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Diamond Chief Scout's Award

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If you would like to complete the Chief Scout's Diamond Award please email pat.duncumb@kentscouts.org.uk.

To gain the Chief Scout's Diamond Award, members must complete the following:

  1. Be a member of Explorer Scouts or the Scout Network or both for at least 12 months.
  2. Complete 12 nights away as an Explorer Scout or member of the Scout Network, of which eight must be camping.
  3. Complete 2 activities, from 2 different sections and different activities from those completed for the Chief Scout Platinum Award.
  4. Hold the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, or complete the four Diamond Challenges.

The Diamond EIV Challenges

International:

  Complete a 7 day Expedition in the UK with similar Aims to those of the Explorer Belt.
  Take an active part in a project with an overseas aid organisation, such as UNESCO. Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
  Take an active part in an International Camp in the United Kingdom.
  Take part in a project at a campsite abroad

  Organise a series of 4 evening programmes for your Unit or another sections on an international theme agreed with your mentor.

Environmental:

  Assist some Cub Scouts or Scouts in gaining their Global Conservation Activity Badge.
  Take an active part in an environmental project with another organisation. Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
  Take an active part in an environmental project in your local community.  Discuss your experience with your mentor / Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
  Choose a current environmental issue to research, and then present your findings to your Unit.
  Complete an environmental impact assessment of an activity the Unit is undertaking and act on your findings.
  Organise a series of 4 evening programmes for your Unit or another section on an environmental theme agree with your mentor.

Values:

  Assist some Cub Scouts or Scouts in gaining their Faith Activity Badge.
  Take a regular part in activities at your place of worship.
  Take an active part in a project examining your own faith, for example a retreat. Discuss your experience with your mentor / Present your experience to your unit / Relevant Audience.
  Take an active part in a project examining a faith other than your own.
  Plan and carry out an act of worship for your Unit or another group in Scouting.
  Research a current issue, such as health or crime, and then present your findings to your Unit.
  Organise a series of 4 evening programmes for your Unit or another sections on a Values theme agreed with your mentor.

The Diamond Chief Scout Award Challenges

  • take up a skill for three or six months, and show progress and lasting interest. The skill can be an existing interest or something entirely new.
  • take up a physical activity for three or six months, completing an agreed programme of taking part and achievement.
  • provide service to an individual or the community for six months. Briefing and training should be given in order to gain the necessary skills. This many include helping with another section as a Young Leader.
  • complete a three day and two night expedition in rural or open country by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy. The expedition should involve careful preparation, training, responsibility and review.

All Members should complete six months in either the physical activity or the skill.

Members who have not completed the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award or the Chief Scout's Platinum Award must undertake an extra six months in either the Service Challenge or the longer of the Skills or Physical Recreation Challenge.