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Membership Award

Membership Award

The Membership Award is gained by young people joining from outside the Movement. Explorer Scouts complete the Moving-On Award from the Explorer Scout section.

To gain the Membership Award, you must complete the following:

Young people gain the Membership Award only once in the Scout Network, no matter how many local Networks they join.

The location for making the Promise should be decided by the young person with help from other Members. The Promise should be made in front of other members of the Scout Network, but the location should be appropriate and memorable.

Young people should make the Promise between 6 and 12 weeks of joining. If they have been an Explorer Scout, they will probably be ready much sooner.


Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


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