Gold Award 2017 cohort

This is the working space for Scouts who joined the troop in March and September 2017.


Scroll down to find your entry for a list of outstanding requirements. After each Thursday meeting we will send out an email covering the Gold Award elements we focussed on that week and a reminder video will be available on our Badges page. Here are all the forms you need to send in your evidence and we have created a new email address badges@4thefsscouts.org.uk  for you to use to submit your evidence.
KL    Completed

CW   Completed

EH
  • Adventure Challenge - complete the Fairlop Waters research element.
NS
  • Personal Challenge - complete two personal challenges and get your parents to sign them off. 
  • Adventure Challenge - complete the Fairlop Waters research element.
  • Skills Challenge - complete the physical activity log.
  • Skills Challenge - complete the Household Chores activity.  
  • Team Work Challenge - complete the '3 Teams' element.
  • Environmental Project - we won't be able to run a project this term so please find something you can do at home. Maybe you can research how to make your garden more insect friendly or look at the rubbish you produce at home and see how you can reduce it. This project should take around 3 hours.
KS
You cannot complete the Gold Award without attending a camp and at the moment we don't know whether we will be running a Summer Camp but you have so few things left to complete it would make sense to complete these so you are in the best position possible to achieve the award.
  • Personal Challenge - you have completed your own personal challenge but had only just started the leaders challenge. As we cannot continue with this please select another personal challenge of your own and get your parents to sign it off. 
  • Adventure Challenge - complete the Fairlop Waters research element.

ZC
You cannot complete the Gold Award without attending a camp and at the moment we don't know whether we will be running a Summer Camp but you have so few things left to complete it would make sense to complete these so you are in the best position possible to achieve the award.
  • Personal Challenge - complete two personal challenges and get your parents to sign them off. 
  • Adventure Challenge - complete the Fairlop Waters research element.
  • Skills Challenge - complete the physical activity log.
  • Skills Challenge - complete the Household Chores activity.  
  • Team Work Challenge - complete the '3 Teams' element.
  • Complete your Expedition Report.
SA
You cannot complete the Gold Award without attending a camp and at the moment we don't know whether we will be running a Summer Camp but you have so few things left to complete it would make sense to complete these so you are in the best position possible to achieve the award.
  • Personal Challenge - you have completed your own personal challenge but had only just started the leaders challenge. As we cannot continue with this please select another personal challenge of your own and get your parents to sign it off.  
  • Adventure Challenge - complete the Fairlop Waters research element.
  • Skills Challenge - complete the physical activity log.
  • Skills Challenge - complete the Household Chores activity.  
  • Team Work Challenge - complete the '3 Teams' element.
  • Skills Challenge - you weren't around on the Thursday evening when we covered the 'Understand the dangers of drugs and alcohol' element of this badge. 
  • World Challenge - you weren't around on the Thursday evening when we covered the 'Explore the common beliefs and attitudes towards gender or disability in different societies' element of this badge. 
You could cover these last two element at home by doing some research and creating a quiz or game we can use in Scouts at a later date - or you may have a much better idea of your own!

GM
You cannot complete the Gold Award without attending a camp and at the moment we don't know whether we will be running a Summer Camp but you have so few things left to complete it would make sense to complete these so you are in the best position possible to achieve the award.
  • Personal Challenge - complete two personal challenges and get your parents to sign them off. 
  • Adventure Challenge - complete the Fairlop Waters research element.
  • Skills Challenge - complete the physical activity log.
  • Skills Challenge - complete the Household Chores activity.  
  • Team Work Challenge - complete the '3 Teams' element.
  • Environmental Project - we won't be able to run a project this term so please find something you can do at home. Maybe you can research how to make your garden more insect friendly or look at the rubbish you produce at home and see how you can reduce it. This project should take around 3 hours.
  • Complete your Expedition Report.
AJ
You cannot complete the Gold Award without attending a camp and at the moment we don't know whether we will be running a Summer Camp but you have so few things left to complete it would make sense to complete these so you are in the best position possible to achieve the award.
  • Personal Challenge - complete two personal challenges and get your parents to sign them off. 
  • Adventure Challenge - complete the Fairlop Waters research element.
  • Skills Challenge - complete the physical activity log.
  • Skills Challenge - complete the Household Chores activity.
  • Skills Challenge - you weren't around on the Thursday evening when we covered the 'Understand the importance of a balanced diet' element of this badge. You could cover this element by keeping a food diary for a week and commenting on how good/poor/balanced it is.  
  • Team Work Challenge - complete the '3 Teams' element.
  • Complete your Expedition Report.
  • Do a day of volunteering. There is a lot of volunteering that can be done on line during the present situation.  
NG
You cannot complete the Gold Award without attending a camp and at the moment we don't know whether we will be running a Summer Camp but you have so few things left to complete it would make sense to complete these so you are in the best position possible to achieve the award.
  • Personal Challenge - complete two personal challenges and get your parents to sign them off. 
  • Adventure Challenge - complete the Fairlop Waters research element.
  • Skills Challenge - complete the physical activity log.
  • Skills Challenge - complete the Household Chores activity.
  • Skills Challenge - you weren't around on the Thursday evening when we covered the 'Understand the importance of a balanced diet and enough sleep' elements of this badge. You could cover these elements by keeping a food and sleep diary for a week and commenting on how good/poor/balanced it is. 
  • Skills Challenge - you weren't around on the Thursday evening when we covered the 'Understand the dangers of smoking' element of this badge. You could cover this  element at home by doing some research and creating a quiz or game we can use in Scouts at a later date - or you may have a much better idea of your own!
  • Team Work Challenge - complete the '3 Teams' element.
  • Complete your Expedition Report.
  • Do a day of volunteering. There is a lot of volunteering that can be done on line during the present situation.
  • Environmental Project - we won't be able to run a project this term so please find something you can do at home. Maybe you can research how to make your garden more insect friendly or look at the rubbish you produce at home and see how you can reduce it. This project should take around 3 hours.

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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.