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Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

This award program Award aligns with several Scouting programs including Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring and STEM Scouts, providing worldwide recognition for program activities – BSA 2018 news release

The Duke Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognized program for young people, building their skills to equip them for life and work. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development.

– The Duke Edinburgh’s International Award USA (downloaded June 2019)

Topic created: 2019-06-22

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There are three goal levels in this program: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The medals for each level are worn suspended on a ribbon worn around the neck for formal occasions.

Sea Scouts BSA restricts what can be worn on some BSA uniforms.

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Watch the video describing the impact of the Award with Scouts and learn more about starting an Award program within your council!

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Scoutbook New Feature Request

Duke of Edinburgh - May? 2018

Kurt H. (May 2018)
With the inclusion of the Duke of Edinburgh award in the BSA, being able to track that in ScoutBook would be advantageous.

Original post: 2019-06-22
Last updated: 2019-06-22 07:09 am PDT

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BSA 2018 News Release (extract)

Boy Scouts of America and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award USA Offer International Leadership Opportunities that Prepare Scouts for the Global Marketplace, - Irving, TX - January 17th, 2018, BSA 2018 news release

Irving, TX. – Jan. 17, 2018 – Youth participating in the variety of programs offered by the Boy Scouts of America can now earn international recognition for the character- and leadership-building skills they learn thanks to a new partnership recently announced by the Boy Scouts of America and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award USA.

In conjunction with BSA programs, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award USA offers youth out-of-the-classroom experiences designed to empower and equip Scouts, Venturers and Explorers to take on the best opportunities the world has to offer. …

At the 2017 National Scout Jamboree, Higgins-Beard and Surbaugh invited Scouts ages 14-24 to begin their Award, agreeing that “every Scout should do the Award” and involvement in these programs is vital to becoming prepared for life. …

Scout receiving Bronze Award medal - Photo courtesy of BSA Scouting Newsroom.

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