The highest award that can be achieved in the Venturer section.
The Queen's Scout Award aims to widen the interests and knowledge of Venturer Scouts and encourage them to 'look wide'. The award is designed to be challenging and encouraging for Venturers over a wide range of activities.
To achieve this prestigious award a Venturer Scout must be able to set a goal; plan progress towards that goal; organise their self and others; and maintain the determination to overcome difficulties and complete the task.
They must also have achieved the Venturing Skills Award and complete the requirements in four award areas:
- Adventurous Activities – demonstrates that the Venturer Scout is challenged in initiative, expeditions an outdoor adventures.
- Community Involvement – activities centred on citizenship, community service and caring for the environment.
- Leadership Development – involvement in Unit management and leadership courses and studying different vocations.
- Personal Growth – self development through expressions, ideals, mental pursuits and personal lifestyle.
Completion of the Queen's Scout Award is a major milestone in a Venturers Scouting journey and carries an outstanding reputation within Scouting and the community.
The Award is approved by a Venturer's peers at Unit Council level. This peer review aims to maintain good standards for the award and allow the Venturer's efforts to be judged by those who understand their abilities and goals best.
An adult Leader or Rover who has earnt the Queen's Scout Award is entitled to wear a miniature replica of the cloth badge on their uniform.
Venturers receiving their Queen's Scout Award will be notified by State Office. Further information about receiving the award at the biannual Government House presentations can be found below.
The next Queen's Scout Award ceremonies will be held at Government House on:
- Saturday 27th April 2019
- Saturday 10th August 2019