Gold Award 2018 Cohort

This is the working space for Scouts who joined the troop in March and September 2018.

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Sent 03/06/2019: We are sure that during the past year you will have done a number of things that may count towards the Gold Award or other badges so please take a bit of time to look at this website and see what you can tick off. The update letter gives you some useful reminders.

The documents below are all the ones you need for completing your independant activities this year. If you have not started yet there is still plenty of time and the Summer Holidays will soon be here so why not think of a creative project to complete, undertake an adventurous activity on your family holiday or maybe even complete a personal challenge.

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Sent 08/01/2019: Your Introduction Letter about the Chief Scout Gold Award and and a link to a Personal Development Plan which can be used to help you plan how you are going to complete your award.

The Pro-forma listed below cover activities (additional Activity Badges, Adventurous activities, Creative activities, taking part in a Performance) which may be completed by you at any time during your time with the troop. If your interests and hobbies are such that these may be difficult to complete then let the leaders know as soon as possible.




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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.