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Long Whatton Scouts
 
Long Whatton and Diseworth Scouts

Long Whatton Scouts
 
Long Whatton and Diseworth Scouts

Fun, challenge and adventure
for more than 60  Girls and Boys, Young Women and Young Men, and Volunteers
across theNorthern Parishes of North West Leicestershire

Long Whatton Scouts
 
Long Whatton and Diseworth Scouts

Long Whatton Scouts
 
Long Whatton and Diseworth Scouts

Chief Scout Awards & Queens Scout Awards

Just by completeing the DofE Award and adding a few Scout elements, You can gain both Nationaly Recongised Awards.

Queens Scout Award

The Requiremnets

To gain this award the following  equirements must be completed:
 
  • Be a member of Explorer Scouts for at least six months.

 

  • Complete six nights away as an Explorer Scout of which four must be camping.

 

  • Complete two activities from the International, Environment and Values list. See List Below. The two activities should come from different areas.
 
Hold the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh 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

The Chief Scout's Diamond Award is the highest of the Chief Scout's Awards, and the final step before the Queen's Scout Award.
 
To gain the Chief Scout's Diamond Award, members must complete the following:
 
  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Complete two activities from the list of International, Environment and Values activities See List Below. These should be different activities from the Chief Scout's Platinum Award and not from the same area.
 
Hold the Silver Duke of Edinburgh 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.

To gain the award you must complete all of the following requirements before your 25th birthday.
 
REGISTRATION
Register your intention to complete the Award here.

Activities (including the membership requirement) can count towards the award from the date of registration and back dated up to a maximum of 3 months (but not before your 16th birthday).
 
MEMBERSHIP
Award participants must:
• Be aged between 16 and 25 years old
• Be a member of Explorer Scouts or Scout Network (or both) for at least 18 months
• Be a member of Explorer Scouts or Scout Network at the time you complete the award
 
NIGHTS AWAY
Complete 18 nights away with Scouting, of which 12 must be camping.
 
INTERNATIONAL, ENVIRONMENT & VALUES (IEV) LIST
Complete six activities, two from each topic area.  Click here to view the IEV list.

If you have the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award you should complete four further activities, and if you have the Chief Scout’s Diamond Award you should complete another two. These should be different from the ones already completed for the other awards.
 
CHALLENGES
Complete the five Queen’s Scout Award challenges or hold the Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE).

•    Skill
Take up a skill for 6 or 12* months, and show progress and lasting interest. The skill can be an existing interest or something entirely new.

•    Physical Activity
Take up a physical activity for 6 or 12* months, completing an agreed programme by taking part and achieving your objectives.

•    Service
Provide service to an individual or the community for 12 months. Briefing and training should be given in order to gain the necessary skills. This may include helping with another section of the movement as an Explorer Scout Young Leader or adult volunteer.

•    Expedition
Training framework:
Show that you are competent in the following areas:

 
- First aid and emergency procedures
- Risk assessment/health and safety
- Navigation and route planning
- Camp craft, equipment and hygiene
- Food and cooking
- Country, highway and water sports codes
- Observation, recording and presentation
- Team building
- Proficiency in mode of travel

Practice
Undertake a minimum of 3 days and 2 nights (consecutive) expedition in wild country by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy.

Final
Undertake a 4-day and 3-night (consecutive) qualifying expedition with an aim in wild country by the method used in your practice.

•    Residential
Undertake a 5 day and 4 night residential project in an unfamiliar environment where the majority of people are not known to you. This project could be environmental work, activity based, service to others or personal training. In exceptional circumstances, the residential can be done on 2 occasions, as long as the same activity is completed.

*All members should complete 12 months in either the skill or the physical activity challenges.

Award participants who are not holders of a Chief Scout’s Diamond Award or Silver DofE must complete an extra 6 months in either the service or the longer of the skills or physical recreation challenges.
 
PRESENTATION
Make a presentation covering all elements of your award to a suitable audience, with the aim of inspiring and motivating others to achieve the award. The presentation should be the final activity you complete.

