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Badges and Awards


Badges and Awards

Did you know that as well as tramping, bush craft and camping badges, our Scouts can develop skills in first aid, marine navigation and photography? Our activity badges allow Scouts to demonstrate their learning and progress in various pursuits, and help them to form new interests. They are usually awarded when a young person has completed a challenging yet achievable set of requirements.

We also have a number of Challenge Awards, which focus on more ambitious tasks and are themed around the cornerstones of our balanced programme – community, outdoors, personal development and new experiences.

And the top awards?

Scouts can complete their bronze, silver, gold and Chief Scout's Award. Venturer Scouts then move on to the highest level - The Queen's Scout Award, which marks the pinnacle of effort and achievement and is presented at Government House. Many older Scouts and Venturers also complete the various parts of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. 

Full details of these awards and application forms are available via the Awards page.

Honouring volunteers

Our young people wouldn't be able to achieve any of this without the thousands of adult volunteers who regularly give huge amounts of time and effort. Qualified leaders are also awarded certificates to recognise stages of their leadership training, as well as awards and badges in appreciation of long or outstanding service. Full details of these awards and nomination forms are available via the Awards page.

Sponsored badges

Would you like to partner with SCOUTS New Zealand to help young people gain relevant skills? Partners can provide resources and opportunities to help young kiwis achieve badges and awards in industry relevant areas. Contact us to discuss activity badge sponsorship.