Chief Scout's Award
The 15th Burlington/Strathcona
and East Burlington Troops are proud of these youth who, over the years, have achieved the Scout program's
highest honour. The list was
from the records of the Burlington
About the Chief
||On September 18, 1973,
Roland Michener, then Governor General and the Chief Scout of Canada, inaugurated the
Chief Scout's Award. In his challenge, the Chief Scout said that Scouts who receive
the award will have exemplified Scouting's principles through leadership, voluntary
service to the community, and outdoor skills. These elements provide the award's
The obligation of every Scouting
program is to offer every participant in the Troop the chance to achieve the Chief Scout's
Award. However, participation in the Troop does not guarantee the automatic presentation
of this level's highest achievement. A recipient of the Chief Scout's Award has
demonstrated the personal desire to reach a little farther, to work a little harder and to
put even more back into the community.
A holder of the Chief Scout's Award
has earned the highest achievement level of the Scouting program, the Pathfinder Award. In
addition, there are several more tasks to be accomplished before this final step is
acknowledged. By the time a Scout is ready to qualify for the Chief Scout's Award, they
have performed over 30 hours of service in the community, many of it self-directed. They
have met with a local service agency and together have discussed and made plans for future
improvements in the community. Additional work on the World Conservation Badge exposes a
Chief Scout Candidate to the many environmental issues of today, and they have taken an
active role in promoting those issues with the public.
Chief Scout candidates amass more
than 100 kilometers in hiking camps and they spend time as trainers helping their fellow
Scouts work on their own badge levels.
Having done all of that, the
recipient of a Chief Scout's Award must submit their work for judgment by
their fellow Scouts, their Troop Scouter, and their Patrol Counsellors.
Canadian Chief Scout's Award
recipients have gone on to travel in space, and become political leaders. Some have
been recognized worldwide as authors and scientists.
-adapted from information from the 1991 Scout Leader's Handbook, and
from London District Council
for Chief Scout's Award
- Have earned the Pathfinder award.
- Be currently qualified in Standard First Aid.
- Have earned at least one challenge badge in each of the 7 Challenge Badge Categories:
Athletics, Outdoors, Science & Technology, Home & Family, Personal Development,
Culture & Society, Personal Fitness.
- Hold the World Conservation badge / World Scout Environment Award..
- Investigate Scouts Canada's involvement in World Scouting. Present your findings in an
interesting way to your Patrol, Troop, or other group. Your presentation should include
information on the following:
- a)Scouts Canada's involvement with:
- The Canadian Scout Brotherhood Fund
- World Jamborees
- The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
- b)The purpose and location of the World Scouting Bureau
- c)The current World Scouting membership and how Canada's membership compares to that of
- Develop yourself further in each Activity Area by:
- a)Designing a challenging program with a Scouter which includes the requirement to excel
in a component of each Activity Area (Citizenship, Leadership, Personal
Development, and Outdoor Skills). Citizenship must include providing at least 30
hours of leadership to others. These hours are in addition to the hours required for the
Citizenship Activity Area. If at all possible, provide this service outside of Scouting.
- b)Offering your plans and goals for discussion and approval to your
Court of Honour and
Troop Scouter prior to beginning.
- c)Reporting to and being evaluated by the Court of Honour and Troop Scouter on your
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