Chief Scout's Platinum Award: International, Environmental & Values (IEV) List
 
International
•    Complete a 3 day Expedition in the UK with similar Aims to those of the Explorer Belt.
•    Take an active part in a project with an overseas aid organisation, such as UNESCO. Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
•    Take an active part in a camp in another country, for instance, a Jamboree or Moot. Present your experience to your unit/relevant audience.
•    Take an active part in an International Camp in the United Kingdom.
•    Take part in a project at a campsite abroad, for example, as part of a Euro-Steps project or Camp America.
•    Organise a series of 2 evening programmes for your Unit on an international theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Organise a series of 2 evening programmes for Another Section on an international theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Complete any activity of a similar nature agreed beforehand, and registered with your mentor.

 
Environmental
•    Assist some Cub Scouts or Scouts in gaining their Environmental Conservation Activity Badge.
•    Take an active part in an environmental project with another organisation. Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
•    Take an active part in an environmental project in your local community.  Discuss your experience with your mentor / Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
•    Choose a current environmental issue to research, and then present your findings to your Unit.
•    Complete an environmental impact assessment of an activity the Unit is undertaking and act on your findings.
•    Organise a series of 2 evening programmes for your Unit on an environmental theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Organise a series of 2 evening programmes for Another Section on an environmental theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Complete any activity of a similar nature agreed beforehand, and registered with your mentor.
 
Values
•    Assist some Cub Scouts or Scouts in gaining their Faith Activity Badge.
•    Take a regular part in activities at your place of worship.
•    Take an active part in a project examining your own faith, for example a retreat. Discuss your experience with your mentor / Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
•    Take an active part in a project examining a faith other than your own.
•    Choose a current issue to research, such as health or crime, and then present your findings to your Unit.
•    Organise a series of 2 evening programmes for your Unit on an Values theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Organise a series of 2 evening programmes for Another Section on an Values theme agreed with your Mentor.
•    Complete any activity of a similar nature agreed beforehand, and registered with your mentor.

Chief Scout's Diamond Award: International, Environmental & Values (IEV) List
 
International
•    Complete a 7 day Expedition in the UK with similar Aims to those of the Explorer Belt.
•   
Take an active part in a project with an overseas aid organisation, such as UNESCO. Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
•    Take an active part in an International Camp in the United Kingdom.
•    Take part in a project at a campsite abroad, for example, as part of a Euro-Steps project or Camp America.
•    Organise a series of 4 evening programmes for your Unit on an international theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Organise a series of 4 evening programmes for Another Section on an international theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Complete any activity of a similar nature agreed beforehand, and registered with your mentor.

 
Environmental
•    Assist some Cub Scouts or Scouts in gaining their Environmental Conservation Activity Badge.
•    Take an active part in an environmental project with another organisation. Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
•    Take an active part in an environmental project in your local community.  Discuss your experience with your mentor / Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
•    Choose a current environmental issue to research, and then present your findings to your Unit.
•    Complete an environmental impact assessment of an activity the Unit is undertaking and act on your findings.
•    Organise a series of 4 evening programmes for your Unit on an environmental theme agree with your mentor.
•    Organise a series of 4 evening programmes for another Section on an environmental theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Complete any activity of a similar nature agreed beforehand, and registered with your mentor.

 
Values
•    Assist some Cub Scouts or Scouts in gaining their Faith Activity Badge.
•    Take a regular part in activities at your place of worship.
•    Take an active part in a project examining your own faith, for example a retreat. Discuss your experience with your mentor / Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
•    Take an active part in a project examining a faith other than your own.
•    Plan and carry out an act of worship for your Unit or another group in Scouting.
•    Choose a current issue to research, such as health or crime, and then present your findings to your Unit.
•    Organise a series of 4 evening programmes for your Unit on an Values theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Organise a series of 4 evening programmes for Another Section on an Values theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Complete any activity of a similar nature agreed beforehand, and registered with your mentor.

Queen's Scout Award: International, Environmental and Values (IEV) list
 
International
•    Complete your Explorer Belt, or be a mentor to an Explorer Belt Team.
•    Take an active part in a project with an overseas aid organisation, such as UNESCO. Present your experience to your unit / relevant audience.
•    Take an active part in a camp in another country, for instance, a Jamboree or Moot and present your experience to your unit / relevant audience.
•    Take an active part in an International Camp in the United Kingdom in a role other than "Participant".
•    Take part in a project at a campsite abroad, for example, as part of a Euro-Steps project or Camp America.
•    Organise a series of 6 evening programmes for your Unit on an international theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Organise a series of 6 evening programmes for another Section on an international theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Complete any activity of a similar nature agreed beforehand, and registered with your mentor.
•    Complete the Scouts of the World Award.

