SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Diamond 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 12 months. This can include any time counted for the Chief Scout's Platinum Award.

2. Complete 12 nights away as an Explorer Scout or member of the Scout Network, of which eight must be camping. This may include the nights counted for the Chief Scout's Platinum Award.

3. Complete two activities from the list of International, Environment and Values activities. These should be different activities from the Chief Scout's Platinum Award and not from the same area.

a) Hold the Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award, or complete the four Diamond Challenges, which are:

- take up a Skill for three or six 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 or six months, completing an agreed programme of taking part and achievement.

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

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


All Members should complete six months in either the Physical Activity or the Skill.

Members who have not completed the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award or the Chief Scout's Platinum Award must undertake an extra six months in either the Service Challenge or the longer of the Skills or Physical Recreation Challenge.