Scouts Badges and Awards

Badges and Awards

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Scoutcraft Badge

The Scoutcraft Badge is the first badge completed by every new Scout. The Scoutcraft Badge is earned within four to six weeks of joining the Troop. Your Patrol Leader and Scout Leader work together to carry out the training and testing for this badge. The requirements for the Scoutcraft Badge include demonstrating four knots, knowing the Australian Flag, First Aid, Safety with camping tools and the Patrol System.

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Pioneer Badge and Cord

The Pioneer Badge is the first of the three major badges in Scouts. This badge is designed to be achieved by undertaking new experiences, learning from and participating in practical and adventurous activities.

To gain this badge, a Scout must complete the two compulsory Pioneer Targets (Campcraft and Citizenship) and one of the six elective Pioneer Targets. These elective targets include Water Safety, Air Activities, Construction, Emergencies, Environment and Water Activities.

This badge can be achieved through participation with your Patrol or with other Scouts and with assistance from your Patrol Leader or Assistant Patrol Leader.

In order to gain the Pioneer Cord you must also complete one Pioneer Patrol Activity and two Pioneer Proficiency Badges. There are 31 different Proficiency Badges to choose from over a very wide variety of areas.

Explorer Badge and Cord

The Explorer Badge is the second of the three major badges in Scouts. This badge is designed to provide you with opportunities to help your Patrol Leader and to assist other Scouts to pass their Pioneer Target Badges by doing practical and challenging activities.

To gain this badge, a Scout must complete the two compulsory Explorer Targets (Campcraft and Citizenship) and one of the six elective Explorer Targets. These electives include Water Safety, Air Activities, Construction, Emergencies, Environment and Water Activities.

In order to gain the Explorer Cord you must also complete One Explorer Patrol Activity and two Explorer Proficiency Badges. These will bring your running total up to two Patrol Activities and Four Proficiency Badges.

Adventurer Badge and Cord

The Adventurer Badge is the third and final badge of the three major badges in Scouts. This badge is designed to provide you with opportunities to teach and test other Scouts to pass their Pioneer and Explorer targets. It is an opportunity to pass on the knowledge and skills you have gained on your journey by teaching and using your knowledge to organise practical and challenging activities.

To gain this badge, a Scout must complete the two compulsory Adventurer Targets (Campcraft and Citizenship) and one of the six elective Adventurer Targets. These electives include Water Safety, Air Activities, Construction, Emergencies, Environment and Water Activities.

In order to gain the Adventurer Cord you must also complete one Adventurer Patrol Activity and two Adventurer Proficiency Badges. These will bring your running total up to three Patrol Activities and Six Proficiency Badges.

Australian Scout Medallion

The Australian Scout Medallion is the highest award you can earn in the Scout Section. It is considered the pinnacle of your Scouting at this stage and is a milestone in your Scouting life.

In order to achieve the Australian Scout Medallion, Scouts must participate in a Scout Leadership Course at some point whilst completing the Explorer or Adventurer Badges, Demonstrate Leadership abilities and achieve the Adventurer Cord.

Download the ASM Fact Sheet

For more information on the Australian Scout Medallion, click here.

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