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Scouts Scotland Chief Scout’s Gold Award

Why this award?

This is the highest award a member of the Scout Section (age 10½ to 14) can earn. It requires completion of all nine of the Challenge Awards - World Challenge Award; Skills Challenge Award; Creative Challenge Award; Outdoors Challenge Award; Adventure Challenge Award; Expedition Challenge Award; Teamwork Challenge Award; Team Leader Challenge Award; Personal Challenge Award, plus six Activity badges

The Challenge Award elements take Scouts outside of their comfort zone and require skills such as determination, resilience and leadership. 

Who is it for?

The Chief Scout's Gold Award is for Scouts aged 10½ to 14. It follows after the Chief Scout’s Silver Award (although direct entry is possible) and precedes the Chief Scout's Platinum Award. 

What time commitment is required?

The Chief Scout’s Gold Award will typically require a weekly commitment over a 6-month period to meet the requirements of the award. Additional commitments such as weekends will be required for expeditions and nights away experiences. The Skills Challenge requires Scouts to regularly take part in physical activities over a period of four to six weeks. Time to complete may be extended to the end of the first term in Explorer Scouts.

Is the award externally accredited?

The Chief Scout’s Gold Award is recognised by the presentation of a certificate and a badge that can be worn on Scout uniform.

Provider: Scouts Scotland

Website: Click here

Budget: Membership Subscription

For Ages: 10 - 14

Time to Complete: 6 Months


  • Sport
  • Nature
  • Volunteering
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Youth Work
  • Get Outdoors
  • Making friends
  • Enterprise
  • Adventure
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Gain new skills
  • Physical Activity

Type of Involvement:

  • Overnight
  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • On my own
  • Away from home
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • To build skills and experience

Meeting Frequency: Weekly, Ad Hoc


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