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Chief Scouts Award

The Chief Scout's Award was created in September 1973 by Governor-General Roland Michener, who was then Chief Scout of Canada. The Award is the highest badge a Scout can earn and recipients are recognized around the country as being leaders in their own Troop and community. Scouts may earn the Chief Scout's Award after completing the requirements, as listed below. They are evaluated on their achievement by their leaders and fellow Scouts. After moving on to Venturers, they have three months to complete any remaining requirements for the Award.

Recipients of this Award are presented with an emblem by their Troop Scouter at an appropriate time and place. They will also receive a certificate at the Region's annual Youth Recognition Ceremony.


Scouts may earn the Chief Scout's Award after successful completion of the following requirements, as judged by their Scouters and fellow Scouts:

  1. Have earned the Pathfinder award.
  2. Be currently qualified in Standard First Aid.
  3. Have earned at least one challenge badge in each of the 7 Challenge Badge Categories.
  4. Hold the World Conservation Award.
  5. Investigate Scouts Canada's involvement in World Scouting. Present your findings in an interesting way to your Patrol, Troop or other group. Your presentation should include information on the following:
    1. Scouts Canada's involvement with:
      • The Canadian Scout Brotherhood Fund
      • World Jamborees
      • The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
    2. The purpose and location of the World Scouting Bureau
    3. The current World Scouting membership and how Canada's membership compares to that of other countries.
  6. Develop yourself further in each Activity Area by:
    1. Designing a challenging program with a Scouter which includes the requirements to excel in a component of each Activity Area. Citizenship must include providing at least 30 hours of leadership to others. These hours are in addition to the hours required for the Citizenship Activity Area. If at all possible, provide this service outside of Scouting.
    2. Offering your plans and goals for discussion and approval to your Court of Honour and Troop Scouter prior to beginning.
    3. Reporting to and being evaluated by the Court of Honour and Troop Scouter on your ongoing progress.

Steps for Nominating:

  1. Troop Scouters should ensure that the Scout has completed the requirements as listed above.
  2. Download and complete the application for Chief Scouts Award. Please remember to check off the appropriate award. The form for 2017 is available for download below.
  3.  Deadline date for submitting the Chief Scouts Award application is May 19th, 2017
  4. Print the form and obtain all necessary signatures.
  5. Deliver the form to the Scout Shop. Only after the completed form is submitted will the actual crest be made available for purchase.

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