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Chief Scout's Diamond Award: International, Community & Values (ICV) List

Complete four activities from the International, Community and Values (ICV) list. This should include at least one from each area of the list and can include the activities completed for the International, Community and Values list as part of the Chief Scout's Platinum Award.

The ICV list is designed with flexibility in mind. This flexibility enables you to individually shape your award, and push yourself to develop in areas that you enjoy and are passionate about. You will be able to develop your skills, be proud of what you have achieved and most of all, enjoy yourself.


This section is all about exploration – both around global issues and taking part in international opportunities.


This section is all about you developing your knowledge and skills, and putting them into practice to make a real difference and impact on your local community. 


This section is all about you reflecting upon your own and others beliefs and exploring what the Scouting Values mean to you.

Guidance notes

Below you will find some practical ideas, guidance and examples for each section of the ICV list.

Scouting helps you to develop you as an individual and give you skills for life. Take time to reflect on how each activity helps you both in and outside of Scouting; make use the Get Ahead: Scouting and Employability resource to do this.

If you are a Network member, use ukscoutnetwork.org.uk to search for local and national projects to get involved in that cover elements of the ICV list.


•    For support and guidance on running sessions on international, see the Global Programme Ideas.
•    Check out the latest international opportunities here.


•    Use the A Million Hands resources to learn more about our charity partners; plan and develop a project. You could do this as an individual project or organise and lead for your or another unit.
•    Help develop a new project or become actively involved in implementing an existing plan to promote local Scouting. Talk to your local Commissioners to understand what is already happening.
•    Understand how Scouting in your area could become more inclusive, work with others to create an action plan and make changes to ensure Scouting really is for all.


•    For support and ideas around spiritual development, see the Rise to the Challenge: Exploring Spiritual Development in Scouting resource. This resource is available from Scout Shops, or can be downloaded here.
•    Running a Scouts Own would provide a great opportunity to incorporate spiritual reflection, and explore a particular topic, like faiths and beliefs, or Scouting Values.

This list was updated in January 2017, following feedback from Members and consultation.  This included a change in the name of the list, from International Environment and Values (IEV), to International Community and Values (ICV).  For more information about this change, please see scouts.org.uk/programmeupdates


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