queen’s Scout Award is supported and sign off by:

leaders_cover(Note that District Explorer Scout Commissioners / District Scout Network Commissioners / District Commissioners can no longer sign off your Queen’s Scout Award)

There are just six clear steps to becoming a Queen's Scout:

  1. You register your intention to complete your Queen’s Scout Award on-line.
  2. Once your registration is processes, your relevant Commissioner will contact you to ensure that you have a suitable local mentor to support you through the various stages of the Award.
  3. You complete the various requirements of the Award, supported by your local mentor. Your relevant Commissioner will be available to help with any questions that you or your mentor may have. If you or your mentor have any questions about whether what you are planning will meet the Award requirements, please contact your relevant Commissioner before starting.
  4. Essex Scouts @ Gilwell Park - June 2009Once you complete the requirements for the Award, you need to make a presentation  of your achievements to a suitable audience. It’s a good idea to invite the relevant Commissioner who will be signing off on your Award.
  5. You complete a Queen’s Scout Award certificate request form, which will then be reviewed and signed off by your relevant Commissioner and forwarded to Headquarters.
  6. Once your certificate and badge arrives, you will be invited to our reception at Windsor (normally the night before the parade), to our County Awards event and will also be given the option to have your award presented locally by your relevant Commissioner.