There are 4 elements to the Chief Scout Platinum Award, the main element being the completing of Bronze DofE. This is run through our explorers, though you can choose to complete it externally to scouting and just provide us with the final certificate.
As a reminder the Bronze DofE Requirements are below:
More information about Bronze can be found on the Bronze DofE Page
– Membership: This is calculated from the date you join explorers (or your 14th birthday)
– Nights Away: These nights must be as an Explorer or Young Leader (or Girlguiding equivalent). They cannot be nights away completed through your DofE Training/ Expeditions or your ICV activities. Your ESL will keep track of your nights away completed through Explorers, any additional nights away can be recorded via the log below.
The ICV activities are designed to go one step further in your Scouting. They will allow you to look at issues affecting your local community, explore your faith or help others to explore theirs, and give you chance to explore the world and meet scouts of other nationalities.
Similar to your DofE, you need evidence of to complete your ICV activities, this can be photos, discussions, presentations etc. All activities will need to be written up as a short report to go in your Explorer Records. This will help as you work your way up the awards.
The written report will be published in the Platinum Award blog for others to read, and gain inspiration from. Pictures, research and work product can only be published with the subject’s permission.
Support and other Requirements
If you are taking part in Nights Away activity as a Young Leader please record this via the Nights Away Log
If you think you have finished your Chief Scout Award please get in touch with Lotti who will arrange a discussion/presentation and arrange the presenting of the award.
Chief Scout Platinum Blog Posts
These can be found here: Bronze DofE / Chief Scout Platinum Blog Page