There are a huge number of badges available to young people across all sections of Scouting.
Some of these might be to reward proficiency or endeavour in a certain skill area, while others might be for time spent in the movement, for becoming a member of the next section, or for taking part in particular challenges or expeditions.
The top award for each section is the Chief Scout’s Award with Bronze for Beaver Scouts, Silver for Cub Scouts, Gold for Scouts and Platinum & Diamond for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network.
Queen's Scout Award
The Queen’s Scout Award is also available for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network over the age of 16 and is the ultimate Top Award for all members to achieve by the time they reach the age of 25.
All recipients receive a special invitation to Windsor Castle to participate in a parade and be inspected by a representative of Her Majesty the Queen.
The Chief Scout Platinum and Diamond Awards and the Queen’s Scout Award are also a ‘perfect match’ for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and it is therefore possible to achieve one when completing the other.
Scottish Headquarters have developed a number of additional Scottish specific activity badges:
These are designed to complement rather than replace the existing range of badges and can all be purchased directly from Scottish Headquarters.