The Programme and How We Deliver

The Programme

The programme is a seamless progression of adventurous, creative and community activities. It aims to help young people grow in a number of personal development areas. The idea is that they learn by doing rather than just being told what to do.

Chief Scout Awards

We structure our programmes around badges covering many various activities and skills. Each section has a Top Award, called the Chief Scout Award which is the highest award available and each young people aims to achieve these by completing a number of Challenge, Activity and Staged badges.

Each section has their own Chief Scout Award which increases in challenge:

  • Squirrels – Chief Scout Acorn Award
  • Beavers – Chief Scout Bronze Award
  • Cubs – Chief Scout Silver Award
  • Scouts – Chief Scout Gold Award
  • Explorers – Chief Scout Platinum and Diamond Awards

Challenge, Activity and Staged Badges

The Chief Scout Award is achieved by completing a number of different Challenge, Activity and Staged badges in each section. More information on these badges is available here: