Award Transition Guidance 2015

The requirements for the Chief Scout Awards have been updated. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be able to complete the updated requirements from January 2015. There will be a transition period from January to September 2015 where young people who have started the Awards can complete them using the current requirements, providing they finish by September 2015. Young people who start their Chief Scout Awards after January 2015 should follow the new requirements in their entirety. Young people who have started the Awards using the current requirements but will not finish it by September 2015 should follow these transition guidelines.

This transition advice is designed to make the transition from the old requirements to the new ones as smooth as possible for young people and ensure they are not penalised by the updates, by having to complete requirements twice. Equally it is important that they experience the level of challenge that the new requirements offer, particularly in terms of the greater emphasis on outdoor and adventure in the programme.

Beavers

The table below shows how the current Challenge Awards broadly translates into the new Challenge Awards which make up the requirements for the Chief Scout Bronze Award.

Beaver Transition

Any Beaver who has already started the Award and who will complete it after September 2015 should follow these transition guidelines:

Beavers will need to complete:

  • Personal Challenge Award
  • Teamwork Award
  • 4 Activity Badges or Staged Activity badges of your choice
  • Four other Challenge Awards (these can be a mixture of the current and new awards). They should cover all four of the areas covered by the new Challenge Awards (My World, My Skills, My Outdoors and My Adventure)

Cubs

The table below shows how the current Challenge Awards broadly translates into the new Challenge Awards which make up the requirements for the Chief Scout Silver Award.

Cub Transition

Any Cub who has already started the Award and who will complete it after September 2015 should follow these transition guidelines:

Cubs will need to complete:

  • Personal Challenge Award
  • Teamwork Award
  • Team Leader Award (Leaders may waive this award if Cubs have completed the rest of the requirements by December 2014)
  • 6 Activity Badges or Staged Activity badges of your choice
  • Four other Challenge Awards (these can be a mixture of the current and new awards). They should cover the four areas covered by the new Challenge Awards (Our World, Our Skills, Our Outdoors and Our Adventure)

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The table below shows how the current Challenge Awards broadly translates into the new Challenge Awards which make up the requirements for the Chief Scout Gold Award.

Scout Transition

Any Scout who has already started the Award and who will complete it after September 2015 should follow these transition guidelines:

In these cases, Scouts will need to complete:

  • Personal Challenge Award
  • Teamwork Award
  • Team Leader Award (Leaders may waive this award if a Scout has completed the rest of the requirements by December 2014)
  • 6 Activity Badges or Staged Activity badges of your choice
  • Six other Challenge Awards (these can be a mixture of the current and new awards). Ideally they should cover all six of the areas covered by the new Challenge Awards. As a minimum Scouts must complete at least two awards from each of the groups below to make up their six remaining Challenge Awards:

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