Members of The Scout Association in the Scout Network Section aged 18 – 25 years.
The purpose of the Scouts of the World Award is to support and develop young people to take action on an issue that they care about, and make a difference in their local and international communities.
The Scout Association is the UK's largest mixed youth organisation. They offer 6 – 25 year olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure, and the chance to help others so that young people are able to make a positive impact in communities.
- The Scout Association
The awarding provider is The Scout Association in partnership with the World Organisation of the Scout Movement.
To gain this award participants must:
- be aged 18 – 25 and a member of the Scout Network section of The Scout Association
- attend a residential Scouts of the World Discovery, lasting a minimum of four days, based on one or more of the three themes: environment, sustainability, and peace
- with the support of a mentor, plan a voluntary service project based on the theme explored on the Discovery residential
- undertake voluntary service, either in the UK or abroad, lasting a minimum of 14 days
- meet with their mentor and report on what they have achieved during their Scouts of the World voluntary service, including feedback from the community which benefited from their project
- present their report to other young adults in scouting
The Scouts of the World Award consists of three main areas:
The Scouts of the World Award is one of the top awards in scouting that young people can achieve as part of the Scout Network Section (18 – 25 year olds)
Each young adult is assigned a mentor who supports them in the delivery of their award. Upon completion of the requirements for the award the mentor will recommend that it is signed off by the local volunteer manager.
All components must be completed to achieve the award.
Total 105 hours which takes an average of 12 – 18 months to complete.
Young adults involved in the Scouts of the World Award gain a number of personal development skills including teamwork, time management, skills of leading, project management, communication, self-motivation, personal commitment and awareness of other cultures, and challenges in the wider local and international communities.
The Scouts of the World Award must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.
This award is current.
The certificate is awarded by relevant local volunteer line manager and issued nationally along with a uniform badge.
Further information can be found at www.scouts.org.uk/sowa