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Leaders' resources (Scouts)


The complete guide to Scouting for all adult volunteers, this durable, wire bound book with protective cover and elasticised band, contains the practical advice you need to run a successful Colony, Pack, Troop or Unit. From understanding the Promise and Law, keeping young people safe and generating programme ideas, to getting running activities and nights away, this will be your reliable reference for everything Scouting.
Available from Scout Store.

Scout Badges and Awards and How to Earn Them

The definitive badge book for Scouts and their leaders, this handy guide contains the requirements for every single badge in the Scout section. Available from Scout Store.

Programme Poster

Want to see the whole 6-25 programme in one place? This vibrant large format poster will help adults and young people get a sense of how Scouts progress through the programme and provides an overview of awards and badges across all five sections.

Scout Badge Poster

A colourful overview of the whole Scout section programme, this shows every single Activity Badge, Challenge Award, the Chief Scout's Silver Award and the expanded range of Staged Activity Badges. Available from the Scout brand centre.

Promise posters and cards

A Scout Promise poster is available to order from the Scout brand centre, or can be downloaded here.  There are also Promise Cards available to purchase from Scout Store.

Chief Scout's Gold Award Certificate

This may be awarded to a young person who has achieved the top award in Scouts.
Available from Scout Store and the Scout brand centre.

A Chief Scout's Gold Award woggle is also available to purchase from Scout Store, and a congratulations video message from Chief Scout Bear Grylls is available to download from the Scout brand centre.

Scout Record Cards

Available from Scout Store and the Scout brand centre.  Alternatively, they can be downloaded here.

Parents Guide to Scouts

Leaflets designed to give parents or carers a brief introduction to the section. Contains badge placement diagram and information about the Scout Promise.

Available to download here, to personalize on the Scout brand centre, or as hard copies free from District Scout Shops.

Quality Programme Checker

The Quality Programme Checker is a tool designed to help you to review your programme, and make sure that you are delivering quality Scouting to the young people that you support.  Find more information about reviewing your programme and download the tool here.

To order resources from Scout Store, click here.

To access the Scout brand centre, where you can also create other resources, click here.


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