 
Environmental
•    Take an active part in an environmental project with another organisation. Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
•    Take an active part in an environmental project in your local community.  Discuss your experience with your mentor / Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
•    Choose a current environmental issue to research, and then present your findings to your Unit.
•    Complete an environmental impact assessment of an activity the Unit/Network is undertaking and act on your findings.
•    Organise a series of 6 evening programmes for your Unit on an environmental theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Organise a series of 6 evening programmes for another Section on an environmental theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Complete any activity of a similar nature agreed beforehand, and registered with your mentor.
•    Complete the Scouts of the World Award.

 
Values
•    Choose a current issue to research, such as health or crime, and then present your findings to your Unit.
•    Organise a series of six evening programmes for your Unit on a Values theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Take an active part in a project examining your own faith, for example a retreat. Discuss your experience with your mentor/present your experience to your Unit/relevant audience.
•    Take an active part in a project examining a faith other than your own.
•    Take a regular leading part in activities at your place of worship.
•    Organise a series of six evening programmes for another section on an values theme agreed with your mentor.
•    Complete any activity of a similar nature agreed beforehand, and registered with your mentor.
•    Complete the Scouts of the World Award.

 
Note:
Six activities should be completed in total, these should be cumulative across Chief Scout’s Platinum and Diamond awards and the Queen’s Scout Award, i.e. a direct entrant to the Queen Scout Award should undertake six IEV activities in total.  An activity cannot count for this requirement if is being used for any other requirement of the award (e.g. taking part in an international camp cannot be used for both Residential and an International requirement).
 

The Explorer Belt is a challenge of a lifetime. It is a chance to take part in a ten day expedition that brings you a real understanding of a different country, its culture and way of life. You will develop this understanding by travelling through your chosen country, working as part of a small team to complete a series of projects and most importantly by meeting local people. It is an experience and an achievement that you will remember for the rest of your life.
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
REGISTRATION
Register your intention to complete the award here .

MEMBERSHIP
Be an Explorer Scout aged 16 or over, a Scout Network member, or a member of the Senior Section of Girlguiding aged
16 or over.

EXPEDITION
Undertake a 10-day expedition as part of a team* outside of the UK with a minimum travelling time of 50 hours over the 10 days, by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy.
If aged 16–18 years old, you may only participate in an organised expedition supported by an in-country leadership team, rather than being self-led.
The use of public transport is acceptable as part of the travelling time, where opportunities to meet people would otherwise be missed.
*Minimum starting number of young people per team is three with the minimum of two per team completing the expedition.

Covering the following areas during your preparation and expedition:
Competence
Show that you are competent in the following areas:
•    Navigation skills
•    Expedition cooking
•    Lightweight camping
•    Language
•    Acceptable home hospitality
•    Fitness
•    Proficiency in mode of travel
•    Teambuilding
•    First Aid (covering First Response as a minimum)

Budgeting
Agree the budget before the expedition and record spending throughout the trip.

Log book
Keep a logbook of the expedition which records places visited, the route taken, project work undertaken and personal thoughts.

Projects
Complete one major project selected by the team which is undertaken throughout the expedition.

Complete at least ten minor projects which may be chosen by the team, leadership team, peers or a mixture of these.

DEBRIEF
Take part in a debrief of the expedition with your mentor and leadership team.  Ideally this should be within 24 hours of the 10th day of the expedition or within 24 hours of return to the UK.

PRESENTATION
Make a presentation including all elements of your award to the assessment panel and other invited guests of your experiences and achievements.

ASSESSMENT
Your expedition, project work, and presentation will be assessed by an assessment panel including your mentor to determine if you have successfully achieved your Explorer Belt. Final sign off of the award is the responsibility of a Commissioner at County level or District Commissioner in Scotland.

SUPPORT MATERIAL
It is strongly recommended that you read the available support materials before starting to work towards your award to make sure you fully understand what you need to do.  The materials provide more advice and guidance on the award requirements, as well as ideas and information that will help you to meet them.

Access the support materials here .