1st Sandstone Scout Group
Wildfire Explorer Scouts
SUPPORT FOR DofE, QSA & YL AWARDS
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QUEEN'S SCOUT

The Wildfire Explorer Scout Unit supports members (and older members of the 1st Sandstone Scout Troop) who wish to earn Duke of Edinburgh Awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold level, and the Queen's Scout Award.

This section is specifically for those members, and collects together information and documents which members working towards these awards will find useful.

Select the award in which you are interested by clicking on the appropriate badge or title link


DofE BRONZE AWARD

You can start working for your DofE Bronze Award in the school year in which your 14th birthday falls. You can complete the Volunteering Section by helping the Beaver or Cub Sections as a Young Leader, and we run training and Practice and Qualifying Expeditions which will enable to complete the Expedition section. You can complete the Skills and Physical sections within scouting, in an extra curricular activity at school, or by pursuing a hobby or other interest at home or with a club

DofE SILVER AWARD

You can start working for your DofE Silver Award in the school year in which your 15th birthday falls. You can complete the Volunteering Section by helping the Beaver, Cub or Scout Sections as a Young Leader, and we run training and Practice and Qualifying Expeditions which will enable to complete the Expedition section. You can complete the Skills and Physical sections within scouting, in an extra curricular activity at school, or by pursuing a hobby or other interest at home or with a club
DofE GOLD AWARD

You can start working for your DofE Silver Award on your 16th birthday. You can complete the Volunteering Section by helping the Beaver, Cub or Scout Sections as a Young Leader, and we run training and Practice and Qualifying Expeditions which will enable to complete the Expedition section. You can complete the Skills and Physical sections within scouting, in an extra curricular activity at school, or by pursuing a hobby or other interest at home or with a club. You must organise the Residential Section yourself but you will find links to possible residentials on the following pages.

QUEEN'S SCOUT AWARD

The Queen's Scout Award is the top achievement in Scouting and can be earned by Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members. It is a recognised 'career enhancer' recognised by many employers.
You have until your 26th birthday to earn the Queen's Scout Award.
The Queen's Scout Award (QSA) is linked closely to the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award and it is worth working on the two awards together.

YOUNG LEADER AWARD

The Young Leaders' Scheme helps Explorer Scouts to develop and grow as individuals. It allows them to make a valuable contribution to their community and give service to others. The scheme also helps them fulfil the service elements of their awards.
If you are using your volunteering as a Young Leader to complete the volunteering section of a DofE award you must complete at least 2 hours Young Leader training at each level so it's worthwhile completing the Young Leader training scheme and earning the Young Leader Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This page was last updated on 8 February, 2019