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Benefits of RAF recognition and minimum standards

Benefits of Recognition

The most important benefit to the Air Scout Troop, Air Explorer Scout Unit or Air Scout Group is the honour of being recognised as delivering consistently exciting and fulfilling high programme standards to its young people by the Royal Air Force.

Additionally, RAF Recognised sections and groups are permitted to:
It has been agreed that these benefits are available subject to the prior claims of the Air Training Corps and the Combined Cadet Force (RAF) having been met.
To be able to take advantage of these benefits leaders will need to make contact with the Wing Executive Officer at their local ATC Wing HQ mentioning GAI 1011. If the local RAF Station is concerned about Health and Safety, Groups should do a Risk Assessment as they would for any activity using the information in FS120000 Activities - Risk Assessment.

Minimum Standards

Air Scout Troops, Air Explorer Scout Units and Air Scout Groups who aspire to gain or retain RAF Recognition status are required to meet certain standards. These standards are as follows:

Air Scout Troops

1.   The Troop must be able to demonstrate that all members have the opportunity to participate in a balanced programme covering outdoor and adventure, world and skills.

2.   50% of the Troop should hold at least one Challenge Award, and 25% of the Troop should hold at least three Challenge Awards.

3.   Each member of the Troop should have progressed further towards gaining the Air Researcher, Air Spotter or Air Navigation Activity Badges or an Air Activities Staged Activity Badge since the last review.

Air Explorer Scout Units

1.   The Unit must be able to demonstrate that all members have the opportunity to participate in a balanced programme covering outdoor and adventure, world and skills.

2.   Each member of the Unit should have progressed further towards gaining the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award; the Chief Scout’s Diamond Award or the Queen’s Scout Award since the last review.

3.    50% of the members should have proved their continued interest in air activities by having gained stage 5 or 6 of the Air Activities Staged Activity Badge. 

Air Scout Groups

1.   The Group must be able to demonstrate that all members have the opportunity to participate in a balanced programme covering outdoor and adventure, world and skills.

2.   50% of the Group should hold at least one Challenge Award, and 25% of the Group should hold at least three Challenge Awards.

3.   Each member of the Group should have progressed towards gaining an Air Activities Staged Activity Badge since the last review.

 

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