Awards and badges

There are a variety of awards and badges which can be achieved by young people and adults in Scouting - both at a local and National level.

Scout Top Awards - The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, King's Scout Award, Scouts of the World Award and Explorer Belt

Kent Scouts offers The Duke of Edinburgh's Award alongside Scoutings other top awards including the King's Scout Award.

National Awards and Recognition

Recognising achievements and thanking volunteers for their contribution to Scouts

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Scout Mate

The Scout Mate badge has been  designed to encourage members in the three younger sections to recruit a friend into Scouting.

Scout Mate Gold

This award is to reward the active recruitment of new adult volunteers.

Kent Invicta Challenge

Starting at Beavers through to Network the challenge increases in difficulty and is a prized badge for any Kent Scouter.

4 Week Challenge

A Kent Scouts badge designed to accompany the National 4 Week Challenge recruitment scheme.

Skills4Life

The Skills4Life badge has been developed by Kent County Council Public Protection to empower Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers in preparing for adult life.

Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters is a scheme in partnership with the NHS to raise awareness of Mental Health.

Community Champion Award

Do your 4-10½ year olds help in your local Community? Well Kent Scouts now has a badge to help show how amazing they are

Kent Scout County Awards

Kent Scouts runs an annual awards process to recognise exceptional projects and people across the County.

Nominations are welcome from young people, parents and leaders and cover 10 categories from Young Person of the Year to the Growth and Development Award.

Find out more


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Youth sections

Squirrels
4-5 years

Beavers
6-8 years

Cubs
8-10½ years

Scouts
10½-14 years

Explorers
14-18 years

Network
18-25 years

Coming up

First Aid - Complete course (10A&B)
21st July 2024, 9:30

Roverway 2024
22nd July 2024 - 5th August 2024

First Aid - Complete course (10A&B)
3rd August 2024, 9:00

Young Leader: First Aid Masterclass
3rd August 2024, 9:00 - 16:30

First Aid (10B) - Practical
10th August 2024, 9:00

Contact us

Kent County Scout Council
Kent Scouts Activity Centre
Lower Grange Farm
Grange Lane
Sandling
Maidstone, Kent
ME14 3DA

Telephone: 01622 397070
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

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