Network are young people aged between 18 and 25. Network is the fifth and final youth section of the Scout Movement following on from Explorers. During and after being part of the Scout Network you can be an adult volunteer.
There are 4 top awards in Scouting for Network Members:
- Explorer Belt
- Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Queen's Scout Award
- Scouts of the World Award
See below more info on how to achieve these top awards and the Network Danders Challenge Award. Network members can also achieve the Bronze and Silver DofE, the Chief Scout's Diamond Award and the Zodiac Awards. Any questions or issues around completing these please contact the District Scout Network Commissioner or ADC Youth Involvement here
The Explorer Belt is the international challenge of a lifetime. Assemble a team, plan your 10 day expedition, choose your project and challenges and up skill on those competencies. Find out more here. Please note you must register your intention to complete the award here before starting. Have a look in the Explorer Belt - Reach Out and Explore document in the 'related documents' section.
The Queen's Scout award comprises of a variety of activities to complete and is linked closely to the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award and it is worth working on the two awards together. For more info on DofE click here. More info on the QSA click here. Take a look at the logbook and completion form which needs to be completed and then signed by the District Scout Network Commissioner or District Commissioner here
Scouts of the World Award (SOWA) is a Scout Network only award that gives Scout Network members the chance to undertake a project of their choice within the themes of Peace, Environment and Sustainability and take action on their chosen issue. Find out more about the award here or on the WOSM page here. To start this award sign up for a discovery weekend.