SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Platinum Scouts Award

To gain this Award the following requirements must be completed:

1. Be a member of Explorer Scouts or the Scout Network or both for at least six months.

2. Complete six nights away as an Explorer Scout or member of the Scout Network of which four must be camping.

3. Complete two activities from the International, Environment and Values list. The two activities should come from different areas.

4. Hold the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award, or complete the four Platinum Scout Challenges, which are:

- take up a Skill for three months, and show progress and lasting interest. The skill can be an existing interest or something entirely new.

- take up a Physical Activity for three months, completing an agreed programme of taking part and achievement.

- provide Service to an individual or the community for three months. Briefing and training should be given in order to gain the necessary skills. This can include helping with another Section as a Young Leader.

- complete a two day and one night expedition in rural country by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy. The expedition should involve careful preparation, training, responsibility and review.


Members must undertake an extra three months in any of the Skills, Physical Recreation or Service Challenges.