Gold Award 2016 cohort

This is the working space for Scouts who joined the troop in March and September 2016.


During their final year with the troop Scouts will be well on their way to completing the gold award. 

Many of the things that are left to complete are things Scouts need to do either at home, school or other clubs.  Relevant adults will need to sign off these activities.

The pro-formas listed below are all those that are required by this cohort.  Not everyone in this cohort requires all these to be signed off.  Scouts must refer to their personal plan, sent by the leaders, to see what is left to do.

The leaders will be in touch soon about taking part in an environmental project. We will attempt to find a date suitable to as many of this cohort as possible, but we cannot guarantee to found a date that suits everyone.


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Reminder of Gold Award Requirements.

  1. Earn six Activity or Staged Activity badges. They could be badges gained outside of normal meetings or ones achieved through the Thursday evening programme.

  2. Complete the nine Challenge Awards.


Part 1: Scouts will earn a number of Activity and Staged Activity badges by participating fully in the troop programme: Nautical Skills, Time on Water, Nights Away, Swimming, First Aid, Sailing and Paddle Sports. In theory most Scouts will therefore meet the requirement through Thursday evening meeting attendance. However, the Leaders would like our Scouts to individually work towards at least one Activity or Staged badge on their own. As well as doing badges that match hobbies or interest there is the option to do badges based on school work, such as art or DT.  All badge information can be found on the main Scouts website (see menu on LHS).

Part 2: Most elements of most of the Challenge Awards will be completed during the three year programme, but in order to complete them all Scouts will need to attend weekend and camp activities. Some individual work will be required as well. The badge requirements for the Challenge Awards can be found on the main Scouts website but are also reproduced in the 3 Year Plan document below which covers how we intend to cover the badge work in the normal course of events.  

A Scout's progress against all elements of the Gold Award can be monitored via Online Scout Manager.

Gold Award Plan: You can read our plan using the link below. Thursday evening activities are drawn up with the Gold Award in mind and Scouts will have to also complete a number of independent activities, some of which we will programme in at set time and others that can be completed at any time.