By 2023: 

  • we will work with partners such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme, Curriculum for Excellence (in Scotland) and the National Citizen Service (in England) so that young people can access these through Scouting and achieve the highest awards 


There are many organisations that offer a programme for 14-25 year olds and we recognise that offering a range of opportunities enables us to meet the differing needs and interests of young people. Through Scouting, young people should be able to participate in a wide range of awards programmes through a seamless joined up experience so they can achieve the highest awards and go on to excel as adults. 


This initiative is in the planning phase. 

We have formed a partnership with the National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust through which we will focus on delivering innovative NCS programmes for 15-17 year olds and growing Scouting in areas that would benefit most. For more information read our announcement.

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